Socially Responsible Investment

OTF represents approximately 179,000 active members who are contributors to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and approximately 124,000 pensioners.

As socially conscious members of their communities and citizens of Canada and the world, teachers occasionally express concerns to OTF regarding particular investments made by the OTPP. Many teachers are not aware of the constraints upon OTF and its pension Partner, the Government of Ontario, regarding the investment decisions made by the OTPP.

However, in 2011, the OTPP became a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (PRI). These principles provide a voluntary framework for incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment decision-making and ownership practices.

Check out the OTPP page on responsible investing.

OTF is always pleased to receive input from our members. If you have concerns or questions, please contact us.