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Sisters of Mercy help push Canadian mining giant to abandon operations

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There’s a bit of a myth of this little religious community from Newfoundland and Labrador trying to stand up to two giant multinational corporations,” said Davis. “But once we became members of SHARE we were no longer a little religious community. Now you are talking about millions and millions of dollars being invested by many, many organizations that shared similar values.”

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Institutional investors seeking disclosure on water risk

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The Shareholder Association for Research and Education is teaming up with the U.S.-based Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility to send a letter to 30 companies requesting they participate in a water questionnaire from the Carbon Disclosure Project, a British organization that encourages companies to disclose environmental data and has the backing of 639 investors worldwide.

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Income gap could hurt portfolios

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Benefits and Pension Monitor: Institutional investors have increasingly begun to realize that the gap between the very wealthy and all others has become one of the most socioeconomic issues of these times, says Steve Lydenberg, founder and CEO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP).

Speaking at the ‘Investing to Address Income Inequality’ event sponsored by the Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE), the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), and TIIP during ‘Canada’s Responsible Investment Week,’ he said it has the potential to negatively impact institutional investor portfolios, increase financial and social system-level instability, lower output and slow economic growth, and contribute to the rise of nationalistic populism and tendencies toward isolationism and protectionism.

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Canada: Parliamentary report requests Govt. develop legislation that motivates business to eliminate child labour

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: In November and December 2017, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development undertook a study on child labour in supply chains. The Subcommittee received testimony and written briefs from representatives from non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academics, the ILO, and Government of Canada officials to inform the drafting of this study.

The study includes several recommendations for how Canada can contribute to eliminating child labour and forced labour through its international assistance; support for education, law enforcement and judicial systems; free trade negotiations; engagement with Canadian businesses; procurement policies; and legislative and policy initiatives.

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Financing the transition: how investors can help make climate action inclusive

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London School of Economics and Political Science: It is becoming ever clearer that action on climate change is not just environmentally essential but also provides one of the best strategies for delivering positive economic and social development. The crux of the matter is to make sure that the climate transition is designed to deliver high social standards in the growing green economy and that the phase-down of high-carbon sectors does not result in ‘stranded’ workers, communities and, potentially, countries.

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Here’s why more than 60 organizations came together to call for an effective climate change plan in Ontario

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Clean Economy Alliance: Climate change is no longer just an environmental issue. It’s a health issue, an economic issue, and above all, a human issue. That’s why organizations and businesses from many sectors came together to sign on to a letter calling for Ontario’s government to build an effective, comprehensive plan to address climate change.

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