Corporate Secretary – On the shareholder proposals front in 2019, the Shareholder Association for Research and Education and ISS counted 84 shareholder proposals submitted at 32 companies, excluding TSX-listed issuers that are US domestic issuers.
Le Devoir -La peur du risque climatique s’est emparée du capitalisme traditionnel, engageant les investisseurs institutionnels dans une révolution 2.0, dit Mario Tremblay. Le vice-président aux affaires publiques et corporatives au Fonds de solidarité FTQ a été nommé jeudi à la présidence du conseil de SHARE dans le cadre du congrès que tient à Vancouver cet organisme sans but lucratif.
Teacher Magazine – How the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation and SHARE made history through a vote on gender diversity at Waste Connections Inc.
Canadian Investment Review – Seeking to tighten regulations for proxy advisory firms would imply that these firms are doing something wrong, says Kevin Thomas chief executive officer of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education. He says this isn’t the case.
Globe & Mail – The shareholders of Waste Connections Inc. demonstrated that one female director on a corporate board is, in their eyes, no longer enough.
Globe & Mail – Canadian companies have steadily, but slowly, added women to their boards and executive ranks over the past decade as they respond to pressure from shareholders. The shift has been due in large part to regulations that forced them to disclose their gender diversity and explain how they intend to improve it.
Benefits & Pension Monitor – Green banking initiatives have not changed lending and investment practices, says a report from Boston Common Asset Management in partnership with a number of regional partners, including its Canadian partner SHARE. It finds that, despite an explosion of risk assessment tools and green banking industry initiatives in recent years, practical change in the financial sector remains elusive.
Globe & Mail – Canadian securities regulators struggled this summer when they decided to issue new guidance on climate change-related disclosures for issuers. The regulators were clearly searching for a way to provide investors with useful information on an unprecedented systemic risk while still working within our existing continuous disclosure framework.
NationTalk – There is a massive change afoot in the economic picture for Indigenous peoples in Canada, based on solid entrepreneurship, a growing and able young population, visionary leadership, own-source capital and strong networks to scale up that potential. Yet that potential will only be fully realized if other investors, especially institutional investors, latch on to that opportunity and foster it.