Describe how responsible investment is incorporated
Optimum Asset Management has selected the services of a firm specialized in Responsible Investment, namely the Groupe Investissement Responsable (GIR). GIR is a Canadian leader in the area of extra-financial strategic advisory services. GIR rates all Canadian bond issuers in terms of ESG factors. This rating is used by our Credit Committee in the analysis and selection of approved issuers to be included in our portfolios.