Our approach to responsible investing integrates available ESG data and information alongside traditional fundamental analysis incorporating financial and economic information. This approach in our investment decision making process ensures that we consider all types of relevant information when assessing an investment’s total potential risk and future expected opportunities, and importantly, also ensures that we meet our fiduciary obligations to our members by making investment decisions that ultimately serve their best financial interest.
As the availability and quality of ESG data and information is continually expanding and evolving, the level of integration of ESG factors into each investment decision will vary depending on the specific situation. HOOPP does not make investment decisions on ESG factors alone.
Our Responsible Investing Policy is available here.
Once an investment is made, in our approach to being responsible owners, we encourage better ESG practices by exercising our influence as owners. In our ownership of public companies, we take seriously our voting rights on proposals put forth by shareholders and management and vote our shares in accordance with our obligation as fiduciaries to maximize long-term shareholder value.
Our position on certain management issues are outlined in our Statement of Guidelines and Procedures on Proxy Voting.
HOOPP is a signatory to the United Nations–supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and a signatory/member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and the CDP.