Collaborative Initiatives

In addition to its direct-engagement efforts with public companies, PSP Investments participates in collaborative governance initiatives and engagements with other like-minded institutional investors to strengthen its voice with regard to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Principles for Responsible Investments

PSP Investments is a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). As a signatory, PSP Investments is guided by the PRI’s six principles for responsible investment.

Pension Investment Association of Canada

PSP Investments is a member of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC) . PIAC’s mission is to promote sound investment practices and good governance for the benefit of pension plan sponsors and beneficiaries.

30% Club

In June 2016, PSP Investments became a member of the 30% Club. We joined our voice with others who believe that gender balance on boards encourages better leadership and governance, and that diversity contributes to better, all-round board and corporate performance. The 30% Club’s mission is to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations.

The 30% Club does not believe in mandatory quotas. Instead, it supports a voluntary approach to meaningful, sustainable change. However, it has set a 2019 target of 30% of board seats to be held by women.

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

PSP Investments is also an active member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), which represents institutional investors managing assets of over $3 trillion. CCGG, on behalf of its members, engages with the boards of directors of approximately 50 Canadian issuers each year, with discussion topics including all aspects of corporate governance.

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

ICGN promotes effective standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship to advance efficient markets and sustainable economies worldwide. As an ICGN member, PSP Investments supports its Global Governance Principles and Global Stewardship Principles which aim to:

  • Influence policy by providing a reliable source of investor opinion on governance and stewardship.
  • Connect peers to enhance dialogue between companies and investors on long-term value creation.
  • Inform dialogue through knowledge and education to enhance the professionalism of governance and stewardship practices.

CDP

PSP Investments is a signatory of the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. The CDP acts on behalf of 822 institutional investors representing over US$95 trillion in assets under management, to encourage public companies to disclose how they are managing climate-change risks and opportunities that may be affecting their businesses.

Since fiscal year 2010, PSP Investments is also a signatory of the CDP Water Program, which enables institutional investors to better understand the business risks and opportunities associated with water scarcity and other water-related risks by increasing the availability of high-quality information on this issue.

Additionally, PSP Investments has long been an active participant in collaborative initiatives by groups of limited partners to facilitate improvement with respect to the consistency of reporting, the uniformity of information made available and governance best practices.

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