April 22, 2021
Options for Getting Involved
The RRII offers three primary pathways for getting involved, depending on the level of commitment you are looking to make.
How can responsible investing support reconciliation?
The RRII works with Indigenous trustees, fund managers and investment decision-makers to build engagement strategies that address your core needs and goals.
The RRII offers a dedicated responsible investing program for Indigenous investors called Values in Action. The Values in Action program equips investors with the necessary tools and supports to lead shareholder engagements with companies in your portfolio.
Shareholder engagement involves connecting and conversing with companies in your portfolio to advocate for improved corporate policies and practices. Engagement has a track record of tangible and effective change, as it targets corporate concerns at the root of the issue and uses financial investments as leverage for change.
Our Engagement Collaborators
Our Values in Action program is hosted together with SHARE—Shareholder Association for Research and Education.
SHARE is a leading responsible investing organization that works with institutional investors to steward their assets in ways that contribute to positive social and environmental outcomes.
SHARE’s engagement services have a track record of leading change by developing new areas of research and engagement, including workers’ rights, climate action, reconciliation and affordable housing.
With support from SHARE, the Values in Action program introdces Indigenous Trusts to an investor network that regularly engages with Canadian companies on improving their environmental, social, and governance practices, including those related to reconciliation.
Explore some of the outcomes from past investor engagements as part of the RRII Values in Action program.
22 April 2021 – By Katherine Wheatley, Kevin Thomas, & Anthony Schein Following productive…Read More
July 21, 2020
The Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the National Aboriginal Trust Officers…Read More
“The decisions that I am making today, as a trustee of the Squamish Nation Trust, are going to affect my children’s future; my grandchildren’s future; my great grandchildren’s future and many generations after that.”
Sxwpilemáat Siyám (Hereditary Chief Leanne Joe), Squamish Nation & RRII Collaborator
Indigenous Investor Education & Leadership
Through tailored educational offerings, the RRII can help your fund develop responsible investment practices grounded in reconciliation.
Everyone’s journey with responsible investing and advocacy looks different. This is why we offer tailored education and presentations for Indigenous trustees, fund managers and investment decision-makers. Whether you are completely new to shareholder engagement, have an existing track record that you are looking to expand, or are looking to connect with partner or allied organizations, we can co-create an investment strategy that works for you.
Alongside our colleagues at SHARE and NATOA, we have a diverse network of educators and advisors.
Looking to get started in your investment journey? We’ve developed a series or resources that have been designed with Indigenous investors in mind. These resources introduce how shareholder engagement and responsible investing can lead to tangible actions towards reconciliation.
April 20, 2020
This guide helps investment organizations across Canada to think about the role that they can play to advance reconciliation.Read More
June 6, 2020
This new guide aims to help Indigenous investors align their investment policies and practices with their values and aspirations in ways that build on the stewardship protocols and traditions.Read More
September 25, 2020
This discussion paper explores Indigenous teachings of sustainability, stewardship, and responsibility, unearthing critical insights for ensuring the effective stewardship of Indigenous peoples’ collective wealth.Read More
July 17, 2020
In this webinar, we highlight key strategies to ensure that your community’s assets are invested and stewarded in ways that incorporate Indigenous community values and aspirations.Read More
September 25, 2020
What do Indigenous laws & traditions tell us about fiduciary duty? In this webinar with John Borrows and Shayla Praud, explores the implications of this exciting new research.Read More
June 16, 2020
Learn about the new guide produced by the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII) to help Indigenous investors align their investments with their cultural values and community goals.Read More
June 6, 2020
This video provides guidance for Indigenous investors on how to use your rights as shareholders to influence corporate policies and practices.Read More
June 6, 2020
This video provides guidance for Indigenous investors on how to work effectively with your asset managers to ensure that the community’s collective values can be incorporated into your investment strategies.Read More