Responsible Investing

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Responsible Investing (RI) involves evaluating both financial and non-financial attributes of investment opportunities. The consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is an important part of this process.

Our Approach to Responsible Investing

ATRF has a long history of ensuring Alberta teachers’ pension funds are invested responsibly, and in a way that reflects the values of ATRF and its members.

ATRF developed a Responsible Investing (RI) Policy and implemented it in 2017. Since then, that policy has been closely adhered to and has been a part of every investment decision made by the ATRF investment management group. This means all investments are reviewed considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, alongside the risk and potential returns.

ATRF’s primary investment goal is to generate returns that are sufficient to fund the plans over the long term, while remaining within the risk tolerance of the plan sponsors (the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Government of Alberta). Providing a secure pension at a reasonable cost is consistent with ATRF’s fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of our beneficiaries.

ATRF remains fully committed to ensuring our Responsible Investing Policy is reflected in all our investment decisions and in our holdings.