Greater engagement with indigenous communities needed: SHARE


investmentexecutive.com | July 27, 2017 10:55

By James Langton

Corporate Canada does a relatively poor job of providing disclosure on its engagement with indigenous communities and its handling of indigenous issues, according to a new study from the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE).

The Vancouver-based shareholder advocacy organization issued a report on Thursday detailing the results of its review of the disclosure of 173 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, focusing on indigenous issues. Overall, the research found that this disclosure “is often incomplete, inconsistent or lacking altogether.”

The report finds that just 1% of these companies have indigenous board members; only 3% are committed to seeking the informed consent of indigenous communities on initiatives that may affect them; and just 5% provide disclosure on indigenous employment in senior roles.

read more>>


Upcoming Events & Seminars

More Events »

Whipp Tips & News

Majority of Canadians want laws to end gender pay gap: poll

he Insights West survey conducted for Maclean’s found 82 per cent of respondents believe there should be new federal legislation that guarantees equal pay for work of equal value in Canada.

Details »

Socially responsible investing gets a Trump bump

Last year, investors plugged $6.4-billion into socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, according to Jon Hale, head of sustainable investing research at Morningstar.

Details »

Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

As many of 15 percent of U.S. IPOs in recent years have used dual share classes meant to give insiders outsized voting rights, according to the Council of Institutional Investors.

Details »

More News »


:www.leedejonesgable.com

The information in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. The information provided is a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities.

Leede Jones Gable Inc. is a
Member of IIROC and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund
Stephen Whipp is a member of the Responsible Investment Association