The State of Say on Pay in Canada

According to a new report from SHARE, more than 71% of companies in the TSX Composite Index have now adopted “Say on Pay” votes and 52 of the TSX60 Index companies have adopted the practice.

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SHARE 2019 Annual Report

Learn about the important progress we made in 2019 towards building a community of values-driven investors who are committed to amplifying their voices in support of a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy.

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SHARE 2018 Annual Report

Read SHARE’s 2018 Annual Report to learn about the activities and achievements related to our responsible investment services, educational events and research.

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Public consultation on the supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds

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.

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SHARE Model Proxy Voting Guidelines 2019

SHARE provides comprehensive model guidelines to help institutional investors expand their own voting guidance, particularly on environmental and social issues. SHARE’s proxy voting guidelines incorporate international conventions and standards including the United Nations Global compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and rights at Work, CDP and GRI.

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2019 Shareholder Engagement Snapshot

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.

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Letter to the Canadian federal government on retirement security enhancement

Following discussions with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada and Finance Canada, SHARE wrote a follow-up letter proposing extending clawback provisions to allow the recovery of company dividends, executive compensation and other extraordinary payments made, in order to protect workers’ retirement savings in light of insolvencies.

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Aligning Compensation: An investor brief on fair pay and income inequality

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.

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SHARE Model Proxy Voting Guidelines 2018

SHARE provides comprehensive model guidelines to help institutional investors expand their own voting guidance, particularly on environmental and social issues. SHARE’s proxy voting guidelines incorporate international conventions and standards including the United Nations Global compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and rights at Work, CDP and GRI.

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Policy submission on proposed Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 as posted by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks on September 11, 2018

SHARE would like to offer comments and recommendations regarding Ontario’s proposed Cap and Trade Cancellation Act. As long-term institutional investors, SHARE and our clients are taking action to address climate risks and opportunities in our portfolios and seeking ways to shift capital towards the low-carbon transition. In order to limit the threat of severe, widespread and irreversible impacts, as well as pave the way for a sustainable and prosperous future, there is an urgent need for Ontario to reduce GHG emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy.

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SHARE Lignes directrices vote par procuration 2018

SHARE provides comprehensive model guidelines to help institutional investors expand their own voting guidance, particularly on environmental and social issues. SHARE’s proxy voting guidelines incorporate international conventions and standards including the United Nations Global Compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, CDP and GRI.

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Climate voting by large Canadian investors 2016-2017

This study was commissioned by the Commonwealth Climate Law Initiative to catalog and describe climate-related shareholder proposals, climate voting records of major Canadian institutional investors, and climate change engagement activity.

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