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Damon van der Linde

Undermining corporate accountability

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These are tumultuous times at the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as the agency undertakes efforts to revise rules governing shareholder rights and corporate accountability. The SEC has proposed extensive changes resulting from concerted corporate lobbying effort aimed at Trump appointees to the SEC to roll back investor protections and insulate CEOs from accountability to shareholders.

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Green Banking Fails To Change Practices

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Benefits & Pension Monitor – Green banking initiatives have not changed lending and investment practices, says a report from Boston Common Asset Management in partnership with a number of regional partners, including its Canadian partner SHARE. It finds that, despite an explosion of risk assessment tools and green banking industry initiatives in recent years, practical change in the financial sector remains elusive.

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The need for climate risk disclosure

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Globe & Mail – Canadian securities regulators struggled this summer when they decided to issue new guidance on climate change-related disclosures for issuers. The regulators were clearly searching for a way to provide investors with useful information on an unprecedented systemic risk while still working within our existing continuous disclosure framework.

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Why SHARE is engaging with oil & gas companies on climate change lobbying

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Even as some energy sector leaders publicly endorsed the Paris Agreement, they engaged in intensive direct lobbying and financed trade associations, think tanks or political campaigns that hindered development of effective climate regulations. The misalignment between corporate rhetoric and political advocacy also constitutes a material risk for investors.

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