Our take on responsible investment issues

Strong corporate governance and effective board oversight are important in all of our investments. Our Corporate Governance Principles and Proxy Voting Guidelines underpin our views on responsible investing, because we think good governance is a precursor to good management of environmental and social risks. We also engage with companies and policy makers directly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters that have a bearing on our investment program.

In this section we share Ontario Teachers' perspectives on ESG matters including climate change, leading practices at our portfolio companies, and corporate governance and regulatory issues.

Climate Change

Plan members occasionally inquire about specific investments or themes, such as what we are doing about climate change. We acknowledge that climate change risks to our portfolio are real and potentially significant, and we consider them alongside other risks in the investment process.

Learn about Ontario Teachers' four-pillar approach to climate change.

Download a copy of our analysis, Separating the Real Risks for Investors from the Noise

Leading Practices

The companies we own often demonstrate leading practices. Read more about some of these, including the delivery of safe water at our regulated water utility investments and sustainable property management at our real estate subsidiary, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.

Comments, Research and Regulatory Submissions

As responsible investors, we speak out on important issues that affect capital markets, securities regulations, financial reporting and other corporate regulations. We also support research initiatives at various institutions.

View our comments, research and regulatory submissions here.

Corporate Governance Principles and Proxy Voting Guidelines

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