SHARE set out to benchmark Canadian firms’ disclosure on climate lobbying, including that done by trade associations like CAPP. Our goals were to gather relevant information for investors about the current state of play, best practices, and to identify areas of concern for future engagements with those same firms.
SHARE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Groupe Investissement Responsable to offer a new jointly-owned proxy voting and advisory service for institutional investors coast-to-coast.
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.
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?
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.
The 2019 SHARE Annual Report highlights how SHARE’s growing network has actively advocated for sustainability, good corporate governance and social inclusion through shareholder engagement, policy advocacy, proxy voting, and peer education.
Two vote results at the Tim Hortons parent company make it clear that the company needs to take action on decent work oversight across its operations, including franchises.
In 2019, the majority of independent shareholders voted for a resolution asking the board of directors to report on the actions the company has taken to uphold decent work practices across its owned and franchised operations but the company has refused to implement the proposal.
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.