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The global path to net zero

The world economy is on a highly complex, multi-decade transition to one that produces fewer greenhouse gases and is adapted to the impacts of a changing climate.

To deliver on our mandate over the long term, OPTrust is committed to building a portfolio that addresses the risks and seizes the opportunities presented by the global transition to a net-zero economy.

OPTrust's approach

Our dedication to managing climate risk is a core piece of our long-standing Responsible Investing program. We endeavor to increasingly embed climate risks, alongside other material ESG factors, into the way we do business across the organization to ensure we rise to the challenge as investment best practices evolve in the decades ahead.

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The following climate change beliefs guide our decision-making and the implementation and evolution of our climate change strategy.

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We recognize addressing plan sustainability requires addressing climate sustainability.

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We must anticipate change and evolve.

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We will find opportunities across transition pathways.

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We are active owners and will engage with companies and in investor collaborations to address climate risks and opportunities.

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We will be transparent to preserve the trust of our members and stakeholders.

Our ambition and strategy

Climate change is among the most complex, challenging issues of our time. To help us navigate through the uncertainty, we have developed a climate strategy that will enhance the fund's resiliency through this monumental transition.

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Read about our enhanced climate change strategy

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Read about our Climate Scenario Analysis

Working together

The global path to net zero will present unprecedented challenges and opportunities, demanding investors work together to find solutions. We work collaboratively with many organizations, including:

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Our long-standing commitment to climate change

We are committed to understanding the impacts of climate change on our portfolio and have embarked on several initiatives over the past few years to enrich our perspective on the risks and opportunities it presents. Highlighted here are previous reports/research papers published by us, including those with partners in the financial industry.

With net assets of over $25 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan (including OPTrust Select), a defined benefit plan with over 100,000 members.

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