• Builds upon OMERS Private Equity’s long-standing commitment to ESG
September 7, 2022 – OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”) today announced the appointment of Helen Rattee to Managing Director, ESG & Portfolio Thematics, a newly created role that furthers OMERS Private Equity’s significant commitment to its environmental, social and governance efforts. OMERS Private Equity manages investments globally on behalf of OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Rattee will lead the evolution of OMERS Private Equity’s ESG program, ensuring that the portfolio is constructed and managed to mitigate risks while capitalizing on ESG opportunities. She will work collaboratively with the transaction and the asset management teams throughout the investment lifecycle to ensure OPE and its portfolio companies are pursuing and delivering on meaningful ESG value creation initiatives. In addition, Rattee will help develop OPE’s framework for assessing the risks and opportunities associated with broader trends, such as inflation, supply chain issues and interest rates.
“We are thrilled to have Helen lead our critical work on ESG, ensuring we are meeting the evolving needs of OMERS Private Equity and our portfolio companies and helping further define our path forward – from vision to implementation,” said Michael Lank, Senior Managing Director, Operations and Strategy at OMERS Private Equity. “OMERS believes that well-run organizations guided by strong ESG practices perform better over the long run. Helen will play a crucial role in ensuring that OPE and our portfolio companies can fully realize the benefits of dynamic ESG opportunities to deliver meaningful and sustainable results for our pensioners.”
Rattee joins from OMERS Risk group where she had oversight for the Private Markets Investment Risk team which provides independent risk analysis of private equity and infrastructure transactions and portfolios to OMERS Management and Board. She is a graduate of McMaster University and Schulich School of Business.
About OMERS Private Equity: OMERS Private Equity manages investments globally on behalf of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with C$121 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2021, including approximately C$19.6 billion in net private equity investment asset exposure. With teams in New York, London, Toronto and Singapore, OMERS Private Equity invests across Industrials, Healthcare, Business Services and Technology, deploying an evergreen capital base to partner with strong management teams and transform good companies into industry leaders around the globe. For more information: http://www.omersprivateequity.com