Responsible Investment for a Sustainable Economy
In order to build a sustainable economy we need to harness the assets of the world’s financial system – including institutional investment pools such as pension funds, mutual funds, universities, foundations and religious investors. SHARE works with institutional investors from across Canada to implement responsible investment strategies and to amplify their voices in support of a sustainable economy.
HELPING INVESTORS BECOME ACTIVE OWNERS
SHARE’s shareholder engagement and proxy voting services help institutional investors become active owners by facilitating constructive shareholder dialogues with companies on key environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues and exercising their voting rights in an effective and responsible way.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF COOPERATION
SHARE amplifies the voices of small- and medium-sized investors through cooperation. Our collaborative service model allows relatively small investors to participate in a comprehensive responsible investment program that is cost effective, results-driven and adaptable to any type of investment strategy.
BUILDING INVESTOR LEADERSHIP
Integrating sustainability considerations into how investment decisions are made requires leadership from the individuals who are appointed to the governance bodies that oversee the investment management process. SHARE provides educational workshops, conferences and tools to pension trustees, investment committees and trust officers to help build their individual capacity and to connect them to national and international peer networks.
ADVOCATING FOR POLICY REFORMS
Changing the rules that underpin the financial system can have a positive impact on how different actors behave. That is why SHARE, together with our clients engage with policy makers and regulatory bodies to encourage legal reforms that support greater transparency and accountability from investors and companies on their sustainability performance and their management of environmental, social and corporate governance issues. You can see our most recent policy submissions here.