We’re pleased to announce the publication of UTAM’s second Responsible Investing Report. Titled “The Broader Perspective,” the report details how we consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Over the past two years, UTAM has worked with the University of Toronto leadership to strengthen and formalize our shared commitment to responsible investing. As we balance prudent risk management with our efforts to generate sustainable returns, we also take a broader view of the managers we invest with, because we believe that material ESG considerations can have a significant impact on investment performance. The new report reflects our recently published Responsible Investing Policy and provides highlights of our progress over the past year as we’ve placed a responsible investment lens on UTAM’s long-term strategy, as well as our day-to-day management of the university’s pension, endowment and short-term working capital assets.
“Our commitment to responsible investing is not a one-time declaration,” says Daren Smith, UTAM’s President and Chief Investment Officer. “It’s the continuation of a journey – on a path defined by learning, adaptation, innovation and evolving best practices – in order to deliver the best possible value to the university and its stakeholders. Moving forward, we’ll continue collaborating with like-minded investors globally to strengthen and refine what responsible investing can accomplish. In addition to our usual rigorous financial and risk analysis, we’ll also consider this broader perspective in our investment decision-making processes.”
Click here to download the full 2017 Responsible Investing Report.