OPTrust Shortlisted for Responsible Investment Reporting Award

posting date Posted: April 21, 2015

TORONTO, April 21, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, OPTrust is on the shortlist in the medium and small fund category for a global award recognizing excellence in responsible investment reporting. The awards will be made at the RI Europe 2015 conference in London, England on June 2.

The RI Reporting Awards showcase excellence in responsible investment and ESG reporting encouraging best practice and transparency. Of the more than 1,000 global fund reports analysed, 16 are on the shortlist – eight in the large funds group and eight in the medium and small fund group. OPTrust is the only Canadian plan nominated in the medium and small fund group. Responsible Investor (RI), a dedicated news service on reporting responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally, administers the RI awards.

OPTrust released our inaugural public Responsible Investing Report in December 2014.

“At OPTrust, we recognize that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can effect investment risk and return. This nomination for excellence in reporting our responsible investing efforts reinforces the value of our approach to transparency and open communication with our stakeholders as well as the wider investment community.” said OPTrust President and CEO Hugh O’Reilly.

As a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, and our commitment to promoting sound corporate governance, OPTrust is committed to reporting to our members, sponsors and other key stakeholders on our responsible investing program.