Q&A: Trottier Foundation head on why they're hiring an inside shareholder engagement director to battle climate change

Trottier Foundation is adding direct dialogue with companies it invests in as a tool to accelerate climate action.

Why It Matters

A shareholder engagement director works with companies on behalf of institutional investors like foundations. Their job is to engage with management and boards to convince businesses to clean up their act. This helps protect investments from climate risk and helps ensure they have a positive impact.

In a precedent-setting move, a Canadian foundation is adding an in-house climate shareholder engagement director to its team.

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