Monday, 4 February 2008

Amnesty International Conference on Business and Human Rights this Saturday

From Sucheta Rajagopal - Hampton Securities Ltd.:


On Saturday February 9th at Metro Hall, Amnesty International has organized a one day conference on Business and Human Rights, as a kick off to their Share Power campaign.

In the morning, there will be an SRI panel with Gillian Stein, Jantzi Research's mining analyst, Ian Bragg from Kingsdale Shareholder Services discussing mutual fund proxy voting records on social and environmental issues, Paula Glick from Jantzi Research talking about bold moves by pension plans around the world, and Roger Langen from the OSSTF talking about their efforts to get more social responsibility into the Teachers and OMERS pension plans.

Lunch follows, along with our keynote speaker, Bruce Cox, the Executive Director of Greenpeace.

The afternoon panel focuses on mining with Prof. Dirk Matten from the Schulich School of Business at York, Catherine Coumans of Mining Watch and Ulises Garcia, the protagonist of the film 'Tambogrande: Mining Mangoes and Murder' about his struggle against gold mining on his land in Peru.

Ian Heide, past President of Amnesty Canada and member of the national
Business & Human Rights Steering Committee, will host the day.

Workshops and lunch are provided free of charge, thanks to our sponsors Acuity Funds, Alterna Savings, Mavrix Funds, Meritas Mutual Funds and Alternative Grounds.

But we need to know how many people to plan for so please register in advance by emailing: business@aito.ca

This promises to be an exciting and informative day, and I encourage you to attend.

Thanks, see you there!

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