2022 – Year in Review
Prioritizing Community Safety and Reconciliation: Investor Advocacy for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Investors have the ability to advocate for the safety of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Learn more about investor actions to combat gender-based and race-based violence in natural resources and mining in in our blog post on advocacy for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
2022 SHARE Investor Summit: Reconciliation and Corporate Canada
In 2022, we gathered at the SHARE Investor Summit to bring together investment decision-makers to work together to inspire meaningful change and enact a more equitable and sustainable normal. The panel “Reconciliation and Corporate Canada” discussed their reflections on rising from rhetoric to real progress and how creative leadership is bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous business leaders to re-think how we build an economic future together.
Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation Disclosures for Canada’s Just Transition: Practical Takeaways for Investors
This webinar was a collaboration between RRII and Responsible Investment Association (RIA), sponsored by BMO Asset Management, to provide investors with the necessary context and questions to use in their engagements with issuers regarding Indigenous due diligence.
RRII in the Media
“We Need Green Energy but there is an Indigenous People’s Rights Threshold You Can’t Cross”
What are the challenges posed by renewable energy to Indigenous communities? How are investors trying to safeguard Indigenous rights? Kevin Thomas (SHARE), Joseph Bastien (RRII), and Kate Finn (First Peoples Worldwide) explored the intersection of Indigenous rights, critical minerals mining, and investment.
How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation
“There are a few ways institutional investors can work on being an ally.” For the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Gideon Scanlon from Benefits Canada interviewed Joseph Bastien, Project Manager at the RRII, on actions that institutional investors can take to further reconciliation.
GRI 2022 ESG Issues Report
In the 2022 report, RRII discussed Reconciliation Actions Plans (RAPs) as a roadmap toward economic reconciliation. RAPs must go beyond discussing reconciliation and set specific commitments.
- At the Toromont Industries AGM, over 99% of shareholders voted in favour of an RRII resolution on Indigenous reconciliation and inclusion.
- At the Kiwetinohk Energy Corp. AGM, 99.9997% of shareholders voted in support of a resolution authorizing the board of directors to change the company name.
- At the #ConstellationSoftware AGM, a SHARE proposal calling for a racial equity report received over 62% of shareholder votes, making it one of the first racial equity proposals passed at a Canadian company.
- At the Onex AGM, 49% of independent shareholders voted in favour of an RRII resolution on Indigenous reconciliation and inclusion.
- At the #MondelezInternational AGM, 48% of shareholders voted in favour of a SHARE proposal requesting a civil rights-informed racial equity audit.