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Equinor Aims to Cut Emissions in Norway by 40% This Decade

Norway’s Equinor plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its domestic operations by 40% this decade […]

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Repsol’s ‘Bold’ Move on Emissions Raises Bar for European Peers

Follow This on Bloomberg: “Repsol is now the first oil major to be part of the […]

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Follow This on CNN: Taking on fossil fuel companies from within

As an activist investor, Mark van Baal is recruiting thousands of shareholders to unite and force […]

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

Mark van Baal, founder of activist investor group Follow This, has spent much of the last […]

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

As people around the world gathered for the largest climate protest in history last month, the […]

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

This is Money | 14 August 2019

Why some investors buy shares in companies like Shell – […]

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Is Climate Action 100+ pushing hard enough?

Environmental Finance | 19 July 2019

One of the main criticisms is that the commitments to the […]


Shareholder Mark van Baal: ‘Imagine Shell really used their brains and billions for the energy transition’

In the last three years, Mark van Baal has managed to get the multinational oil giant […]

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Oil giants should be intimidated by climate change, warns activist investor

If you’ve attended or watched annual general meetings (AGMs) held by oil majors in the last […]

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Change the world: buy dirty stocks!

Stockholder activism changes companies from inside

In may 2015, the founder of Follow-this, former financial journalist Mark […]

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The rise of shareholder activism

Panel ‘The rise of shareholder activism’ at the Financial Times Energy Summit, with Natasha Landell-Mills, CFA […]

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BP Bosses Get Public Grilling on Climate From Largest Investors

Bloomberg | 21 May 2019

BP Plc lined the road leading to its annual shareholder gathering in […]

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Oil giants face shareholder pressure to act on climate emissions, set stricter greenhouse gas targets

Deutsche Welle | 15 May 2019

Investing in a major oil company might not chime with change-the-world […]

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City investors push for BP to be more open on climate change policy

The Guardian | 14 May 2019

A coalition of major City investors have emerged as key players […]

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Oil Firm Equinor Agrees Climate Change Targets With Investors

Reuters | April 24, 2019

OSLO/LONDON — Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will revise its climate […]

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BP Calls on Investors to Reject Emissions-Targets Proposal

Wall Street Journal | April 10, 2019

BP has called on its shareholders to reject a climate […]

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Dutch campaign group drops Shell climate resolution after “intensive discussions” with big investors

Responsible Investor | April 7th, 2019

Dutch campaign group Follow This is to withdraw the climate change […]

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Shell Gets Some Breathing Room on Climate Targets From Activist Investors

Wall Street Journal | April 8, 2019

Follow This, a Netherlands-based group of investors, said it will […]

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Activist group withdraws resolution challenging Shell climate policy

Activist group withdraws resolution challenging Shell climate policy

Reuters | April 8 2019

An activist group said it […]

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Activist shareholders grant Shell climate targets reprieve

Financial Times | April 8 2019

Activist shareholders will grant Royal Dutch Shell a reprieve over climate […]

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Royal Dutch Shell Sets First Short-Term CO2 Target

Wall Street Journal | March 14 2019 | By Dieter Holger

Company aims to cut its net carbon footprint by up […]

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Activists press Woodside, Santos to set carbon emission targets

Reuters | March 1 2019

Australia’s top two independent gas producers, Woodside Petroleum and Santos, are being […]

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The truth about big oil and climate change

The Economist | 9 February 2019

Shell, under pressure of green investors, said it would tie executive […]

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BP agrees to greater climate disclosure

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

Investor backlash against energy companies […]

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Shell Profit Doubles in Boost for Big Oil

Wall Street Journal | 31 January 2019

A group of more than 4,500 shareholders working under the […]

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Power Shift: Green activist investors push Shell and other oil giants to cut emissions Mark van […]

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Five oil majors face 2019 climate target pressure by investors

Reuters | 19 december 2018

U.S. and Norwegian oil majors Chevron and Equinor (EQNR.OL) have become the […]

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Money managers: the new warriors of climate change

Financial Times

When an activist shareholder group last year launched a campaign to force Royal Dutch Shell […]

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Activist Investor Tries To Force Change At Oil Companies

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mark van Baal (@markfjvanbaal), founder of the Dutch activist […]

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

Responsible Investor | by Carlos Tornero

Follow This, the group known for filing climate resolutions at Shell, […]

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BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

New York Times | 10 December 2018

Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing […]

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

Bloomberg | 10 december 2018

The activists who rankled Royal Dutch Shell Plc by filing climate-change resolutions for […]

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BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

The Guardian | 10 Dec 2018

BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon […]

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Shell activist group Follow This targets BP with climate resolution

Responsible Investor | 10 december 2018

Follow This, the share-owing campaign group, has filed a climate resolution […]

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Activist group targets BP over slow response to global warming

Financial Times | 9 december 2018

An activist shareholder group will target BP at the oil major’s […]

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BP targeted with first shareholder resolution on climate goals

Reuters | 9 december 2018

Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an […]

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Pauw | 16 October 2017

Mark van Baal and Follow This supporter Jort Kelder are guests in […]

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Follow This at Shell AGM in News at Ten

NOS Journaal | 16 October 2017

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Activist investor ramps up pressure on Shell to act on climate change

By Karolin Schaps in London and Thomas Escritt in Amsterdam

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell is facing […]

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Follow This on BBC radio

Listen to an interview with Mark van Baal, founder of Follow This, at BBC Worldservice, after […]

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Modern activism changing Shell from the inside

September 2015 | Always wanted to influence decision making in one of the largest firms in […]

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Investors are being pressed to sell their holdings in coal, oil and gas

Economist, June 27th 2015

ON […]

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Climate change dominates marathon Shell annual meeting

Oil firm faces barrage of questions on commitment to battling […]

Shell urges investors to reject activists’ AGM motion on emissions
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“As long as more than 90 per cent of capital expenditure goes to exploration and production of more fossil fuels, and not to new business models, we see no sense of urgency, no commitment to Paris, and no imagination beyond oil and gas,” said Mr van Baal.
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Follow This, The Dutch environmental group, has filed a shareholder resolution for the third straight year asking Shell to set specific targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions n line with the Paris agreement.
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Activist shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell are preparing a renewed push for the company to adopt more ambitious goals for tackling climate change. Shell is expected to face a shareholder resolution calling at its annual meeting in May for a radical shift away from fossil fuels.
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Shell has recommended that its shareholders vote against a climate resolution that an activist climate group wants passed at the annual general meeting next month. Dutch climate group Follow This has filed for a third consecutive year a proposal for a binding resolution to be voted at Shell’s AGM.
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Shell’s CEO Tells Activists and Investors: Trust Me to Cut CO2. Van Beurden says climate resolution at AGM is unnecessary.
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Shell boss tells activists and investors: Trust me to cut CO2. Chief executive Ben van Beurden has the same message for activists seeking to bind Shell to deep emissions cuts, and investors concerned about the merits of shifting away from oil and gas: Trust me.
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Shell urges investors to reject activisits AGM motion on emissions.
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Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) shareholders on Tuesday widely rejected a proposal by an environmental group calling for the oil company to set and publish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions.

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Shell to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target.
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Bowing to pressure from shareholders and the Paris international climate accord, Royal Dutch Shell pledged on Tuesday to increase its investment in renewable fuels and to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2050.
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Investors Victorious in Shell Climate Fight – Royal Dutch Shell plans to reduce its carbon footprint and invest in green projects following criticism from pension funds and asset managers.
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Activist shareholder group Follow This will put forward a resolution at 2017’s annual shareholder meeting, its founder told Reuters.

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“We have voted against this deal because we think there is a much better way to spend billions: in renewable energy,” said Mark van Baal, founder of Follow This.

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Mark Van Baal, who leads a group of “green” shareholders in Shell said: “There are a lot better ways to spend €50bn. We are afraid of Shell being the . . . new Kodak.”

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Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of Shell this week by voting for it to set new climate change goals.

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Mark van Baal, founder of a group of green Shell shareholders, said the company risked becoming redundant, “the next Kodak or Nokia”.

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“We have voted against this deal because we think there is a much better way to spend billions: in renewable energy,” Mark van Baal, founder of Follow This, a group of Shell shareholders supporting green energy.

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Activist shareholders lined up to ask Shell to embrace the energy transition, to “invest profits from oil and gas in new energy instead of more fossil energy”.

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‘Climate criminal’ Shell fails to soothe troubled waters with energy transition plan.
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