Following productive dialogue with the company, we are pleased to announce that the board of directors of the TMX Group has agreed to jointly support a resolution on reconciliation and Indigenous relations filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation.
Principles for Responsible Investment – Canadian businesses must support Indigenous communities in securing long-term, sustainable benefits from economic development, as part of their reconciliation duties, enshrined in the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #92.
Globe and Mail – Despite some progress, Canada’s corporate sector has much work to do in accelerating representation and participation of Indigenous peoples on corporate boards, in management and across companies’ operations.
Last week, SHARE watched the escalating violence against Mi’kmaq fishers and as we examined the relevant fishery and market dynamics further, we found opportunities for companies, and investors, to uphold treaty rights – and their own commitments to reconciliation.
What is an Indigenous law understanding of the duties of someone who holds assets in trust for the benefit of others?
What can Indigenous legal orders and traditions tell us about the duties of Indigenous trustees?
How does Indigenous law speak to the issues of applying Indigenous values, beliefs, and interests in investment policy?
In the spring, RRII launched research with Dr. John Borrows (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria) and Shayla Praud (Research Associate, University of Victoria) to explore these and other questions on fiduciary duty in relation to Indigenous laws and traditions. Since then, the research team has delved into powerful teachings of sustainability, stewardship, and responsibility in relation to obligation, wealth, trusts, and fiduciary duty.
Join SHARE and NATOA and the research team as we explore the key findings and implications of this exciting research!
New research explores the legal concept of fiduciary duty through Indigenous legal perspectives. The paper concludes that Indigenous laws can help decision-makers align their investments with their community values.
Join SHARE’s Shannon Rohan at the inaugural RI Digital: Canada 2020 conference, a free-to-air event where she will be part of a session that asks what the future of co-investing with indigenous peoples will look like.
SHARE helped to convene a group of Canada’s largest pension investors and asset management firms to present proposals to the Ontario Capital Markets Task Force, working together to encourage Canadian regulators to take up improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements, improve corporate diversity, and address climate change.