Released today [April 25, 2019], Advancing Reconciliation in Canada: A Guide for Investors, outlines five tangible steps that institutional investors can take to make economic reconciliation an integrated part of their practice.
We hope this guide helps investment organizations across Canada to think about the role that they can play to advance reconciliation. By providing tangible steps and case studies, our goal is to impart readers with inspiration about the opportunities that exist to not only talk about reconciliation; but to practice reconciliation.
The guide is a product of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII), a partnership between the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) and the Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE). RRII helps to drive a common mission of the two organizations – to empower Indigenous and non-Indigenous investors to align capital with the principles of reconciliation and to amplify investor voices in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 92 addressed to the business community.
In addition to bringing capital to the table, institutional investors can bring their knowledge, experience, and capacity to advocate with the companies that they own, with the institutions they serve, and with the services they use, to improve Indigenous economic outcomes and to contribute to economic empowerment and reconciliation.