At Optimum Asset Management, the board of directors established a Voting Rights Policy in 2012 taking into consideration Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles within the overall investment process. Therefore, Optimum Asset Management contributes to the improvement of prospective company management in order to facilitate the long-term profitability of their activities.
This Policy enables us to maintain our integrity and reputation, which is the foundation of our relationship with our clients, investment partners, the community, and government bodies. In this regard, Optimum Asset Management, its managers and employees adhere to rigorous and demanding ethical and deontological standards. Generic principles of responsible investing and sustainable development are among these standards.
Optimum Asset Management works with the Groupe Investissement Responsable Inc. (GIR), which is based in Montreal, Quebec. GIR is a Canadian leader in the area of extra-financial strategic advisory services. When executing proxy voting on our behalf, GIR applies our Voting Rights Policy guidelines that were established in 2012.