BCGEU Capital Stewardship Program
In the early days of unionism, united workers and organized worker capital gave us the strength to take on some of the largest and most powerful business interests of the day to win incredible advances to working conditions. We are adapting these lessons to organize worker capital in a modern context.
Mobilizing the union’s fully-divested General and Defense Fund investments, we’re walking the talk of our responsible investment policy while fighting for working people. We understand that better managed companies that protect workers, human rights, and the environment make for better investments, and that’s why we do what we do.
Over the past 4 years, BCGEU has built one of Canada’s leading capital stewardship programs and one of the only labour-led capital stewardship programs in the country. To date, we’ve filed impactful and game-changing shareholder proposals at some of Canada’s largest and most influential companies and we’ve pushed companies to take action on executive compensation, climate risk, human rights, and much more.
People are taking notice of our innovative approach, and our work is making headlines and creating real-world impact.
We’re engaging dozens of leading Canadian companies and brands on key issues ranging from Indigenous rights, forced labour, the financialization of housing, climate protections, human rights, and much more. Join us to learn more.