Canadian Investment Review – At a time of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis, active ownership is more important than ever, says Kevin Thomas, chief executive officer of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.
Because this crisis is having devastating and unequal impacts on workers in global supply chains, inaction is not an option. What happens now in global supply chains is part and parcel of business continuity issues for retailers and brands, not a separate and isolated issue.
The resolution at Brookfield Asset Management recommends the company assign accountability to a board committee and amend the committee’s charter to monitor human capital management policies and disclosure and evaluate the disclosure of workforce metrics to shareholders.
In the past few weeks, we have seen how COVID-19 poses greater risks to Indigenous Peoples relative to the settler population as a whole. Reconciliation and Indigenous rights continue to be a priority at SHARE as we monitor corporate responses to the crisis.
SHARE issued an open letter to the CEOs of two of Canada’s largest residential property owners: Starlight Investments and Northview REIT. Starlight, one of Canada’s largest landlords will grow further if a proposed deal goes through to acquire Northview. We outline two fundamental areas of concern for responsible investors regarding real estate investment, and ask the company’s to outline their plans.
Ovintiv Inc. announced preliminary vote results at its AGM today showing 56% shareholder approval for a resolution filed by the Pension Plan of the United Church of Canada, supported by the Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE).
Wealth Professional – The COVID-19 crisis has brought multiple industries to their knees, forcing many companies to reconsider their shareholder-first mindset. Businesses that aggressively bought their own shares must now consider new benefactors.
Financial Post – Canadian companies have spent billions in recent years buying back their own shares with little pushback from Parliament Hill, but that could soon change as some of those same firms line up for federal bailouts.