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In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its report with 94 recommendations to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation. Call to Action #92 called on the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for corporate policy and activities that involve Indigenous people, land, and resources.
The Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative is a partnership between the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). They’re interested in how investors can contribute to implementation of the call to action and charting progress. Their latest report, Business and Reconciliation: An Update Exploring the Performance of Public Companies in Canada, tracks how 78 publicly traded companies are disclosing information and making change. They found that:
Read the report here.