SHARE is seeking an Associate Director, Climate Advocacy, to tackle the development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of an effective and persistent climate-focused shareholder engagement program aimed at changing corporate policies, systems and practices related to climate change.
Shareholder proposals are a means for investors to engage not only with corporate management, but with other shareholders, raising suggestions and concerns that are relevant to the long term success of the corporation, and subjecting them to a vote by shareholders to demonstrate their importance.
Canadian banks have generally lagged behind their international counterparts on climate-related commitments, but TD bank took a significant step forward with the release of its 2020 Climate Action Plan.
How can foundations effectively navigate investment products to uncover the underlying investment practices and the degree to which they align with their organizations’ missions?
Last week, SHARE watched the escalating violence against Mi’kmaq fishers and as we examined the relevant fishery and market dynamics further, we found opportunities for companies, and investors, to uphold treaty rights – and their own commitments to reconciliation.
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.