Money managers: the new warriors of climate change

December 28th, 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

December 24th, 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 […]

Follow This and ACCR file climate proposal at Norway’s state-backed Equinor

December 21st, 2018|

Responsible Investor | by Carlos Tornero

Follow This, the group known for filing climate resolutions at Shell, and the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, have co-filed a shareholder proposal at Equinor, the oil firm formerly known as Statoil that is majority owned by the Norwegian state.

The proposal follows on the heels […]

BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

December 10th, 2018|

New York Times | 10 December 2018

Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions.

Follow This, a Dutch organisation that spearheaded a number of climate shareholder […]

BP, Shell to Face New Shareholder Challenge Over Climate in 2019

December 10th, 2018|

Bloomberg | 10 december 2018

The activists who rankled Royal Dutch Shell Plc by filing climate-change resolutions for three straight years now are targeting other oil majors.

Follow This, a Dutch group that accumulates shares in oil companies in order to press them over greenhouse gas emissions, has filed another resolution against Shell […]

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

December 10th, 2018|

The Guardian | 10 Dec 2018

BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris climate agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental benchmarks.

When Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, laid out an ambitious […]

Shell activist group Follow This targets BP with climate resolution

December 10th, 2018|

Responsible Investor | 10 december 2018

Follow This, the share-owing campaign group, has filed a climate resolution at UK oil and gas major BP, on the same terms as the one it filed at Shell for the fourth time this year, as reported last week by RI.

It’s the first time Netherlands-based […]

Activist group targets BP over slow response to global warming

December 9th, 2018|

Financial Times | 9 december 2018

An activist shareholder group will target BP at the oil major’s annual meeting next year over its response to global warming, escalating a campaign that has forced rival Royal Dutch Shell to commit to reducing its carbon emissions.

A Netherlands-based group called Follow This filed a […]

BP targeted with first shareholder resolution on climate goals

December 9th, 2018|

Reuters | 9 december 2018

Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions.

Follow This, a Dutch organisation that spearheaded a number of climate shareholder resolutions at […]

Follow This in Late Night Show Pauw

October 16th, 2017|

Pauw | 16 October 2017
Mark van Baal and Follow This supporter Jort Kelder are guests in the leading Dutch late-night talk show.