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.
Our dedication to managing climate risk is a core piece of our long-standing Responsible Investing program. We endeavour 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.
"Delivering our mission alongside a changing climate requires the effort and engagement of every department. We are dedicated to working together, and in collaboration with our investment partners and other asset owners, to ensure our portfolio’s continued resilience."
Senior Managing Director, Sustainable Investing and Innovation
We recognize addressing plan sustainability requires addressing climate sustainability.
We must anticipate change and evolve.
We will find opportunities across transition pathways.
We are active owners and will engage with companies and in investor collaborations to address climate risks and opportunities.
We will be transparent to preserve the trust of our members and stakeholders.
In 2022 we released our enhanced climate change strategy with a plan and ambition to build a resilient portfolio aligned with the global economy's path towards net zero. Our strategy is designed with one purpose in mind: to protect our pension promise over the long term.
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.