Valuing Workers: Why investors need to address precarious work and inequality

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Growing employment precarity and inequality is a grim reality for the workers that are faced with it. It is also a concern for investors. SHARE is working to break the silence around decent work in corporate reporting; to change the narrative from workers as a “cost”, to workers as a “driver of value”; and to identify the right metrics to drive change and measure success.

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Shareholders push Canada’s boardrooms to embrace diversity

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As companies issue new proxy circulars in time for their annual general meetings, SHARE is closely watching to see whether corporate Canada has improved its dubious record on board diversity. Have admonishments from securities regulators and shareholders pushed more companies to adopt board diversity policies and goals? More importantly, will we see more female candidates for board seats at 2016 AGMs?

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SHARE Engagements in Focus: Addressing climate risk

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With the recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Canada has committed to limiting the increase in global average temperatures below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C. The years ahead promise physical, regulatory, financial and reputational risks for companies and investors related to climate change. Successful firms and investors will have to adjust to thinking of the long-term sustainability of their operations and how to transition to a lower carbon economy.

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