Truth & Reconciliation in Business
SHARE works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous investors to align capital with the principles of reconciliation and to amplify investor voices in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 92 addressed to the business community.
Our work is grounded in the principles of reconciliation and our commitment to shifting the corporate and investment sectors so that they function in a manner that is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Truth and Reconciliation
Call to Action 92: Business and Reconciliation
Our approach is grounded in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Principles of Reconciliation and Call to Action 92, which states:
We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.
Reconciliation & Corporate Canada
How did your fund spend Canada’s new national day for Truth & Reconciliation last September?
At the Toronto Stock Exchange, leadership from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) rang the bell to open the TSX, putting Canadian investors and businesses on notice that Indigenous reconciliation is now on the agenda. At our 2022 SHARE Investor Summit, we heard from Tabatha Bull, CEO of CCAB, and John McKenzie, CEO of TMX Group, on how thoughtful leadership can progress reconciliation across sectors.
In order to build stronger, healthier communities and economies, SHARE ensures that investments and corporate actions are continually contributing to the ongoing work of reconciliation.
SHARE is engaging with Canadian companies about the recommendations in Call to Action 92 and identifying ways for companies to improve their policies and practices related to Indigenous peoples as partners, employees and rights holders.
We regularly publish research reports, case studies and investor briefs on issues that affect investment and Indigenous people. The Canadian Council on Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is a current research partner.
All Hands On Deck: Opportunities for Investment Management Firms to Advance Reconciliation
With input from 48 Canadian investment managers and advisors, RRII developed a framework to describe actions that investment managers can take to advance reconciliation and Indigenous rights recognition.View Page
Proxy Alert: Shareholder Proposal on Indigenous Reconciliation at Onex Corp.
With no commitment to obtaining Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Certification nor Indigenous programs or policies in place, Onex Corp is lagging its peers and an emerging standard among Canadian TSX issuers with respect to reconciliation-related commitments.View PDF
Reconciliation Action Plans 101: Roadmaps to economic reconciliation
A growing movement of Canadian businesses and organizations are announcing Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP). Learn more in this recording from the 2022 SHARE Investor Summit.View Page
Learn more about our efforts to progress reconciliation and responsible investment.