The RRUQ's approach to responsible investment focuses on the following areas : 1) Dialogue with external managers, 2) Dialogue with other investors and 3) Exercise of proxy voting rights
This policy applies to all asset classes of the Fund. Total or partial ESG integration practices and methods may vary from one asset class to another depending on the nature of the investments, the type of instrument and the investment strategy of the portfolio
Since the RRUQ is primarily a manager of managers, our approach is to encourage partners to join the PRI. The vast majority of RRUQ partners are PRI signatories and must integrate ESG factors into their management practice and report back to the UN.
Regarding the choice of managers, in the due diligence process that is part of the selection process, a section is devoted to evaluating the approach they take to implement ESG factors in their decision process.
In addition, an annual on-site review is conducted with the objective of verifying that the managers meet, among other things, the rigorous governance criteria set by the RRUQ.