Follow This in klimaatreportage Brandpunt+

14 februari 2019|

Dore van Duivenbode gaat samen met Brandpunt+ op zoek naar de gevolgen van klimaatverandering – en naar oplossingen om opwarming van de aarde te gaan. Het grootste deel van alle klimaatvervuiling wordt veroorzaakt door de industrie. In deze aflevering van Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen zoekt Dore […]

Follow This overweegt zijn klimaatresolutie tegen Shell in te trekken

13 februari 2019|

Het Financieele Dagblad | 13 februari 2019

Een aantal grote institutionele aandeelhouders van Shell voert druk uit op activistisch aandeelhouderscollectief Follow This om zijn klimaatresolutie in te trekken. Dat zegt Mark van Baal, oprichter van Follow This tegen het FD.

Van Baal zegt de resolutie te zullen intrekken ‘als we voldoende vertrouwen […]

The truth about big oil and climate change

10 februari 2019|

The Economist | 9 februari 2019

Shell, under pressure of green investors, said it would tie executive pay to a plan to cut carbon emissions from its products.

This year shareholders will vote on a resolution to require ExxonMobil to do what Shell has done and commit to reducing emissions not just […]

BP agrees to greater climate disclosure

2 februari 2019|

Financial Times | 1 februari 2019 | Anjli Raval and Owen Walker

Investor backlash against energy companies grows for their role in global warming

BP has agreed to disclose how its spending plans, emissions policies and broader business strategy align with the Paris climate agreement amid mounting investor pressure on oil and […]

Shell Profit Doubles in Boost for Big Oil

1 februari 2019|

Wall Street Journal | 31 januari 2019

A group of more than 4,500 shareholders working under the umbrella of the Netherlands-based group Follow This have been urging Shell, BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Equinor ASA to set and publish targets that are aligned with the goals of the […]

Winst Shell steeg afgelopen jaar met maar liefst 80 procent

31 januari 2019|

De Volkskrant | 31 januari 2019 | Peter de Waard

Follow This in de Volkskrant: ‘Shell is nu in een uitstekende positie om zijn leiderschap in de energietransitie waar te maken,’ zegt Mark van Baal van Follow […]

Follow This on Canadian TV channel BNN Bloomberg

28 januari 2019|

Power Shift: Green activist investors push Shell and other oil giants to cut emissions Mark van Baal, founder of Follow This, discusses the activist investor campaign that led to Shell adopting more ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions.

The campaign is now targeting other oil majors such as BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron […]

Five oil majors face 2019 climate target pressure by investors

20 januari 2019|

Reuters | 19 december 2018

U.S. and Norwegian oil majors Chevron and Equinor (EQNR.OL) have become the latest target of activist investors moving to force five of the biggest oil companies to commit to fixed emissions targets and align with the Paris climate agreement.

The effort, part of a wave of climate-related […]

Money managers: the new warriors of climate change

28 december 2018|

Financial Times

When an activist shareholder group last year launched a campaign to force Royal Dutch Shell to set hard targets for cutting carbon emissions, just 6 per cent of those eligible to vote backed the plan.

Yet within months Shell had announced an “ambition” to halve its carbon footprint by 2050, […]

Activist Investor Tries To Force Change At Oil Companies

24 december 2018|

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mark van Baal (@markfjvanbaal), founder of the Dutch activist investor group Follow This.

Last week’s report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change called for reducing investments in fossil fuels by about a quarter. That is an idea that oil companies have pushed […]