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Amanda Watkins

Open Letter to G7 Heads of State and Government: Need for coordinated action by G7 leaders on Forced Labour

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Leaders representing half the global economy meet together this week as countries across the world are struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic and its far reaching aftermath. It is imperative that we build back better, greener, and fairer. Yet there are an estimated 25 million people in the world in forced labour, 16 million of whom are in the private economy, and recent evidence suggests that the number may be rising as a result of both the pandemic and climate change.

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Statement regarding the Kamloops Indian Residential School from the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII)

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The following is shared with permission from the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. It was written in collaboration with SHARE and NATOA

May 31, 2021 – It is with a heavy heart and many tears that we add our voice to those across Turtle Island who mourn for the 215 young spirits finally located last week in Kamloops, British Columbia. We grieve with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation and the families of the lost children.

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Shareholders, including a group of nuns, are demanding changes from Chartwell Retirement Residences — including the ouster of Mike Harris

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Toronto Star – One of Canada’s largest private retirement and long-term-care home operators is facing calls from activist investors — including a group of nuns following their religious conscience — to monitor and improve working conditions for its staff, pay a living wage and to vote against the re-election of chair and former Ontario premier Mike Harris as a member of the board.

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We’re Hiring! Data, Research & Administration Associate

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SHARE is seeking an individual passionate about and committed to building a more sustainable, inclusive and productive economy and contributing to a vibrant, growing and values-driven organization. The successful candidate is a motivated self-starter. They believe that effective data collection and data management are essential to building powerful and impactful research and advocacy.

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Phillips 66 shareholders vote in favour of SHARE proposal on climate lobbying

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By Jennifer Story and Sarah Couturier-Tanoh

At its Annual General Meeting on May 12, 2021, shareholders of the Texas-based oil company Phillips 66 voted strongly in favour of a resolution to align its lobbying activity with the Paris Accord. This proposal was co-filed by SHARE, for the second year in a row, on behalf of the Fonds de Solidarite FTQ. Despite the company recommending against the proposal, the vote passed with a considerable show of support.

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Press Release: TMX Group Limited shareholders vote in favour of company-supported shareholder proposal on Indigenous inclusion

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Historic support for shareholder proposal on Indigenous inclusion cultivates meaningful, transparent action on reconciliation in the financial sector

 

May 12, 2021 – Shareholders of TMX Group Ltd. voted overwhelmingly to support a resolution on Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation at the company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held earlier today. The vote will have profound effects on Canadian companies and the Indigenous economy.

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