Bring your “A” game to SHARE’s 2024 Investor Summit 

SHARE’s annual Investor Summit takes place in Vancouver from March 5 to 7, 2024. Each year, we welcome a diverse group of asset owners and managers from across the country to discuss the issues, identify opportunities, and collaborate on effective real-world solutions. 

If you’ve been before, you already know it’s a worthwhile trip – but if you’re new to the Summit, here’s why it has become the leading action-oriented event for responsible investors. 

It’s a great opportunity to network and make connections.

Let’s face it: any conference is only as good as the people who attend it. And SHARE’s annual Investor Summit attracts leaders from coast to coast to coast.

From pension funds to Indigenous trusts, universities, foundations and religious investors: you’d be hard-pressed anywhere else to find so many committed, passionate asset owners and managers taking on the environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities of our time. We’ve been building in even more opportunities for networking and discussion, to make sure you have plenty of time to connect and converse.  

You won’t just be a passive observer – the sessions are collaborative and hands-on, and result in real-word impact.

At SHARE, we’re just as bored as you are with one-way webinars that talk at you rather than bringing you into the discussion. We value interactive, innovative approaches to session design, with the ultimate goal of making sure you are engaged as well as informed. We work hard to create sessions that allow you to connect with your peers and panellists alike, and explore action-oriented outcomes that are relevant to your institution. At the end of each day, our session rapporteurs will collaborate to produce a daily digest that summarizes ideas, resources and opportunities. When the Summit is over, we’ll get to work figuring out how to carry forward the calls to action in a collaborative and transparent way.


Previous Investor Summits have led to the creation of new programs that support trustees, investment committee members and other decision-makers in engagement and advocacy efforts, including the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) and the University Network for Investor Engagement (UNIE)

We’ve put together an exciting agenda with a diverse group of speakers. 

SHARE hosts the only responsible investing conference designed to put asset owners at the centre of the conversation. There is no “pay-to-play” here, and no sales jobs either; our speakers are selected solely for their expertise and leadership. 

In addition to industry experts who know how to raise the bar for responsible investment across Canada and around the world, the Summit also features representatives from movements for workers’ rights, reconciliation, human rights, anti-racism and climate action. The goal here is to help ground and connect our discussions to the real-world impacts our work has on people and the planet.  

This year our keynote speaker is renowned writer and policy adviser Denise Hearn. As a resident senior fellow with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Denise advises governments, financial institutions, companies, and nonprofits on antitrust, economic policy, and new economic thinking. She will speak about how antitrust law and competition policy are important tools that can be used to advance better outcomes for workers and the environment, and how both competition and collaboration are needed to create a sustainable economy. 

It’s not just a conference! Our Trustee Education Day helps responsible investors navigate the challenges they face at the boardroom table.  

On Day 1, asset owners have the option of attending one of our full-day education sessions:

Our Pension Trustee Boot Camp will give new and prospective pension trustees, investment committee members and staff with pension responsibilities a thorough introduction to pension governance and investment basics. Trustees will partake in expert-led sessions on pension law, fiduciary duty, actuarial basics, investment and capital stewardship.

The Trustee Leadership Seminar: Building effective climate action plans will convene asset owner decision-makers including pension trustees, investment committee members and staff to help chart a sustainable and responsible course for the future. The Seminar is an opportunity to bridge the gap between knowledge and action, supporting participants to overcome obstacles and craft meaningful plans to help mitigate climate change and contribute to a sustainable future. 

Sign up now for an Early Bird discount. 

Early Bird registration is now on — and it means you can attend the Summit for a discounted rate if you sign up before Jan. 15, 2024. Your registration includes all Summit sessions and panels, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks each day! SHARE has also arranged for discounted travel and accommodation. And if you are currently a SHARE client, please reach out for a further discount.  

This year’s Summit will be critical, and to truly make it a success we need you to bring your own expertise and experience to the mix. Attendees should expect to participate, meet peers, plan, and take back fresh ideas for action in the year ahead.

We’ll see you in March!

Kevin Thomas
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Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education. Kevin joined SHARE in 2013 as a Senior Analyst on social issues and became Executive Director in 2018.

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