Latest Publications

We regularly release investor briefs, proxy voting reports, policy positions and more, building our library of responsible investment resources.
Annual Report 2018

Read SHARE’s 2018 Annual Report to learn about the activities and achievements related to our responsible investment services, educational events and research.

 

Advancing Reconciliation in Canada: a Guide for Investors

We hope this guide helps investment organizations across Canada to think about the role that they can play to advance reconciliation by providing tangible steps and case studies.

2019 Shareholder Engagement Snapshot

SHARE’s engagement service helps institutional investors become active owners by facilitating constructive shareholder dialogues with companies on key environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues.

2019 SHARE Model Proxy Voting Guidelines

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.

ISSUE BRIEFS

SHARE regularly publishes research reports, case studies and investor briefs based on our environmental, social and governance issue areas.

The Straight Goods Canadian Business Insights on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

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

Valuing Decent Work: How do Canadian consumer goods manufacturing companies measure up?

This report analyzes the public reporting of ten consumer manufacturing companies in five areas of workforce management that are important to investors.

Trustee Guidance on Decent Work

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.

Aligning Compensation: An investor brief on fair pay and income inequality

More attention needs to be paid to ensuring corporations recognize and reward the value provided by rest of the workforce. This report looks at ways to elevate the place of the workforce within listed corporations so that boards, executives and investors begin to value decent work.

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.

2019 SHARE Model Proxy Voting Guidelines 

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.

2019 Lignes directrices sur le vote par procuration

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.

Voting for Value: Key vote report

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.

L’importance du vote des investisseurs

Ce rapport analyse vingt votes par procuration marquants de 2015 sélectionnés parmidix-
sept sociétés canadiennes cotées sur l´indice composé S&P/TSX.

POLICY POSITIONS

SHARE regularly submits recommendations to regulators and policy-makers regarding environmental, social and governance considerations in the financial sector.

Comments on the Ontario Security Commissioner’s 2019-20 Draft Statement of Priorities

SHARE offers comments and recommendations regarding the OSC’s Draft Statement of Priorities on promoting confidence in Ontario’s capital markets, reducing regulatory burden and strengthening our organizational foundation.

Public consultation on the Pay Transparency Act for the Ontario Ministry of Labour on May 1, 2019

SHARE believes there is a clear business case for addressing the gender pay gap and recommends the Government look to other jurisdictions that have already implemented gender pay gap reporting for experience in designing effective and reasonable regulations.

Letter to US SEC about June 21, 2019 Rule 14a-8 Stakeholder Meeting

SHARE is concerned with the potential change in practice at the SEC in which some “no action” requests would not receive a written decision.

Public consultation on the supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds

SHARE responded to a consultation by the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) on the supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

Advancing Reconciliation in Canada: a Guide for Investors

We hope this guide helps investment organizations across Canada to think about the role that they can play to advance reconciliation by providing tangible steps and case studies.

Trustee Guidance on Decent Work

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.

Climate Change and the Fiduciary Duties of Pension Fund Trustees in Canada

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.

Responsible Investment Toolkit: Putting responsible investment into practice

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.

SHARE ANNUAL REPORTS

SHARE produces annual reports that cover services provided organization-wide, including shareholder engagement, proxy voting and investor edcuation.

Annual Report 2018

Read SHARE’s 2018 Annual Report to learn about the activities and achievements related to our responsible investment services, educational events and research.

SHARE Rapport Annuel 2018

Voir notre rapport annuel qui décrit nos efforts et nos réalisations en 2018 pour réaliser notre vision d’une économie plus durable, inclusive et productive.

2019 Shareholder Engagement Snapshot

SHARE’s engagement service helps institutional investors become active owners by facilitating constructive shareholder dialogues with companies on key environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues.

2018 Shareholder Engagement Snapshot

Take a look at SHARE’s engagement plan for 2018 including the key themes that we will be engaging with Canadian companies on and the impacts that we aim to achieve.