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Amanda Watkins

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on COP26 and the future of responsible investing in Canada

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The flurry of initiatives unveiled at the Glasgow Climate Summit was almost dizzying. With the dust now settling, it seems clear that while significant progress was made, the math still does not add up—we still have not committed to global pathways that will limit warming at or below the 1.5 degrees needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The recent devastation in British Columbia has given us a taste of what may be in store if action continues to fall short.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Owning our Shared History and Mobilizing Together as Investors

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By: Katie Wheatley and Mark Sevestre, Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative

Across Turtle Island, we have witnessed a renewed outpouring of grief and outrage in recent months, as the uncovering of thousands of unmarked children’s graves have served as horrific reminders of Canada’s long legacy of colonialism and assimilation, including the residential school system.

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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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