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UTAM Signs Canadian Investor Statement on Climate Change

UTAM joins more than 35 other institutional investors, managing a total of more than $5.5 trillion in assets, in signing a new Canadian Investor Statement on Climate Change, released today. Coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association…

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UTAM Signs Investor Statement on Deforestation and Forest Fires in the Amazon

UTAM has signed an investor statement expressing deep concern about the escalating crisis of deforestation and fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia. In total, 230 investors –…

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UTAM Signs Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change

UTAM has joined hundreds of institutional investors to reiterate our full support for the Paris Agreement on climate change and strongly urge all governments to implement the actions needed to…

UTAM Once Again Receives High Scores from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

We are pleased to report that we received excellent scores in the PRI’s latest assessment of our responsible investing approach: five A+ marks and one A. And, for the second year in a row, we scored…

UTAM’s President & CIO Profiled in the Pension Investment Association of Canada’s Newsletter

UTAM is pleased to announce that our President & CIO, Daren Smith, has been profiled in the Summer 2019 newsletter of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC). The article is one of an…

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UTAM’s President joins the Board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

UTAM is proud to announce that our President, Daren Smith, has been appointed to the Board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and will also serve on the organization’s Member…

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Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releases final report

On June 13th, Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its final report, Mobilizing Finance for Sustainable Growth, at an event held at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of…

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Read UTAM’s 2018 Annual Report

We’re pleased to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report, which includes the performance of the Pension, Endowment and short-term working capital investments that we manage on behalf of the…

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Read UTAM’s New Responsible Investing Report

We’re pleased to announce the release of UTAM’s third annual Responsible Investing Report. Titled “A Closer Look,” the report explains how we consider environmental, social and governance (ESG)…

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UTAM joins other investors in outlining expectations for a sustainable palm oil industry

UTAM, on behalf of the University of Toronto’s Pension Plan and Endowment, has joined 57 other investment organizations – representing approximately US $7.9 trillion in assets under management – in…

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UTAM Supports the RIA’s Board Diversity Policy and Congratulates the University of Toronto on Being Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

As a member of the RIA, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, and the Canadian Investor Chapter of the 30% Club, as well as through the ISS Sustainability Guidelines for our proxy voting, UTAM…

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UTAM joins the 30% Club Canadian Investor Group

We are very pleased to announce that UTAM’s President, Daren Smith, is now a member of the 30% Club Canada, joining a group of like-minded leaders who believe that gender balance on boards and in…

UTAM Updates Its Responsible Investing Policy

Resulting from a regular review of all our policies, we have made minor revisions to our Responsible Investing Policy to include our definitions of ESG factors and to provide further guidance on our…

Report to Business Board – Year to Date 2018 Performance as of June 30, 2018

On October 9, 2018, UTAM presented its semi-annual update on investment performance to the University of Toronto’s Business Board.  Daren Smith, UTAM’s President and Chief Investment Officer,…

UTAM Releases its First Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Assessment Reports

We are pleased to report that we received four A+ marks and one A in the PRI’s assessment of our implementation of responsible investing. We also scored higher than the median signatory in all…

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UTAM Releases its First Carbon Footprint Report

As we continue evolving and enhancing our approach to responsible investing, UTAM has committed to disclose the carbon footprints of the investments we manage on behalf of the University of Toronto.…

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UTAM joins the Intentional Endowments Network

We are pleased to announce that UTAM, on behalf of the University of Toronto, has become a member of the Intentional Endowments Network, the IEN.  The IEN is a membership organization of like-minded…

Alerting governments to investors’ climate change concerns

We are pleased to announce that UTAM has signed the “2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change,” released earlier this month by a group of investor alliances and the…

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Calling on the Government of Canada to enact legislation on slavery and child labour

In an era of complex global supply chains spanning many countries, investors must be alert to the potential use of child labour and modern forms of slavery. This requires constant vigilance and…

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Read our report on 2017 investment performance

We’re pleased to announce the release of UTAM’s latest Annual Report, which details the 2017 performance of the investments we manage on behalf of the University of Toronto. The report also provides…

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UTAM’s new Responsible Investing Report is now available

We’re pleased to announce the publication of UTAM’s second Responsible Investing Report. Titled “The Broader Perspective,” the report details how we consider environmental, social and governance…

Extending our responsible engagement efforts globally

As a manager of other investment managers, UTAM typically doesn’t engage directly with company boards and management. But as an active owner on behalf of the University of Toronto, we work with…

UTAM’s new Responsible Investing Policy

Over the past two years, we’ve worked with the University of Toronto leadership to reinforce and enhance UTAM’s commitment to responsible investing. Our aim is clear: to incorporate environmental,…

UTAM joins the global Climate Action 100+ initiative

Investors have a vital role to play in helping to reduce carbon emissions around the globe. That’s why UTAM, on behalf of the University of Toronto, is proud to be a founding participant in Climate…

Report to Business Board – Year to Date 2017 Performance as of June 30, 2017

On October 10, 2017, UTAM presented its semi-annual update on investment performance to the University of Toronto’s Business Board.  Daren Smith, UTAM’s President and Chief Investment Officer,…

PRI Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings

PRI Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings recognising the importance of consideration of ESG factors in the creditworthiness of borrowers and calling upon market participants to consider potential…

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Support for Amendments to Bill C-25

Letter to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, PC, MP, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development in support of changes to the election of directors and voting requirements as well as…

University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. releases Responsible Investing Report

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (UTAM), which oversees close to $9-billion in pension, endowment and other assets for the University of Toronto, has released its Responsible…

Our First Responsible Investing Report

Let me congratulate Daren and his team on an impressive report and an excellent start.Meric Gertler (President, University of Toronto) We believe that material Environmental, Social and Governance…

The Year Ahead

Investment returns over the past five years have been very strong for Pension and Endowment as these portfolios have benefited from a favourable capital markets environment. However, we believe the…

Climate Change Letter

Global Investor Statement On Climate Change UTAM's Involvement Signed the letter Date May 2017 View the Letter


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