Investment Executive – Advocates for socially responsible investment and good corporate governance are touting the first win for a shareholder proposal dedicated to improving gender diversity at a Canadian firm. SHARE is pleased to report that a proxy proposal on diversity filed by the British Columbia Teachers Federation received 64.5% shareholder support at Waste Connections Inc.’s annual meeting.
Advisor’s Edge – Advocates for socially responsible investment and good corporate governance are touting the first win for a shareholder proposal dedicated to improving gender diversity at a Canadian firm.
With support from SHARE. the British Columbia Teachers Federation’s motion received 64.49% of shareholder votes requesting Waster Connections Inc. establishes a plan to increase the representation of women across the workforce
Coast Funds – Coast Funds is working to align our investment strategies with our values, including recent work to conduct a proxy voting audit. Responsible investment has emerged as one of the many paths organizations can take to advance reconciliation. That includes a proxy voting audit, with the help of SHARE, that helped us develop our own proxy voting guidelines.
SHARE is seeking a Project Lead to coordinate and help lead the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative, coordinating and assisting with implementation of all project activities including internal and external communications, workshops and events as well as conducting research and contributing to reports. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 5pm (Pacific) on May 31, 2019.
SHARE is voting against Exxon’s entire board of directors because the oil and gas company is excluding a critical shareholder proposal for greenhouse gas reduction targets even after majority investor support for climate risk assessment
The Montreal Gazette – Although Indigenous peoples have had a visible and growing presence in Canada’s business, political and cultural life, when it comes to Canadians’ investment dollars, Indigenous rights and culture are still too often an afterthought.In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon all sectors of Canadian society to contribute to reconciliation.
On behalf of our growing group of Canadian institutional investors, SHARE will be attending corporate annual meetings this spring calling on Canada’s top natural gas producers to step up and adopt short- and long-term methane reduction targets, and to report annually on progress towards these targets.
The Globe and Mail – We should be wary of simplistic and unspecific calls to remove a “regulatory burden.” Regulations can certainly create burdens, but they can also remove them.