SHARE helped to convene a group of Canada’s largest pension investors and asset management firms to present proposals to the Ontario Capital Markets Task Force, working together to encourage Canadian regulators to take up improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements, improve corporate diversity, and address climate change.
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.