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Ontario Pension Board (OPB)

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Indicate what norms you have used to develop your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.5. Describe your organisation’s investment principles, and overall investment strategy, and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

The overriding objectives of the Fund are to provide security for the promised benefits, invest within an acceptable level of risk, and allow for stable and reasonable contribution rates.  In general, OPB believes that supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives will improve corporate disclosure practices and will enable long term investors, such as OPB, to better evaluate investment return-risk tradeoffs and ultimately support OPB's efforts to achieve the Plan's objectives.

OPB does not engage in the practice of screening in its investment decision making process. OPB adopts a pragmatic approach to integrating ESG considerations into its investment policies and procedures for the Fund.

OPB has fiduciary responsibilities to act in the best interests of Plan beneficiaries and for the long term sustainability of the Fund and therefore it is important that factors such as ESG are incorporated in a manner that supports, and does not take precedence over, OPB’s overriding fiduciary responsibilities.

OPB is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This international network of investors is collaborating to put Responsible Investment into practice and help build a more sustainable global financial system.

01.6. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

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02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Indicate if your organisation’s investment principles, and overall investment strategy is publicly available

02.4. Additional information [Optional].

OPB has established a Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP) that sets out OPB’s policies and procedures for the Plan’s portfolio of investments and loans, including how we incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. OPB provides a copy of the SIPP to members, former members and retired members upon request.


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

OPB’s Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures prohibits any OPB member, officer, employee, portfolio manager or other person appointed to carry out duties and responsibilities on behalf of OPB (an “OPB Agent”) to knowingly permit his or her interest to conflict with his or her duties and powers in respect of the Ontario Public Service Pension Plan (the “Plan”).  A conflict of interest includes any direct, indirect, actual or perceived material pecuniary interest of an OPB Agent in any investment in which OPB participates or proposes to participate. Any such conflict of interest is required to be disclosed by the OPB Agent to the Secretary of OPB. To the extent any investment matter requires the approval or vote of any committee of OPB, such OPB Agent must declare his/her conflict of interest and refrain from participating in the discussion or voting on such investment matter.

In addition, both the SIPP and the applicable Canadian pension legislation prohibits, subject to specific legislative exemptions, OPB from directly or indirectly lending its money to or investing its money in, or entering into a transaction with a person or entity that is considered a “related party” to the Plan.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Not Completed)


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