From COVID-19 outbreaks in low-wage workplaces to Black Lives Matter protests across North America, the tumultuous events of this past year have exposed deep inequities across the globe – inequities that can generate systemic risks for investors. In response, the momentum for bold investor action on social issues is rising.

This proxy season, Canadian investors can use their voting rights to press portfolio companies on workers’ rights issues such as poor health and safety standards, precarious working conditions, and racial discrimination in the workplace. This webinar looked at how investors can use their voting rights to press portfolio companies on workers’ rights issues this proxy season. Featuring:

  • Dollarama (DOL): Guarav Sharma, former Dollarama worker/Immigrant Workers’ Centre; Mostafa Henaway. Immigrant Workers’ Centre; Emma Pullman, BCGEU
  • Chartwell Retirement Residences (CSH.UN): Anthony Schein, SHARE
  • Mcdonald’s Corp (MCD): Kimberly Lawson, Fight for Fifteen; Priya Mathur, Trustees United
  • Walmart Inc. (WMT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Sarah Couturier-Tanoh, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)