Comments on the CSA’s Proposed Changes to Company Communication with Shareholders

‘Notice and access’ would allow public companies to notify shareholders that information about upcoming meetings and proxy ballots are available online instead of mailing them hardcopies of the documents.

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Questions for Investment Managers on Facing the Financial Crisis

A list of questions trustees can ask their investment managers and related service providers regarding the impact of the financial crisis on their portfolios.

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Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Pollution

Investor risks from North America’s shale gas boom

This investor brief outlines investor risks from North America’s shale gas boom, particularly from polluting drinking water sources with toxic chemicals.

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What Investors Need to Know About Reclamation Risks in the Oil Sands

This briefing note summarizes SHARE’s discussions with five Canadian companies involved in Alberta’s oil sands region and highlights areas where greater information is required for investors to assess the risks associated with their investments.

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Model Responsible Property Services Code

The Code outlines a set of principles for real estate investors related to appropriate working conditions, fair wages, and benefits for workers and contractors hired to provide services in the maintenance and management of commercial properties.

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Fair Trade Coffee

The coffee crisis

This investor brief provides an overview of the challenges facing coffee producers and the role investors can play to seek increased sourcing from companies of fair trade certified coffee.

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Comments on CSA’s Proposed Changes to Corporate Governance Guidelines

SHARE’s submitted response to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) proposed comprehensive overhaul of the regulatory framework governing public company corporate governance policy and disclosure.

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Feedback on Report to the Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards

SHARE’s submitted response to the request for feedback on the Report of the Alberta/B.C. Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards. The feedback focuses on three of the Panel’s recommendations: Investment rules and ESG Factors, ESG Disclosure; and trustee/fiduciary education.

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Responsible PropertyInvesting in Canada

Factoring both Environmental and Social Impacts in the Canadian Real Estate Market

This report explores the impacts of good labour practices on property performance.

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Responsible Investment Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to provide practical tools for pension funds, foundations and endowments interested in learning about responsible investment and incorporating responsible investment practices into their investment management.

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Active Shareholdership for Corporate Social Responsibility in Canada

Analysis and recommendations for how to grow responsible investment activism in Canada.

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Acting Like Owners: Proxy Voting, Corporate Engagement and the Fiduciary Responsibilities of Pension Trustees

Proxy Voting, Corporate Engagement, and the Fiduciary Responsibilities of Pension Trustees.

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