As OMERS searches the globe for investments that generate long-term, stable returns, we actively assess each opportunity against a set of factors, including our approach to sustainable investing.
In our public markets portfolio, we exercise governance through our proxy voting process, and through direct engagement, where appropriate, alongside our investing peers. We take our responsibilities as a long-term investor very seriously and believe that, by actively engaging in a constructive way, we can influence positive change.
In our private markets investments, OMERS actively engages directly with portfolio companies in various ways. As significant shareholders, we actively participate on the boards of these organizations, whether through our own employees or by appointing independent directors with specialized skills and experience.
OMERS continually reviews its practices in this area and recognizes the evolving nature of global initiatives and regulations in sustainable investing.