RBC GAM is an active member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), a member-based organization that collectively engages with Canadian public companies regarding governance issues on behalf of its members. CCGG reaches out to its members for input on companies where engagement on governance issues would be warranted. Prior to an engagement, CCGG asks members whether there are any specific issues they would like addressed.
RBC GAM's Chief Investment Officer is the current Vice-Chair and immediate-former Chair of CCGG and RBC GAM is a very active participant in these collaborative engagements.
We are also open to participating in other collaborative engagements with like-minded shareholders. For instance, the Global Access to Nutrition Index's (ATNI) reports demonstrate slow movement by food and beverage manufacturers in regards to nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance. Having formally supported the ATNI's initiatives, we committed to join other asset managers and owners in engaging with food and beverage companies on these issues to improve nutrition policies, practices and disclosure across the industry.
A member of the CGRI team also sits on the UN PRI Cyber Security Committee that is building an engagement project focused on cybersecurity risks and opportunities at public companies.