“Een historische beslissing”, noemt Mark van Baal van Follow This het. “Repsol doet waar wij Shell sinds 2015 om vragen. We verwachten dat klanten en aandeelhouders deze stap waarderen en andere oliebedrijven volgen.”
Follow This on Bloomberg: “Repsol is now the first oil major to be part of the solution to the climate crisis, and truly leading in its sector,” Mark van Baal, the founder of Follow This, said in a statement. “We hope shareholders and customers will reward CEO Josu Jon Imaz […]
As an activist investor, Mark van Baal is recruiting thousands of shareholders to unite and force companies like Shell to take climate change more seriously.
Interview by Christiane Amanpour on CNN (12:50 minutes)
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]