Responsible Investing

As a fiduciary, TRAF is held to high standards of investment behaviour, and all investments made on behalf of the fund must be consistent with the objectives of the plan as set out in the Statement of Investment Policies & Procedures (SIP&P), which is reviewed and approved annually by the Board.

TRAF recognizes the major responsibility it has to prudently manage the assets that support the plan. The protection and growth of these assets is critical to the long-term sustainability of the plan. TRAF believes that facilitating and encouraging the consideration of environmental, social and governance matters (commonly known as ESG factors) in managing these assets will result in a better long-term outcome.

Responsible Investing policy

As such, TRAF has in place a Responsible Investing policy designed to incorporate and monitor the consideration of ESG factors. We invite you to read this policy for an understanding of TRAF’s general principles and beliefs by which ESG factors are considered in TRAF’s investment activities.

TRAF is currently an active member in various organizations that promote the adoption and implementation of ESG principles across the global investment industry, including:

  • Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG)
  • Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC)
  • Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, please submit them to