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Ontario Pension Board (OPB)

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Engagement

Overview

LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal engagement policy.

01.2. Indicate what your engagement policy covers:

01.3. Attach or provide a URL to your engagement policy. [Optional]

URL

Attach document


01.4. Provide a brief overview of your organization’s approach to engagement

We approach engagement through a variety of means, including collective engagement, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, and thoughtfully exercising our proxy voting rights.  

Engagement on ESG issues with public companies is also undertaken by OPB's external managers where engagement is often embedded within their fundamental research process, such as meetings with company management, and part of their active ownership strategies. As noted elsewhere in this report, when selecting and monitoring external managers, we consider the manager’s ESG practices, including corporate engagement and participation in collaborative initiatives.

In addition to the engagement efforts of our external managers, OPB also promotes engagement through its membership in the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). The CCGG engages directly with Board members and management of Canadian public companies and leads initiatives to improve the regulatory environment in Canada.  

01.5. Additional information [optional]


LEA 02. Reasoning for interaction on ESG issues

02.1. Indicate the method of engagement, giving reasons for the interaction.

Type of engagement

Reason for interaction

Individual/Internal staff engagements

Collaborative engagements

Service provider engagements

02.2. Additional information. [Optional]


Process

Process for engagements conducted with/on your behalf by service providers

LEA 07. Role in engagement process

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

07.1. Indicate if you play a role in the engagement process that your service provider conducts on your behalf.

07.3. Additional information. [Optional]


LEA 08. Monitor / discuss service provider information

08.1. Indicate whether you monitor and/or discuss the following information provided to you by your service provider

Please select all that apply

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]


General processes for all three groups of engagers

LEA 09. Share insights from engagements with internal/external managers (Not Completed)


LEA 10. Tracking number of engagements

10.1. Indicate if you track the number of engagements your organisation participates in.

Type of engagement
Tracking engagements

Service provider engagements

10.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


Outputs and outcomes

LEA 11. Number of companies engaged with, intensity of engagement and effort

11.1. Indicate the amount of your listed equities portfolio with which your organisation engaged during the reporting year.

Number of companies engaged

(avoid double counting, see explanatory notes)

Proportion (to the nearest 5%)
Specify the basis on which this percentage is calculated

Service provider engagements

17
2 Proportion (to the nearest 5%)

Specify the basis on which this percentage is calculated

11.2. Indicate the proportion of engagements that involved multiple, substantive and detailed discussions or interactions with a company during the reporting year relating to ESG issue.

Type of engagement

% Comprehensive engagements

 

 

Service provider engagements

11.4. Indicate the percentage of your service provider engagements that you were highly involved in during the reporting year.

Type of engagement

% High involvement

 

 

Service provider engagements

11.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEA 12. Engagement methods (Not Completed)


LEA 13. Engagements on E, S and/or G issues (Not Completed)


LEA 14. Companies changing practices / behaviour following engagement (Not Completed)


LEA 15. Examples of ESG engagements (Not Completed)


Communication

LEA 16. Disclosure of approach to ESG engagements

16.1. Indicate whether your organisation proactively discloses information on its engagements.

16.8. Additional information. [Optional]


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