Engagement and Advocacy Initiatives

UTAM is active in its engagement and advocacy efforts. Below we provide information on our recent activities in this area.  

January 31, 2019
Photo of Fall leaves on U of T campus.

UTAM joins the 30% Club Canadian Investor Group

We are very pleased to announce that UTAM’s President, Daren Smith, is now a member of the 30% Club Canada, joining a group of like-minded leaders […]
June 27, 2018

Alerting governments to investors’ climate change concerns

We are pleased to announce that UTAM has signed the “2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change,” released earlier this month by a group of […]
June 27, 2018

Calling on the Government of Canada to enact legislation on slavery and child labour

In an era of complex global supply chains spanning many countries, investors must be alert to the potential use of child labour and modern forms of […]
December 20, 2017

Extending our responsible engagement efforts globally

As a manager of other investment managers, UTAM typically doesn’t engage directly with company boards and management. But as an active owner on behalf of the […]
December 20, 2017

UTAM joins the global Climate Action 100+ initiative

Investors have a vital role to play in helping to reduce carbon emissions around the globe. That’s why UTAM, on behalf of the University of Toronto, […]
July 11, 2017

PRI Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings

PRI Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings recognising the importance of consideration of ESG factors in the creditworthiness of borrowers and calling upon market participants to […]
July 11, 2017

Support for Amendments to Bill C-25

Letter to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, PC, MP, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development in support of changes to the election of directors and voting […]
May 1, 2017

Climate Change Letter

Global Investor Statement On Climate Change
UTAM's Involvement: Signed the letter
Date: May 2017
March 1, 2017

CDP Letter Writing Campaign

CDP letter writing campaign asking companies to complete CDP's climate change questionnaire
UTAM's Involvement: Sent letters to certain companies. An example letter is provided below.
Date: March 2017