Since 2009, members and pension holders of the United Church of Canada have expressed concerns about investment in Goldcorp Inc., one of Canada's largest mining companies with a history of committing serious human rights violations. Despite a motion passed by 78% of the UCC, the pension board refuses to divest. Instead, they prefer management engagement with the company, a widely critiqued strategy that has left affected communities out of the conversation. Read more here.
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In the 90 minute webinar, you will:
- hear from Mining the Connections, the group that spearheaded the divestment campaign
- better understand how and why pension boards can disregard the voice and will of the people they represent
- consider actions to make the structures that govern investments more accountable.
- learn about other actions to make the Canadian extractive sector more accountable including participation in the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability Open for Justice campaign.