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The Need to Modernize Boards of Directors

Published on October 11, 2018

An article by Anne-Marie Luca (Les Affaires) in which Jean-Philippe Renaut, among others, explains the reasons why it is necessary to modernize the functioning of boards of directors in order to improve corporate governance.

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The Æquo Team Grows

Published on August 15, 2018

Æquo is pleased to announce the addition of Anne Shiraishi, Director - Corporate Engagement, to its team. Originally from California, Anne is a corporate responsibility, communications and change management professional who acquired her...

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Shareholder Proposal Approved at TransCanada GA

Published on April 30, 2018

Last Friday, as part of TransCanada's annual meeting, shareholders approved (99,1%) the proposal, filed by two members of the RRSE, asking the company to disclose its approach in an energy transition context. Let us note that the company's board of...

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Æquo Announces a New Business Partnership

Published on April 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new business partnership between Æquo and Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM), the institutional portfolio manager for the Desjardins Group.   PRESS RELEASE   Æquo announces a new business partnership...

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Resistance Movement Against the Gun Industry

Published on February 26, 2018

We commented, in the “L’heure du monde » radio show (Radio Canada), the recent position of Florida Teacher’s fund to divest of gun-maker stocks, following the Parkland shooting (Florida). We had the opportunity to discuss the benefits of...

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PRI Publishes Guide on Active Ownership in Listed Equity

Published on February 16, 2018

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has just published a new guide on active ownership. It aims in particular to provide practical suggestions to investors interested to develop a constructive dialogue with investee companies. Æquo is...

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AXA and World Bank Pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Published on December 13, 2017

Today saw AXA committing to avoiding all projects in extraction of worst forms of oil and coal extraction, and ban on insuring tar sands and pipelines projects. In parallel, the World Bank pledged to no longer fund oil and gas exploration. Busy days...

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The Fourth PRI Quebec Conference Key Messages

Published on November 7, 2017

The Fourth PRI Quebec conference key messages, held in Montreal on October 26th, summarized by Jean-Philippe Renaut. In 2018, let us take advantage of the momentum in the responsible investment field. Article

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The 25th Anniversary of the Earth Summit

Published on June 15, 2017

25 years of the Earth Summit: Our colleague Francois Meloche was there! Sidney Ribaux (Equiterre) and François comment on the catalytic effect of this historic event on the RDI television network. Video

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Historic Climate Vote at Exxon

Published on June 1, 2017

Exceptional outcomes from Exxon's last AGM! In recent years, Exxon has been a beacon for climate-related shareholder propositions, This time around, a significant proposal landed a resounding success. Article

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The 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy

Published on April 24, 2017

Investors highlighted the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, which collapsed and killed 1135 workers. For the occasion, François Meloche gave an interview to Diane Bérard on the impact of the Accord on Fire and Building...

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Shareholder Engagement "for dummies"

Published on February 19, 2017

Shareholder engagement practices are evolving and becoming more professional. To demystify what's being done, here is an article from Le Devoir "for dummies". Article

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