Advocacy

From time to time, AIMCo will submit reasoned commentary to regulatory, securities and other authorities on issues considered pertinent to our clients. These submissions consider the principles of good governance, best practices, implications for capital markets, financial and ESG reporting, and the protection of our clients’ assets. Several submissions are also collaborative efforts made jointly with Canadian investor peers.

Jun, 2017
Commentaries

Statement Supporting TCFD Final Recommendations Report

AIMCo CEO Kevin Uebelein, along with more than 100 other business leaders and their organizations, signed a statement of support for the voluntary recommendations of the industry-led Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

May, 2017
Commentaries

Global Investor Letter To G7-G20 Governments

May, 2017
Commentaries

PIAC Priorities

Apr, 2017
Commentaries

Worker Safety In Supply Chains

AIMCo signs a global investor statement which acknowledges progress made with more to be done to better address supply chain issues and worker safety for the garment sector post the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy.

Mar, 2017
Commentaries

Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

AIMCo joins a group of investors urging the SEC to continue its essential role in promoting responsible sourcing of raw materials, in accordance with Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank- The Conflict Minerals Rule.

Dec, 2016
Commentaries

Comments on Business Law Advisory Council Report to Ontario Minister

Oct, 2016
Commentaries

Alberta Securities Commission Request for Comments

Aug, 2016
Commentaries

Investor Letter to G20 Leaders to Ratify COP21

Jul, 2016
Commentaries

Review and Request for Comments, Proxy Voting

CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 54-304: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Request for Comments

Jul, 2016
Commentaries

Commentary on Revised CMSA

Jun, 2016
Commentaries

Statement On ESG In Credit Ratings

May, 2016
Commentaries

AIMCo on Climate-Related Disclosures

May, 2016
Commentaries

Investor Statement on Methane Emissions

Mar, 2016
Commentaries

Letter to OSC

Oct, 2015
Commentaries

Letter to TMX Group

May, 2015
Commentaries

Climate Change Canadian Outreach Letter

Apr, 2015
Commentaries

Canadian Pension Group Response to CSA

Sep, 2014
Commentaries

Fund, Investor Statement, UN Climate Summit

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Letter and Statements presented to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon (Pocantico Statement, September 23rd, 2014)

Apr, 2014
Commentaries

AIMCo Response - OSC Request for Comment

Proposed Amendments to Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure of National Instrument 58-101

Jan, 2014
Commentaries

CSR Strategy (2009) Review for Canadian Extractive companies

AIMCo and bcIMC submitted a response to the Federal Government’s request for comments as it commences a review of its CSR strategy for the Canadian extractives industry.

Nov, 2013
Commentaries

CSA Consultation Paper 54-401

AIMCo and six major Canadian pension plans submitted a joint response to the Canadian Securities Administrators request for comments on consultation paper 54-401 Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure.

Sep, 2013
Commentaries

OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58-401

AIMCo contributed to this letter from PIAC, which concerns disclosure to encourage enhanced gender equity on boards, in the capacity of our membership on the governance committee of Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC).

Jul, 2013
Commentaries

Proposed Amendments to 62-104 Take-Over Bids “Early Warning”

AIMCo cautions that the relative benefits of disclosure must be weighed against institutional investors’ need to ensure confidentiality of business strategy.

Jul, 2013
Commentaries

Proposed 62-105 Security Holder Rights Plans

AIMCo overall approves of the proposal to require an irrevocable minimum tender condition of 50% plus 1 and a subsequent extension of the bid by ten days after arriving at the mandatory minimum condition.

May, 2013
Commentaries

OSC’s ‘2013-14 Statement of Priorities’

AIMCo welcomes measures taken to eliminate slate voting and enhance disclosure and encourages the OSC to consider a mandatory majority voting standard.

Feb, 2013
Commentaries

Comment on OECD draft Principles of Long-Term Investment Financing for Institutional Investors

AIMCo comments on ways to improve the economic and regulatory climate for long- term investing.

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