As part of national Responsible Investment Week, the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at the SFU Beedie School of Business and the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business are co-hosting an event: "Reconciliation: A New Relationship for Investors" on Tuesday, October 24, from 5-7:30pm.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called upon Canada’s corporate sector to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and apply its principles, norms and standards to corporate policy. This included specific reference to obtaining the free, prior and informed consent of Aboriginal peoples before proceeding with economic development projects. The Commission also recommended that businesses "ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects."

The panel will discuss the role Canadian investors can play in supporting public companies as they address these recommendations and work to build new relationships with Indigenous communities in Canada.

Join Stephanie Bertels, Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Christie Stephenson, Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, and our panelists:

  • Max Skudra, Director of Research and Government Relations, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
  • Cynthia Callison, founding partner of Callison & Hanna law firm, which helps Indigenous communities negotiate innovative agreements.
  • Peter Chapman, Executive director of SHARE (the Shareholder Association for Research and Education), which recently released a report on business and reconciliation.
  • Heather Lawrence, Global Manager of Indigenous Affairs, Teck Resources

Tuesday, October 24th

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC 

Complimentary, RSVP required. 

Please register here.