The Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ (CAPSA) proposed Guideline No. 2202-0.3: Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations in Pension Plan Management (“The ESG Guideline”). The CCSN is an action-oriented movement of trade union representatives and labour-nominated pension fund trustees.
The movement came together through a shared conviction that workers’ deferred retirement savings can and should be invested to build and contribute to a just and secure economy for workers, their families and their communities. The two constituencies of the CCSN, pension fund trustees and trade unions, are interested in ensuring that workers’ retirement savings contribute to a just and secure economy for workers, their families and their communities.