Cleaning Up: Assessment of Responsible Contracting in Canada’s Commercial Real Estate Sector

This report 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

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Comments to Ontario Securities Commission on 2012-13 Statement of Priorities

As in past years, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a draft of its priorities for the coming year and invited feedback. SHARE took this opportunity to express support for improvements in how shareholder votes impact the

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Investor Guidance on Occupational Health and Safety

This guidance document is designed to assist investors in assessing how well companies are meeting their responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining general best practice principles for Canadian companies.

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Review of CAPP’s Hydraulic Fracturing Operating Practices

This report reviews the Hydraulic Fracturing Operating Practices to guide water management and improve practices for shale and tight gas development published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. The report provides analysis of the requirements of each Practice and discusses their strengths and weaknesses with respect to how they might contribute to mitigating risk.

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Active Ownership Tools for Faith Based Investors

Workshop report outlining different approaches to responsible investment.

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Investor Statement on Transparency in the Extractive Industries

The statement puts forward a set of recommendations regarding transparency of payments by extractive industry companies to host governments to contribute to good governance and sustainable development in resource-rich countries as well as being in the interests of public companies and their investors.

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Cleaning Up: Assessment of Responsible Contracting and Procurement in Canada’s Commercial Real Estate Sector

This report 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

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FSC Certification and Timberland Investments

This briefing note seeks to assist institutional investors in choosing among the major forest certification schemes available in Canada to mitigate environmental risks and protect the long- term value of their timberland investments. The document shows how FSC certification is superior to competing systems in mitigating risks and adding value to timberland investments.

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Comments to OSC on Regulatory Developments on Shareholder Democracy Issues

SHARE’s comments in response to the Ontario Securities Commissions’ request for input on ‘shareholder democracy’ issues. The OSC asked if it should facilitate majority voting for directors and develop regulatory proposals to require the companies it governs to provide their shareholders with a say on pay.

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Comments on Proposed Amendments to Executive Compensation Disclosure Requirements

Proposed amendments from the CSA aimed primarily at clarifying certain existing disclosure requirements.

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The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

This report outlines the environmental and social risks to investors from the Unbridle Northern Gateway Pipeline project. We examine those risks, and some of the steps that Enbridge and its shareholders are taking— or could take—to mitigate them.

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Comments on CSA Consultation Regarding the Regulation of Venture Issuers

The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have proposed changes to the regulation of Venture Issuers. The proposals are aimed at establishing an alternative continuous disclosure and governance regime for companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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