A group of almost 100 institutional investors representing $6 trillion in assets recently announced the launch of a campaign called Fueling Water Disclosure to promote sustainable water resource management in the oil and gas sector.
SHARE is proud to announce its new US & Global Equities Shareholder Engagement Program, a new way for SHARE’s community to extend its influence and advocate for a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy.
Shareholders led by New York state and the Church of England are calling on global oil giant Exxon Mobil to set targets for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions, in a sign of growing investor pressure on fossil fuel groups to address climate change.
In a theological reflection that was presented to SHARE’s annual gathering of religious investors, David Pfrimmer speaks about how responsible investment and shareholder advocacy has a “game-like” quality to it in spite of the fact that the consequences can be so essential to the well-being of people, communities, and the planet.
There’s a bit of a myth of this little religious community from Newfoundland and Labrador trying to stand up to two giant multinational corporations,” said Davis. “But once we became members of SHARE we were no longer a little religious community. Now you are talking about millions and millions of dollars being invested by many, many organizations that shared similar values.”
SHARE welcome’s SNC-Lavalin’s first annual report on Lobbying & Political Activities and its continued commitment to overseeing and reporting on lobbying activities, as well as its commitment to continued dialogue.
The Shareholder Association for Research and Education is teaming up with the U.S.-based Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility to send a letter to 30 companies requesting they participate in a water questionnaire from the Carbon Disclosure Project, a British organization that encourages companies to disclose environmental data and has the backing of 639 investors worldwide.
SHARE is collaborating with the US-based Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and its members to ask 30 North American oil and gas companies to disclose key information about their water-related risks by responding to the CDP Water Questionnaire.
Faith-based organizations from across Canada along with international guests will plan the next steps for making the most of collaboration at SHARE’s 9th Annual Responsible Investment Workshop for Religious Investors in Toronto, Canada
Benefits and Pension Monitor: Institutional investors have increasingly begun to realize that the gap between the very wealthy and all others has become one of the most socioeconomic issues of these times, says Steve Lydenberg, founder and CEO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP).
Speaking at the ‘Investing to Address Income Inequality’ event sponsored by the Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE), the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), and TIIP during ‘Canada’s Responsible Investment Week,’ he said it has the potential to negatively impact institutional investor portfolios, increase financial and social system-level instability, lower output and slow economic growth, and contribute to the rise of nationalistic populism and tendencies toward isolationism and protectionism.READ FULL ARTICLE