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PRI reporting framework 2018

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Provided feedback on ESG disclosure guides through the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative and participated in various PRI surveys. Member of the PRI Advisory Committee on Credit Ratings.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

PSP representative is a member of Corporate Governance Advisory Committee.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

          Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

PSP Investments is an active member of PIAC. More specifically, a representative of PSP Investments is a member of the Investor Stewardship Committee.

          PRI Québec
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Sponsored, attended and participated the 2017 PRI Quebec Network annual conference. In addition, a PSP representative is a member of the Event Committee of PRI Quebec and moderated a panel at the PRI Quebec Network annual conference.

          Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

PSP is an active member of CCGG. More specifically, a representative of PSP Investments is a member of the Board and the Chair of the Member Engagement Committee.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Vice President, Responsible Investment chairs the Responsible Investment working group of Finance Montreal, is a board member of CCGG and is a member of the PRI Advisory Committee on Credit Ratings. Responsible Investment staff are also active members of organisations such as the Finance and Sustainability Initiative and PRI Québec Event Committee.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PSP Investments supported the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures. Additionally, PSP Investments endorsed the 30% Club Canadian Investor Group Statement of Intent to achieve a minimum of 30% women on the boards and in executive management at S&P/TSX composite index companies by 2022. In June 2017, PSP Investments joined the Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative to enhance transparency in respect of ESG issues. Through its participation in PIAC’s Investor Stewardship Committee, PSP Investments contributed to the update of PIAC’s Corporate Governance Principles and Guidelines.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PSP Investments spoke publicly at numerous events to promote responsible investment, including: Colloque Carrière HEC, PRMIA-CFA, Femmes en Finance, Women in Capital Markets, Barreau Canadien, Norton Rose and RI America.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Actively participated in PRI Quebec Event Committee for organization of the PRI Quebec Annual Conference to promote the PRI and encourage adoption. Spoke about the benefits of adopting the PRI with External Managers.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PSP investments commented in January and June 2017 on the report published by the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosure.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PSP Investments’ Vice President, Responsible Investment is a member of the Advisory Committee on Credit Ratings.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          PSP Investments' Senior Manager of Responsible Investment is on the Board of Directors of the Finance and Sustainability Initiative
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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