This guide is designed for trustees and staff of institutional investment funds who are interested in integrating decent work considerations into their investment and stewardship policies and practices.
SHARE regularly publishes research reports, case studies and investor briefs based on our environmental, social and governance issue areas.
This guide is for trustees and staff of institutional investment funds who are interested in integrating decent work considerations into their investment and stewardship policies and practices.
This report, co-published by SHARE and the UNPRI, provides an international analysis of pension regulation to support the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance (ATBF) in updating regulation and guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. The report demonstrates how ESG disclosure requirements, if enacted in Alberta, would support the government’s stated policy priorities.
This briefing note rates federal and provincial lobbyist registries against a series of transparency measures in order to determine how effective current public registries are in providing disclosure of corporate lobbying. It includes five key recommendations to enhance the transparency and usefulness of lobbyist registries in Canada.
This briefing note examines arguments made by over 20 Canadian trade associations representing publicly-traded companies that actively lobby on climate change issues, and provides a set of questions that member companies and their shareholders can raise to ensure greater clarity as the climate policy debate continues.
PROXY VOTING REPORTS
SHARE’s Model Proxy Voting Guidelines are updated annually to ensure up-to-date guidance on corporate governance, environmental and social issues emerging on company proxy ballots.
SHARE provides a comprehensive set of proxy voting guidelines for institutional investors. Our guidelines incorporate conventions and guidelines from international bodies such as the UN, the OECD and the ILO.
Le principe global de l’interprétation et l’application de ces lignes directrices est de suivre une démarche qui servira au mieux les intérêts des participants du régime et des bénéficiaires.
This report takes a look back at twenty noteworthy Canadian proxy votes that mattered in 2015. It revisits votes at seventeen companies in the S&P/TSX Composite Index that raised important ESG issues.
SHARE regularly submits recommendations to regulators and policy-makers regarding environmental, social and governance considerations in the financial sector.
SHARE, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risks and Sustainability (INCR) wrote a joint statement to The Honorable Catherine McKenna MP to express support for strengthening regulations that would reduce the release of methane and certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the upstream oil and gas sector.
SHARE and Addenda Capital wrote to the CSA to provide input into their consultation on climate change disclosures. Comments included ways in which investors are using climate-related disclosures as well as what is needed to better assess and mitigate climate-related risks in investment portfolios.
SHARE wrote to Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to comment on its annual priorities, asking that it initiate a market-wide consultation on the practicality of requiring issuers to adopt advisory “say on pay” votes.
SHARE wrote to the US House Financial Services Committee about the draft legislation for the Financial Choice Act asking the committee to reject the seriously flawed anti-investor provisions. The bill aims to revoke various financial sector reforms introduced under the Dodd Frank act after the 2008 financial crisis.
SHARE publishes educational tools to help institutional investors learn more about responsible investment and how to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into their investment practices.
This guide is a product of the VALUING DECENT WORK INITIATIVE – a joint initiative of SHARE and the Atkinson Foundation. We are increasing the visibility of decent work as an important investment consideration in capital markets and mobilizing investors to advocate for robust decent work policies and practices in investee companies.
SHARE commissioned Koskie Minsky LLP to prepare a report providing a legal perspective on Canadian pension trustees’ fiduciary duties in relation to the growing threat climate change poses to the value of their investments.
A great place to start learning about responsible investment. The toolkit defines responsible investment and looks at various implementation strategies that are available to institutional investors.
This report provides a feasibility study on how to facilitate the growth of shareholder activism in Canada as part of the larger socially responsible investment movement.