We hope SHARE’s joint submissions will help Canada develop a new framework for corporate governance that gives real meaning to broader fiduciary duties requiring corporate directors to take workers, retirees and the environment into account in their decision-making.
UNIE is a coalition of Canadian university endowments and pension plans. It was launched today, through SHARE, to engage investee corporations on climate change risks.
The Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce has come back with 70 final recommendations and on the whole, the push for improved ESG disclosure is a positive one despite not mandating additional relevant environmental and social disclosures put forward by SHARE and others.
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.