SHARE has strategic partnerships with like-minded Canadian and international organizations to help support our work including memberships in initiatives and associations that promote responsible investment practices.

 Global Unions Committee on Workers Capital (CWC)

SHARE acts as the secretariat for the Global Unions Committee on Workers Capital (CWC). The CWC was established in 1999 to connect labour activists from around the world to promote information sharing and joint action to leverage workers’ capital to influence how companies respect human and labour rights, remain financially sustainable, and minimize adverse impacts on the environment. The CWC is a joint initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation, the Global Unions Federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

SHARE is a service provider signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. As a signatory, SHARE is able to participate in a growing global community of institutions seeking to build a more sustainable financial system.

Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

SHARE is an associate member of Canada’s Responsible Investment Association (RIA). The RIA promotes the practice of responsible investing in Canada and supports the responsible investment practices of its members.

Inter-faith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

SHARE is an affiliate member of the ICCR – a coalition of faith and values-driven organizations who view the management of their investments as a powerful catalyst for social change. SHARE participates in a number of collaborative engagements through the ICCR.

NATOA

SHARE and NATOA formed the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII) to build a model and example of investment in reconciliation – mobilizing institutional investors, led by Indigenous trusts themselves to promote greater demand by investee corporations for Indigenous employees, contractors, managers and directors, as well as increased partnerships and economic opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (ICCR)

SHARE has partnered with CCAB on a research project aimed at enhancing demand for Indigenous employment, training and contracting opportunities within the investment chain. The project will articulate a set of recommendations to address the challenges and opportunities associated with different parts of the investment chain and to help develop a system-wide appreciation for the issues.

Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI)

SHARE is collaborating with ShareAction in the UK on the WDI. Modelled on the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the WDI is bringing institutional investors together to secure comparable workforce reporting from listed companies. The WDI will provide investors with crucial insights into how companies are managing their workforces, and how they compare with their peers.

Church Investors Group (CIG)

Together with CIG, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the Church of Sweden, SHARE launched an international, faith-based collaboration on modern slavery. SHARE met with legislators, businesses, trade associations and civil society groups throughout the year to help push for a legislative process in Ottawa.

Climate Action 100+

SHARE is signatory to the Climate Action 100+ Sign-on Statement that sets out the commitment and expectations to implement a strong governance framework, take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across value chains, and provide enhanced corporate disclosure.