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Symposium – How investors can support oil majors to stop climate change

30 oktober 2019|

The oil industry can make or break the Paris Climate Agreement. The goal of the symposium is to discuss how shareholders can support oil and gas companies to contribute to the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 to 2°C. We will discuss […]

“Scope Three” Emissions Are the Elephant in the Room, Says Founder of Follow This

22 oktober 2019|

Mark van Baal, founder of activist investor group Follow This, has spent much of the last few years trying to shepherd European oil majors towards greener investments. Key to this, he says, is persuading integrated energy giants to take responsibility for emissions produced by customers using their fuels, or what […]

Activist investor and ‘skeptical environmentalist’ face off on climate change

11 oktober 2019|

As people around the world gathered for the largest climate protest in history last month, the audience at an event in Stavanger was told there can’t be a “rational conversation on global warming before we’ve stopped screaming”.

Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, […]

Oliegigant BP overstag door Follow This klimaatresolutie

13 september 2019|

BNR | 13 september 2019

“We hebben bij Shell en BP laten zien hoe effectief klimaatresoluties zijn,” zegt Mark van Baal op BNR.

Oliegigant BP belooft de uitstoot van zogenoemde ‘Scope 3′-emissies omlaag te brengen. Die komen vrij bij het verbranden van fossiele brandstoffen. BP adviseerde in mei van dit jaar […]

Want to save the planet? Buy shares in Shell and tell them what to do

23 augustus 2019|

This is Money | 14 augustus 2019

Why some investors buy shares in companies like Shell – so they can tell them how to behave

From flying less, to cutting down on plastic, many of us are trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And, when it comes to green investment, most people […]

Is Climate Action 100+ pushing hard enough?

25 juli 2019|

Environmental Finance | 19 July 2019

One of the main criticisms is that the commitments to the Paris Agreement are too vague, and fail to set targets, particularly for emissions stemming from the use of a company’s products or its value chain (so-called Scope 3 emissions). Scope 3 emissions make up, […]

Change the world: buy dirty stocks!

11 juli 2019|

Stockholder activism changes companies from inside

In may 2015, the founder of Follow-this, former financial journalist Mark van Baal (see interview), spoke at the annual meeting of shareholders for the first time. 300 people had bought a stock and nominated Van Baal to speak on their behalf. Van Baal didn’t accomplish […]

Directeuren vaker teruggefloten door beleggers

11 juli 2019|

Aandeelhoudersvergaderingen bij beursgenoteerde bedrijven zijn geen applausmachines meer voor de directie. Vooral als het om beloningen van bestuurders gaat, laten de aandeelhouders hun tanden zien.

Dat blijkt uit het evaluatierapport van Eumedion, de belangenorganisatie van grote institutionele beleggers zoals pensioenfondsen en vermogensbeheerders. In totaal werd er afgelopen jaar zeven keer een […]

BP chairman anticipates change in oil company’s stance on responsibility for product emissions

6 juli 2019|

INVESTOR UPDATE on the crucial question for BP: ‘Scope 3 or not Scope 3?’

May 21st, 2019: Scope 3 are “emissions that BP does not control
June 27th, 2019: thinking about Scope 3 is “likely to evolve

BP’s chairman Helge Lund anticipates reacting to investors’ support for the Follow This climate resolution. Asked […]

Interview Financial Times Live

5 juli 2019|

Interview about the crucial role of investors, Shell’s change, and BP’s suggestion to change.