(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – February 20, 2020) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee is attending the SHARE Investor Summit today in Vancouver to address and discuss challenges building sustainable, inclusive and productive economies. SHARE is a leading not-for-profit organization in responsible investment services, research and education and works with a growing network of institutional investors helping them to develop and implement responsible investment policies and practices.
“There is a growing movement to develop partnerships built on the shared belief that investors have an important role to play in reconciliation and Indigenous empowerment. Economic opportunities exist that can bring about concrete and ethical practice,” stated Regional Chief Terry Teegee. He further added, “future economic innovations and success will see investors adhering to First Nations standards and laws; building relationships and understanding; and supporting First Nations in building capacity to manage wealth.”
Regional Chief Teegee participated in the panel discussion World out of Balance. Panelists discussed the urgency of addressing the growing inequality, the climate crisis and respect for Indigenous rights and economic reconciliation. The panel was moderated by Vonda Brunsting, Program Manager, The Just Transition Project, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. Other panelists included: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation and Henrik Jeppesen, Head of Investor Outreach North America, Carbon Tracker.
Tomorrow, Friday February 21 - Day 3, of the SHARE Investor’s Summit will provide opportunities for Summit participants to talk about ways to deepen networks and identify opportunities for future collaboration. Other important panels include, Taking up the Call to Action: Opportunities for investors to support economic reconciliation and Indigenous rights and Foundations & Indigenous Trusts: A Discussion on Building Community Wealth and Resilience.