Effective January 1, 2016, the administrator of an Ontario-registered pension plan must file the plan’s statement of investment policies and procedures (SIPP) with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). SIPPs of Ontario-registered pension plans must also include information about whether environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are incorporated into the SIPP and, if so, how the ESG factors are reflected.
Join us for a webcast where a panel of senior Mercer consultants will present and discuss developments related to the changes in Ontario SIPP requirements (with special attention paid to the ESG requirement), along with general best practices with respect to investment policy development.
During this presentation we will share valuable insights and address the following topics:
- What are the new regulatory requirements and how does this impact how SIPPs are drafted?
- How is the SIPP impacted by the requirement to disclose whether and how ESG factors may be incorporated?
- What items, in addition to those required by legislation, should be considered for inclusion within a plan’s overall investment policy and management framework?
- Considerations if you have a defined contribution plan and how the SIPP filing requirements may change how you communicate with plan members.
- What are the recommended actions for plan administrators?
Plan sponsors in Ontario should review how these changes could directly impact their investment policies and processes. While not (yet) a required element of SIPPs for plans outside of Ontario, plan sponsors may nevertheless wish to consider ESG concepts in more detail as these factors gain greater prominence.
Plan Sponsors of Canadian Pension Plans.
DAVID ZANUTTO, Canadian Director of Strategic Research
PATRICK HATZIS, Canadian Law and Tax Practice
RYAN POLLICE, Canadian Responsible Investment Leader
JILLIAN KENNEDY, Senior DC Consultant