2050 emissions target
Portfolio carbon footprint reduction since 2019
in Green Assets
We incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance factors across the various stages of our investment lifecycle.
ESG at OMERS
We believe well-run organizations, with strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices will perform better over time.
Policy & Resources
We seek to uphold high standards of integrity, honesty and fairness, in our own sustainable investing activities, as well as the broader initiatives we participate in and lead.
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. As an institutional investor we have an important role to play as the world transitions to a lower carbon economy.
Sustainability is engrained in our culture and is an integral part of how we invest.
Read answers to some frequently asked questions about OMERS approach to sustainable investing.
Our Journey so far:
OMERS has a long commitment to Sustainable Investing, with significant progress made over the past two decades, and much more to come.
Our Sustainable Investing program was formalized in 2019 with the creation of a dedicated Sustainable Investing team, committee and board-approved Sustainable Investing Framework. This Framework refers to the combined Sustainable Investing Policy, ESG Guidelines, Climate Change Guidelines and ESG Assessment Procedures.
Since 2019, significant progress has been made, including implementation of key processes, development of climate metrics and related targets, and engagement with leading global industry organizations. Our journey continues as we set interim emissions-reduction goals, further implement climate and sustainability reporting standards, explore climate physical risk assessment, and continue to advocate for standardized ESG reporting standards.
Meet Katharine Preston, Vice President of Sustainable Investing
Katharine Preston joined OMERS in August, 2019 as Vice President, Sustainable Investing. In this role, she assists OMERS with evolving its sustainable investing practices and liaises with OMERS investment, risk and communications teams on matters such as ESG integration, climate risk, and stakeholder communications and reporting...