Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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University of Ottawa
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Tom Valks
Chief Investments Officer
Pension Fund Investment Management
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) that makes recommendations to fund decision-makers on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the CIR or other body which reflects social and environmental concerns or a brief description of how the CIR is tasked to address social and environmental concerns:

The Finance and Treasury Committee (“Committee”) determines the approach and related actions taken to promote the principles of responsible investment in a manner that is consistent with the industry best practices framework established by the Principles for Responsible Investment. The approach and related actions facilitate the ability to collaborate with other investors and undertake engagement initiatives, which is the most effective method to achieve positive changes with respect to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.


Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
No

Does the CIR include student representation?:
No

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, staff, alumni):

Dane Bedward - Principal
Dane Bedward Associates
End of mandate: 2019-12-08

Kathryn Butler Malette - Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources, Corporate Planning and Communications Services
The House of Commons of Canada
End of mandate: 2019-06-19

James C.L. Clark - President
Dunhelm Consulting - (Treasury Component)
End of mandate: 2017-10-23

Stephen A. Cotsman - (Treasury Component)
End of mandate: 2017-10-23

Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
End of mandate: 2021-06-30

François Guimont
Former Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada
Enf of mandate: 2020-08-31

Khalil Shariff
Chief Executive Officer
Aga Khan Foundation Canada
End of mandate: 2017-10-23


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Signing the Montreal Carbon Pledge is the latest example of uOttawa’s commitment to responsible investment by measuring and disclosing the carbon footprint of the investment portfolios annually.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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