COMPANY OVERVIEW & GOVERNANCE
REMAR FUND’s corporate governance framework is a set of principles, guidelines and practices that support sustainable financial performance and value creation for our investors over the long-term.
Our commitment to good corporate governance is integral to our business and reflects not only regulatory requirements, the fund regulamentation listing standards and broadly recognized governance practices, but effective leadership and oversight by our senior management team and Board of Directors.
We regularly conduct calls with our investors to solicit feedback on our corporate governance framework. We make an effort to incorporate this feedback through enhanced policies, processes and disclosure.
Using resources responsibly to support the long-term sustainability
of our firm and the environment in which we live and operate.
REMAR FUND is deliberate in our commitment to using our resources responsibly to support the long-term sustainability of our firm and of the global environment in which we and our clients live and operate. We seek alternative approaches that can reduce or offset the environmental impact of our corporate offices through advocating energy and waste management best practices and driving operating efficiencies. We provide opportunities for employees to engage on sustainability-themed initiatives and outside of the office, we encourage employees to give back and volunteer in their local communities on various environmental efforts around the globe.
Our sustainability efforts are managed by our Corporate Services Environmental Sustainability Group. We employ a multi-faceted strategy to reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint. We have cut our energy consumption by 11% per employee since 2012, by:
Investing in LED technology
Upgrading mechanical equipment
Reducing technology loads, and
Pursuing a high utilization rate of our corporate offices.
We’re also focused on investing in green buildings and consolidating data centers to reduce our carbon footprint. For example:
We invested in various tenant improvements and achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for Commercial Interiors; and
Two of our largest data centers are now powered by renewable hydropower. Ultimately, with fewer and more capable data centers, we are able to reduce technology complexity and energy consumption.
Through our copy and reprographics partnership, we continue to enhance our global ‘Print Smarter’ program. Since inception in 2013, this program has helped us achieve a 475,000 kWh energy savings per year and reduced our paper consumption in the United States by 25%.
Opportunities for Our Clients
We recognize the growing demand and greater opportunity to bring together financial results and environmental or social impact. We offer a number of sustainable investing solutions for clients, including products and strategies specifically related to creating positive environmental outcomes. In addition to offering specific products and strategies, REMAR FUND has undertaken a multi-year effort to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into our investment process through its own platform, our investment and risk management platform. This process provides portfolio managers with information and analytics on key environmental, social and governance issues impacting the companies in their investment universe.