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
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: In November and December 2017, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development undertook a study on child labour in supply chains. The Subcommittee received testimony and written briefs from representatives from non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academics, the ILO, and Government of Canada officials to inform the drafting of this study.
The study includes several recommendations for how Canada can contribute to eliminating child labour and forced labour through its international assistance; support for education, law enforcement and judicial systems; free trade negotiations; engagement with Canadian businesses; procurement policies; and legislative and policy initiatives.READ FULL ARTICLE
Just-Style: Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.READ FULL ARTICLE
SHARE and CCAB are calling individuals who work in Canada’s investment and finance industry to do a short survey to help us understand where you and your organization are at in your reconciliation journey.
Canadian investors support the recommendations of a report released by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.
Financial Post: Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it will allow shareholders to vote on the pay packages of the company’s top five executives, but not until next year.
The Globe and Mail: The mainstream investor community has finally come to grips with the financial and environmental risks that climate change poses to portfolios and long-term investment outcomes.
The Globe and Mail Report on Business: Big-name investors are putting companies on notice: come up with a low-carbon strategy or look out.
In an upset for a major publicly-traded corporation, two environmental resolutions at Kinder Morgan Inc.’s annual general meetings passed with more than 50 per cent of shareholder votes Wednesday, against the Texas firm’s advice.