Energy and Mining Investment: Assessing Accountability for Indigenous Rights in Complex Investment Chains
This investor brief explores how investors can assess the degree to which accountability for Indigenous peoples’ right to Free Prior and Informed Consent is addressed in project and corporate decision-making.
Protecting Our Most Valuable Assets: Investor Oversight of Responsible Real Estate Standards in the Context of COVID-19
Research by the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) indicates that there is a significant gap in oversight by real estate investors that would ensure effective due diligence of COVID-19 mitigation measures and workforce practices by real estate owners and their property managers.
This investor brief examines how reclamation liabilities have the potential to impact expenditures, the value of assets, access to capital, and overall financial condition of companies.
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.
SHARE regularly publishes research reports, case studies and investor briefs based on our environmental, social and governance issue areas.
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.
This investor brief outlines the types of indirect exposure to Indigenous rights concerns as well as key questions investors can ask about due diligence for independently-managed operations.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
SHARE commented on the rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 5th, 2019. Both proposals are arbitrary, costly, counter-productive and detrimental to the workings of capital markets and the private ordering of shareholder and
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.
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.
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.
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.
CCAB and SHARE have identified opportunities for investment organizations to contribute to economic reconciliation and the development of Indigenous training, employment, contracting and advancement opportunities, as well as direct investment in Indigenous-owned businesses.
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.