Mobilizing Faith-Based Investors

SHARE’s Religious Investors Network builds on the tradition of collaboration amongst Canadian faith-based investors. The program brings together over 30 organizations, including national churches, pension funds, regional church bodies, dioceses, religious communities, congregations, foundations and endowments. Through SHARE, these groups are working together to align their investments with their values of social and ecological justice and the protection of human rights.

Events for Religious Investors

In addition to advocacy and advisory services, as part of our religious investors network, members receive exclusive access to educational sessions, topical workshops and webinars, and an annual gathering designed specifically for our religious investors network. For the next upcoming event, register below.

Milestones from the Religious Investors Network

Through SHARE’s Shareholder Engagement Program, faith-based investors are making a difference and promoting a more just, peaceful and sustainable world with their investors.

Loretto Sisters call on Chartwell Retirement Residences to improve working and living conditions

As shareholders at Chartwell, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (better known as the Loretto Sisters), drafted a proposal, with support from SHARE, to be presented at the 2021 AGM of Chartwell, expressing concern over some of the organizational practices. The proposal received 31.37% of the vote at the AGM.

Modern Slavery Legislation Initiative wins 2020 RIA Canada Award

SHARE coordinated corporate engagement and worked with politicians and government to help eradicate forced labour, child labour, and other risks, alongside the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady’s Missionaries, Sisters of St. Ann, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle and the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

Ovintiv shareholders vote in favour of climate change disclosure proposal

Filed by the Pension Plan of the United Church of Canada, the shareholder proposal sought disclosure from Ovintiv regarding climate-related targets that address medium and long-term climate related risks and opportunities.

Sisters of Mercy help push mining corporation to abandon operations

After years of lobbying by a small community of Catholic sisters from eastern Canada, the world’s largest producer of potash is abandoning mining operations in territory south of Morocco.

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