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Investing with purpose

Building sustainable, long-term value requires investment strategies that develop better ways of doing business while improving social and environmental outcomes.

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Creating a lasting positive impact on the world

As a leading pension plan, we have the scale and influence to help support global efforts to limit global warming and develop sustainable business practices.

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Good governance is good business

We believe that good corporate governance leads to better management of climate, environment and social change.

Learn about our corporate governance

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Climate-friendly, future-friendly

The world is transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Climate change impacts our current environment and future investments, and we must prepare for the possibilities.

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Our ESG journey

Evolution of responsible investing

We have always been a trailblazer in responsible investing - continuing to adapt to an evolving landscape. It is an important part of the conversation - past, present and future. 

Pre-2000Ontario Teachers’ publishes proxy voting guidelines; commits to voting all sharesCo-founds the Canadians Coalition for Good Governance200320052010Produces guidelines for managing climate changeBecomes the signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investing2017Launches Low Carbon Economy Transitions Framework2015Develops guidelines for managing environmental and social risksLaunches climate change engagement2013Develops responsible investing principles2012Implements responsible investing strategy built on awareness, knowledge and applicationImplements ESG due diligence tool for Private Capital2018Co-founds Investor Leadership Network with CDPQIssues our first portfolio carbon footprint2019Develops proprietary ESG assessment toolIssues inaugural climate change reportPublishes guidance for environmental and social shareholder proposals2020Makes commitment to be net-zero by 2050Strengthens proxy voting guidelines for climate oversite and net-zero alignment2021Set interim portfolio reduction targetsSet internal targets to have portfolio companies establish net-zero pathways

Working with others to make a difference

We use our influence as a global investor to create
a supportive and sustainable business environment.


Sustainability Accounting
Standards Board (SASB)


Climate Action 100+


Global Real Estate
Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)