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Proxy Alert: Proposal on Australian Cultural Heritage Protection Law at Fortescue

Fortescue Metals Group LimitedSymbol: FMG (ASX)Annual Meeting date: November 9, 2021Filer: Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) with the support of the National Native Title Council (NNTC) and the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Alliance Shareholder Resolution 8: Support for Improvement to Western Australian Cultural Heritage Protection Law SHARE’s Recommendation: Vote FOR shareholder resolution To promote the long-term success of our Company, and noting: the findings and recommendations of the Interim Report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Northern Australia’s interim report entitled Never Again published on 9 December 2020 (‘Interim Report’);the importance of adequate cultural heritage protection laws in mitigating social, reputational and financial risks to our Company;the...

Proxy Alert: Proposal on Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation at TMX Group

TMX Group LtdSymbol: X.TOAnnual Meeting date: May 12, 2021Filer: Atkinson Foundation, supported by the Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE) Shareholder proposal on Indigenous relations and reconciliation (amended) SHARE’s Recommendation: Vote FOR shareholder proposal (amended)TMX Group Management Recommendation: Vote FOR shareholder proposal (amended) RESOLVED that the TMX Group’s Board of Directors report to shareholders on its work: to develop internal programs and policies on equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), including those that encompass current and prospective Indigenous employees, and relationships with Indigenous communities;to review procurement from Indigenous-owned businesses, and those owned by other underrepresented groups, and establish appropriate disclosure practices and objectives; andto engage with qualified Indigenous and other organizations...

TMX management joins Canadian businesses committing to Indigenous economic empowerment

22 April 2021 – By Katherine Wheatley, Kevin Thomas, & Anthony Schein Following productive dialogue with the company, we are pleased to announce that the board of directors of the TMX Group (which owns the Toronto Stock Exchange) has agreed to jointly support a resolution on reconciliation and Indigenous relations to TMX shareholders filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation. The Atkinson Foundation’s proposal asks the company to commit to develop internal programs and policies on equity, diversity, and inclusion including Indigenous employees; to review procurement from Indigenous-owned businesses and establish procurement objectives; and to engage with Indigenous organizations to identify standards of practice...

“Strong leadership and an effective system of accountability” needed at the Chartwell board of directors: SHARE

19 April 2021 – By Sarah Couturier-Tanoh, Senior Shareholder Engagement & Policy Analyst, SHARE Cross-posted with permission from the SHARE blog. At the upcoming annual meeting at Chartwell Retirement Residences, SHARE is recommending unitholders vote FOR the shareholder proposal (proposal No. 1) on board oversight of the workforce, and that unitholders withhold (Vote against) their vote for the chair of the Board, Michael D. Harris. SHARE argues that the company’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, when at least 393 Chartwell residents have died from the virus, underscores the importance of board oversight of the workforce, and the need for the company to provide reporting to investors on...