Responsible Investor – A Principles for Responsible Investment-backed global standard for the safe management of mining waste storage facilities launched yesterday, which investor representatives say they will be expecting miners around the world to adhere to.
Energy and Mining Investment: Assessing Accountability for Indigenous Rights in Complex Investment Chains explores how investors can assess the degree to which accountability for Indigenous peoples’ right to Free Prior and Informed Consent is addressed in project and corporate decision-making.
philanthropic organizations are grappling with how to shift entrenched structures to address racial equity and justice within their own organizations and in the communities they serve. So what can foundations do to improve racial justice and equity in their investments?
The Canadian Press – The pandemic’s eruption at the start of AGM season this year forced many companies to cancel their in-person events and figure out how to use technology for a virus-free meeting. The online migration was a scramble for most, as Canadian organizations have been much slower to adopt virtual meetings than their counterparts in the United States.
This week, over 200 corporate leaders across Canada have taken part in the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative and pledged their organizations to policies and specific targets to address systemic anti-Black racism. Among the participants were Canada’s top decision-makers in business from a broad range of sectors, including major finance companies and institutional investors.
Catholic Register – The Vatican’s suggestion that investors dump fossil fuel stocks may be one way to protect the planet, but the strategy is not as easy as it appears.
SHARE and NATOA welcome today’s announcement from the CFL Edmonton franchise of its decision to retire its team name. The abandonment of the use of an Indigenous moniker is a positive step to advancing reconciliation and respectful relations with Indigenous peoples.
Morningstar – There is no doubt that bias – around race, around gender, around ableism – contributes to the uneven distribution of opportunities, protections, and wealth across society, resulting in systemic, institutionalized discrimination. This issue lurks in investment portfolios and explains much of the observed inequality between the haves- and have-nots.