OPTrust nominated for responsible investment reporting award second year running

posting date Posted: April 22, 2014

TORONTO, April 22, 2014 - For the second consecutive year, OPTrust was shortlisted for a global award recognizing excellence in responsible investment reporting.

The RI Reporting Award honours excellence in responsible investment and ESG reporting through a range of channels by a small or medium-sized pension fund and is based on research of more than 1,000 pension funds worldwide.

"Recognition for OPTrust’s approach to responsible investing adds value to the work we do to ensure the companies we invest in are well governed," said OPTrust President and CEO Bill Hatanaka.

"Responsible investing is an integral part of our investment process. When companies, managers and partners adhere to best practices whether from a governance, environmental or social perspective they outperform in the long run. OPTrust’s strong reputation in this area makes us an attractive partner to invest with," said Alex Macdonald, Chief Investment Officer.

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