Submission to Cross-Country Extractive Sector Consultations

SHARE made a submission to Minister of International Trade as part of the federal government consultation process on the extractive sector. SHARE made a series of recommendations to clarify the social and environmental responsibilities of Canadian extractive companies and improve the policy framework to integrate social and environmental factors into investment decision-making.

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Submission to Canadian Securities Administrator on Proxy Voting Infrastructure

SHARE recently submitted comments to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in relation to Consultation Paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure. SHARE’s view is that the hallmarks of the proxy voting system should be transparency, reliability, and independence from any one organization or type of organization with a vested interest in the outcome.

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Submission to Ontario Securities Commission on Board Diversity

SHARE made a submission to the Ontario Securities Commission on their proposal to require TSX listed companies to provide disclosure regarding women on boards and in senior management in Ontario.

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Resources, Rights and Respect

Investor Expectations of the Human Rights Responsibilities of Mining Companies

This report highlights areas that typically have human rights impacts for Canadian mining companies, outlines corporate policies and management systems to meet human rights responsibilities, and sets out expectations of corporate performance in these areas.

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Promoting Financial Inclusion in Canada’s Financial Services Sector

This investor brief outlines the risks and opportunities for investors of financial exclusion and recommends that institutional investors engage with Canada’s mainstream banks to encourage greater product, service and delivery innovations to improve financial service provision to low-income and underserved groups.

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Submission on Proposed Alberta Business Corporations Act Amendments

Addresses two issues with regard to the right of shareholders to submit proposals for voting on annual meetings: minimum shareholding requirements and word limit for shareholder proposals.

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Comments to NRCan on Mandatory Transparency Reporting in Extractive Sector

SHARE wrote to NRCan in support of proposals for securities regulators to require mandatory reporting standards in the extractive sector.

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Canadian Investor Statement on Bangladesh

Joint statement of institutions representing more than $44 billion in assets under management supporting the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

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SHARE Annual Activity Report 2013

SHARE’s First Annual Report outlines SHARE’s activities and achievements in 2013.

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Conflict Minerals and the Eastern Congo: Implications for Investors

This brief reviews the key issues related to the trade in conflict minerals, including conflict-minerals related risks and engagement recommendations for investors who want to manage these risks in their portfolios. It provides an overview of recent efforts aimed at addressing conflict minerals in the supply chain and provides a roadmap for investors to engage companies in implementing responsible supply chains.

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Comments on CSA Consultation on Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms

The CSA launched this consultation “to provide a forum for discussion of certain concerns raised about the services provided by proxy advisory firms and their potential impact on Canadian capital markets and to determine if, and how, these concerns should be addressed by Canadian securities regulators.”

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Cleaning Up: Executive Summary

The executive summary provides an overview of the results of SHARE’s Cleaning Up report, which assesses and compares commercial real estate companies and major commercial property tenants on the degree to which they have incorporated labour considerations into company policies that apply to the procurement of property services, including janitorial, maintenance, and security services.

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