Our success relies on diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective.
Serving a membership as diverse as ours and investing in a global market means cultivating an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We know diversity of thought, background, culture and perspective is critical to creating long-term value.
OPTrust is highly diverse across several dimensions of diversity and inclusion, and we are actively engaged in building on our unique strengths. We are on a journey and recognize there is much more to accomplish in the coming years to make meaningful progress towards a more inclusive organization for our membership and team.
Gender balanceOur Board of Trustees enjoys good gender balance and our Executive Team is gender equitable with 50 per cent female representation.
Diversity and Inclusion CommitteeWe have a Diversity and Inclusion Committee chaired by a member of our Executive Team that serves as an advisory body to help the organization look at everything it does through a diversity and inclusion lens to advance our goals.
Diversity and inclusion efforts on five communitiesIn seeking ways to become more diverse, we focus our diversity and inclusion efforts on five communities:
CORE (culture, origin, race, ethnicity)
People with Disabilities
Women in Capital Markets and Investor Leadership NetworkWe are members of Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and the Investor Leadership Network (ILN), and partner on a wide range of initiatives to accelerate progress on gender diversity in investments and in the spheres where we can collectively exert collective influence.
Committed to pursuing EDGE certificationWe are committed to pursuing EDGE certification by maintaining a strong gender-balanced pool of talent, proactively managing pay equity, maintaining a strong framework of effective policies and practices, as well as maintaining an inclusive culture while developing an action plan to further progress.
Raising awareness on Indigenous communitiesWe recognize the Indigenous land on which we conduct our operations with a land acknowledgement sign and continue to raise broader awareness in the organization on Indigenous communities.
Creating an inclusive environmentWe have introduced new resources to ensure that the OPTrust team is comfortable being their authentic selves at work, including adding the option to include pronouns and proper name pronunciation in email signatures. We have also launched internal educational campaigns around gender identity, the importance of using people's correct pronouns and taking the time to learn how to pronounce each other’s names.