|Submission Date||Sept. 11, 2014|
|0.25 / 0.25||
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
The primary investment goal of the CAAT Plan is to maximize risk-adjusted returns. To this end, the responsible Investing Policy covers three areas of investment activities i) proxy voting, ii) corporate engagement and iii) integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes where appropriate.
Proxy Voting: The Responsible Investing Policy states that the CAAT Plan will vote the proxies attached to its shareholdings thoughtfully and responsibly and that proposals dealing with ESG factors will be examined on a case-by-case basis taking into account the effects of the proposals on shareholder value.
Corporate Engagement: The CAAT Plan joins with other institutional investors in Canada to encourage regulators and the management of corporations to strive for better governance practices and more comprehensive disclosure of environmental, social and governance risks.
Integrating ESG factors into Investment Processes: An annual questionnaire is sent out to the Plan’s investment managers and general partners asking a series of questions about how ESG factors are integrated into their investment processes.
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