Investor Brief on Climate Risk

Learn how climate change presents risks and opportunities for institutional investors and steps that investors are taking to address these.

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Letter to the Federal Minister of Finance on Carbon Pricing

A letter on behalf of fifty-three religious institutional investors with combined assets of more than $2 billion asking that the Government of Canada establish mechanisms to set a clear, reliable and effective price for carbon emissions with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting catastrophic climate change.

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Safety Risks in Bangladesh Apparel Factories

This brief looks at publicly-traded apparel companies in Canada to determine what the have reported publicly about their post-Rana Plaza efforts to address health and safety.

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SHARE Annual Activity Report 2014

Our Annual Report outlines SHARE’s activities and achievements in 2014 related to our responsible investment services, educational events and research.

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Vancouver Proclamation Investors Climate Day

Proclamation from Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, proclaiming Thursday, February 26, 2015 Vancouver Investor Climate Action Day

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Dollars, Democracy and Disclosure

Second in a series as part of a 3-year project, this investor briefing outlines some of the ways Canadian corporations engage in political spending and whether investors need to demand better disclosure from companies on these activities.

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Shareholder Engagement Plan 2015

SHARE’s engagement plan for 2015 includes an overview of the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues that SHARE’s team will be focusing on and a list of focus companies.

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Building Sustainable Food Systems in Canada

This paper outlines the social and environmental challenges facing Canada’s food system and analyses these challenges from a responsible investment perspective.

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Second Comment on the Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act

SHARE made a second comment on the proposed amendments to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act regulations to require pension plans to disclose information about environmental, social and governance factors. We endorse the latest amendment which requires pension plans to disclose whether, and, if so, how, environmental, social and governance factors are incorporated into the plan’s investment policies and procedures.

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Are Canadian Corporations Spending to Influence the US Political Process?

Political spending by corporations raises questions of corporate governance and accountability to share owners. This first report in an upcoming series on political spending by Canadian corporations looks at that spending in the US context.

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Draft Regulation to Amend Regulation 58-101 Respecting Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices

SHARE has made a submission to the securities commissions of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Nfld and Labrador, and Nunavut, who are considering following Ontario’s lead in requiring issuers to disclose their approach to gender diversity on boards and in senior management. We support these jurisdictions adopting an approach consistent with that in Ontario.

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Rail Safety and Executive Compensation in the TSX 60

This investor briefing reviews 17 energy and railway companies in the TSX60 Index to determine whether they base any part of their executives’ compensation on better safety performance. Just under half of the companies analyzed have identified rail transportation as a possible material risk factor for the company.

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