In November 2020, SHARE asked whether TD Bank’s announcement of its new climate plan would “raise the bar” for Canadian banks. Four months later, all of Canada’s five largest banks have committed to measuring and disclosing their “financed emissions.”
Benefits Canada – A coalition of Canadian university endowments and pension plans are launching a new initiative to engage investee corporations on climate change risks.
Une coalition de fonds de dotation et de régimes de retraite universitaires canadiens lance une nouvelle initiative par l’entremise de SHARE, un organisme à but non lucratif de défense des droits des investisseurs, afin de avec les entreprises investies sur les risques liés aux changements climatiques.
A coalition of Canadian university endowments and pension plans is launching a new initiative through SHARE, a non-profit investor advocacy organization, investee corporations on climate change risks.
UNIE is a coalition of Canadian university endowments and pension plans. It was launched today, through SHARE, to engage investee corporations on climate change risks.
Canadian banks have generally lagged behind their international counterparts on climate-related commitments, but TD bank took a significant step forward with the release of its 2020 Climate Action Plan.
The Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility’s annual event this year is an online afternoon featuring SHARE’s Shannon Rohan on a panel discussing important perspectives on the issues to consider and the tools we will need to pave the road towards a clean energy economy.
The SHARE Responsible Investment Workshop for Religious Investors on November 21, 2019 in Toronto brought together investors from across the country.
Pension fund trustees and their investment managers and service providers have a fiduciary obligation to pension beneficiaries to act prudently in their best interests in making investment decisions regarding fund portfolios. Pension funds will potentially lose significant value of their investments if they do not act as prudent investors by recognizing climate change financial risk as well as climate driven investment opportunities. The panel will discuss strategies to meet prudential obligations to undertake careful evaluation of climate change and share examples of investment strategy decisions that are based on a time frame commensurate with the pension plan’s liabilities.
Murray Gold, Senior Pensions and Benefits Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP
Janis Sarra, UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Jacky Shen, Director, Treasury at SFU
Stephanie Bertels (moderator), Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business, and Trustee and Co-Chair of the SFU Academic Pension PlanDate: October 31, 2019
7:30am – 8:00am Guest Sign-In & Vegetarian Morning Snacks
8:00am – 9:30am Forum & Panelist Discussion
9:30am – 10:00am Open Networking
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 2300 (2nd floor)
This event is complimentary. However, registration is required. Please click the “Register Here” button below to reserve your seat.
This event is co-hosted by:
Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business
Canada Climate Law Initiative
Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business
Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
Centre for Business Law at UBC Allard School of Law