Responsible Investment

AIMCo searches the world over for investments that will generate the best return for our clients. We base our investment decisions on anticipated risk-adjusted performance, but we also consider the positive or negative impact that environmental, social and governance factors are likely to have on long term risk and return.

AIMCo is party to a number of responsible investment initiatives. In 2010 we became a signatory to the UNPRI, joining over 1,000 international investment institutions representing USD$30 trillion assets under management. UNPRI represents an appropriate peer group for developing best practices in responsible investment.

In 2011, we became a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and to CDP Water. The CDP is supported by over 500 of the world’s largest investors. Both CDP and CDP Water encourage firms to disclose their carbon emissions and water usage as a way of raising awareness about environmental risks and opportunities.

AIMCo has been a member of the Canadian Coalition of Good Governance and the Pension Investment Association of Canada since 2008. AIMCo believes that responsible corporate behavior and effective corporate governance are fundamental to providing our clients with the best and most sustainable return on their investments.

Investment Exclusion Guidelines

January 2020

Responsible Investment Policy

January 25, 2020

AIMCo Responsible Investment Report 2019

October 25, 2019

AIMCo Responsible Investment Report 2018

October 22, 2018

UNPRI Transparency Report 2018

July 09, 2018

AIMCo Responsible Investment Report 2017

October 4, 2017

AIMCo Responsible Investment Report 2016

September 28, 2016

UNPRI Transparency Report 2017

AIMCo Responsible Investment Report 2013-14

AIMCo's Responsible Investment Policy

May 25, 2017

AIMCo's RI Engagement Guidelines

Feb 2019

AIMCo's Exclusions Guidelines

While AIMCo generally prefers to engage with a company in order to exercise ‘voice over exit,’ AIMCo also reserves the right to exclude the securities of certain companies from its investment portfolios on a case by case basis and as required to satisfy individual clients’ statements of investment policy and goals.