By: United Church of Canada | Press Release:
TORONTO, April 8, 2013 – Shareholders at tomorrow’s annual meeting of the Bank of Nova Scotia will be hearing a thought-provoking challenge from at least one proxy holder who’s asking questions about the salaries earned by the bank’s top executives.
William Davis is the retired Chief Financial Officer for The United Church of Canada and a long-time advocate of corporate social responsibility. He will be attending the meeting in Halifax as a shareholder and as co-filer with The United Church of Canada and NEI Investments of a motion that asked the bank to integrate vertical metrics into the calculation of executive compensation. That motion was withdrawn when the Bank of Nova Scotia indicated its willingness to take the concern seriously.
Groups Submit Report on Worldwide Sex Abuse Crisis
By: Center for Constitutional Rights (Press Release) | Feb. 28, 2013:
NEW YORK and ROME – Today, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an alternate report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child documenting the ongoing worldwide sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The UN committee has summoned the Vatican to report on its record of ensuring children are protected from sexual violence and safeguarding children’s well-being and dignity, the first time the Holy See will have been called to account for its actions on these issues before an international body with authority. The first meeting will take place in Geneva in June.
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