PRESS RELEASES

Investors ask Dollarama to address human rights risks in global supply chain

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Investors ask Dollarama to address human rights risks in global supply chain. A shareholder proposal filed by the Pension Plan of The United Church of Canada with support from SHARE goes to vote June 13 at company annual meeting

New study highlights corporate Canada support for supply chain legislation as government launches public consultations

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A new study released today finds Canadian companies acknowledge that modern slavery in corporate supply chains is a priority issue which requires action, including through potential legislation.

Canadian shareholders will press companies on methane emissions at annual meetings

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On behalf of our growing group of Canadian institutional investors, SHARE will be attending corporate annual meetings this spring calling on Canada’s top natural gas producers to step up and adopt short- and long-term methane reduction targets, and to report annually on progress towards these targets.

Shareholder proposal asks TransCanada Corporation to address internationally-recognized Indigenous Peoples’ rights in its governance and operations

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Shareholders of Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSE:CVE) will vote on a proposal requesting that the Canadian oil and gas company sets and publishes targets aligned with the goal of the Paris Agreement.

SHARE IN THE NEWS

Canadian energy far from future-proof

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Morningstar – Shareholders voted down climate-related targets at Cenovus Energy recently – Laura Gosset at SHARE, who worked to file to the proposal, discusses sector progress and steps to resilience

Gender diversity wins with shareholders

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Investment Executive – Advocates for socially responsible investment and good corporate governance are touting the first win for a shareholder proposal dedicated to improving gender diversity at a Canadian firm. SHARE is pleased to report that a proxy proposal on diversity filed by the British Columbia Teachers Federation received 64.5% shareholder support at Waste Connections Inc.’s annual meeting.

Advancing Reconciliation through Responsible Investment

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Coast Funds – Coast Funds is working to align our investment strategies with our values, including recent work to conduct a proxy voting audit. Responsible investment has emerged as one of the many paths organizations can take to advance reconciliation. That includes a proxy voting audit, with the help of SHARE, that helped us develop our own proxy voting guidelines.

Opinion: It’s time for investors to do more to advance reconciliation

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The Montreal Gazette –  Although Indigenous peoples have had a visible and growing presence in Canada’s business, political and cultural life, when it comes to Canadians’ investment dollars, Indigenous rights and culture are still too often an afterthought.In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon all sectors of Canadian society to contribute to reconciliation.