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Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Trustee Inc.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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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. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Given the long term nature of Plan liabilities, the Fund has a long term investment horizon and assets are managed with a long term view. As such, the long term return of the Fund is a key measure of success.

Consistent with its sustainable investment philosophy, the Fund considers the impact of actions on future members and the importance of adapting the Fund to changing investment and economic environments.  Implementation of investment strategies that create long term sustainable value as well as the hiring of external service providers that consider the long term impact of their actions is a key part of the Fund’s sustainable investment policy.

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

01.6. Additional information [Optional].


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


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. Additional information [Optional].

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.

Employees are accountable for their conduct and have a duty to avoid conflicts of interest. A conflict of interest includes not only an actual conflict, but also a potential or perceived conflict. Should the situation arise, an Employee must disclose in writing an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest to the CEO and/or Director, Enterprise Risk & Compliance. If the actual, potential, or perceived conflict involves the CEO, the matter should be reported directly to the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors and the Director, Enterprise Risk & Compliance.

Furthermore, as outlined in the Fund's SIP&G, Directors of the PSSPTI are subject to their respective Code of Conduct.  Employees of the Pension Services Corp. are subject to the Pension Services Corp.'s Code of Business Ehtics and Conduct.  Employees and Trustee directors are accountable to avoid conflict of interests that may be in conflict with their duties to the Fund and disclose any actual or perceived conflicts.  Failure to follow the Code may result in dismissal.

Any external service provider shall disclose to the CIO any direct or indirect association or matierla interest or involvement in aspects related to their role with regard to the Fund's investments.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

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