Across Turtle Island, we have witnessed a renewed outpouring of grief and outrage in recent months, as the uncovering of thousands of unmarked children’s graves have served as horrific reminders of Canada’s long legacy of colonialism and assimilation, including the residential school system.
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.
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.
New research by the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative suggests that corporate Canada is slow to recognize the value of tracking and reporting on Indigenous relations and 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.
The 2019 SHARE Annual Report highlights how SHARE’s growing network has actively advocated for sustainability, good corporate governance and social inclusion through shareholder engagement, policy advocacy, proxy voting, and peer education.
This innovative project mobilizes institutional investors as allies with Indigenous peoples to use their capital and their voices to promote positive economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
GreenMoney -Within the investment world, reconciliation in Canada is largely in its infancy. As a result, in 2015, we founded the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative, which aims to align capital with Indigenous values.