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The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Solutions Finance and Investment team all active in reporting process. We are looking to be more active in network conversations. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We contribute to data collection for various reports each year. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We are members of CERES. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

With other foundations, we are supporting SHARE's work on: how Canadian corporations' ESG practices are inclusive of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations.

Share is also a service provider for proxy voting in one of the Canadian portfolios. 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

70 %

SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Various initiatives. The Foundation is a founding funder of Canada's new Institute for Sustainable Finance. Our Director of Solutions FInance is an ongoing advisor of the the initiative. We have supported some of CERES work to grow in Canada. We are actively engaging partners and participating in working groups looking to advance the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, which includes a series of recommendations related to ESG integration and CLimate action within the investment community.  Our market-building work is likely to grow in the coming year.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Through support to the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Finance. We are also funding the work at University of British Colombia led by Dr. Janis Sarra on fiduciary duty. One of our internal analysts recently completed her program at Oxford University and is working on a captsone project that includes research for a Just Transition and the role of investors.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Participate in case studies and RI/Impact investing reports with various organizations, such as with GIIN, Community foundations of Canada, McGill University, PhilLab which is a collaborative of researchers studying responsible investing at large, etc.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Through all of the above.
Engage with SHARE.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Various.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          On the Board of Institute for Sustainable Finance.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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