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

The oil industry can make or break the Paris Climate Agreement. The goal of the symposium […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

  • FT19 climate resolutions votes NL top 10 2017-2019* (EN)

BP and Equinor under more pressure than Shell to set targets for all emissions, thanks to investors who supported the Follow This climate resolutions

INVESTORS BRIEFING

We thank all the investors who supported the Follow This climate resolutions at BP and […]

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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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Scope 3 or Not Scope 3?

Investors Face Crucial Question at Oil Majors’ AGMs:

Scope 3 or Not Scope 3?

A year ago, sixty […]

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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 […]

  • Reuters Santos 3

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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Follow This on Canadian TV channel BNN Bloomberg

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 […]

  • NPR Here and now

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, […]

  • 5 oil companies with climate resolutions in 2019

Follow This files fifth climate resolution at Equinor

Five oil majors face same climate resolutions at AGMs in 2019

Follow This has filed a climate […]

  • New York Times

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 […]

  • Bloomberg

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 […]

  • Guardian BP

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 […]

  • Reuters

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 […]

  • SY1801 symposium London (3)

How can investors support oil majors to commit to Paris?

Saker Nusseibeh (CEO Hermes Investment Management), Narina Mnatsakanian (Kempen Capital Management), Jeremy Leggett (SolarAid), Catherine Howarth (ShareAction), Ben Pimcombe (PRI), Mark […]

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New Follow This resolution test case for Shell’s new course

Summary

Follow This files new shareholder resolution (attached)
We anticipate support of Shell and its shareholders for this […]

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Follow This in Late Night Show Pauw

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

Item about Follow This in the NOS Journaal, the national Dutch […]

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62 % shareholders: ExxonMobil, report on climate change

“first step towards taking action”

31 May 2017 – At the ExxonMobil AGM 62 % of the […]

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Shareholders encourage Shell to take green turn

“Are we the last generation shareholders?” asked Mark van Baal at the beginning of his speech.

Today […]

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Jeremy Leggett becomes an ambassador of Follow This

Follow This is proud to announce that Jeremy Leggett, entrepreneur, writer, and chair of SolarAid, will […]

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Responsible Investor: support builds for climate proposal at Shell

Some leading investors are already backing Follow This resolution, uncovers Responsible Investor, a global news service […]

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“Investors, help Shell to win back our trust”

April 20th, Shell will advise its shareholders whether to vote for or against a green shareholders’ […]

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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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Shell confirms new shareholders’ resolution by Follow This

PRESS RELEASE – Shell has confirmed that the new shareholders’ resolution by Follow This will be […]

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Shareholder resolution 2017

Resolution at 2017 AGM of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”)
SPECIAL RESOLUTION
Coordinated by Follow This
Shareholder Resolution

Shareholders support […]

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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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Follow This in eight-o’clock news

Watch Follow This in the eight-o’clock news (English subtitles).

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Follow This feature

Watch a portrait of the Follow This team in EenVandaag (English subtitles).

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Shell to cut back investment by half

PRESS RELEASE Shell will be investing 25 billion dollars in 2017, according to quarterly financial figures published […]

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Shareholders send clear green signal to Shell

Shell received a clear signal from its shareholders to invest more in renewables, during the AGM […]

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Shell announces large-scale investments in renewables

Strategy and outlook in Annual Report 2015: “Reflecting the long-term trend in demand growth for lower-carbon […]

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Shareholder resolution by Follow This

Resolution at 2016 AGM of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”)
SPECIAL RESOLUTION
Coordinated by Follow This
Shareholder resolution
Shell will […]

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Ben van Beurden and Mark Campanale about the Paris climate deal

The response of Shell CEO Ben van Beurden to the climate deal in Paris. Mark Campanale […]

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Follow This votes against Shell’s acquisition of the BG Group

At Shell’s special shareholder’s meeting, January 26th 2016, by Mark van Baal

Mr. chairman, mr. Van Beurden,

In […]

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Follow This: 1.8 million euros

20 December 2015 | Our numbers are growing. The most important steps in recent weeks were:

With […]

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Shell at the End of the Oil Age

Shell’s departure from the Arctic is a very significant event in the global energy picture, writes […]

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Bill Gates: “Innovating to zero CO2!”

Why the fossil era must end as soon as possible? Bill Gates explains it using a […]

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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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Energy producing car

A team of students of the Technical University Eindhoven designed and constructed a car that generates […]

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Four Impacts of Climate Case

According to Emily J. Gertz, associate editor for environment and wildlife TakePart, magazine for people who […]

  • Economist

Divestment campaigns

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

Economist, June 27th 2015

ON […]

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Follow This in The Guardian

Climate change dominates marathon Shell annual meeting

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

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Follow This at Shell’s shareholders meeting

May 2015 | Listen to Mark van Baal of Follow This who asks Shell to change […]

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Energy Train

Are you ready to jump on the energy train? Floating train at 2000 km/h set to […]

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Follow this op BNR Nieuwsradio

Maandag 23 maart 15:30 was follow this te gast bij BNR Duurzaam.

Luister op: http://www.bnr.nl/radio/bnr-duurzaam/111098-1503/23-03-2015-bnr-duurzaam/BINARY/%5B23-03-2015%5D+BNR+Duurzaam.mp3?download

http://www.bnr.nl/radio/bnr-duurzaam/

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Follow this geeft gastcollege op Intercollege business school

Op 24 maart geeft follow this een gastcollege op Intercollege Business School.

Gastcollege Mark van Baal

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Follow this vertelt haar verhaal op de discussieavond ABP fossiel vrij

Dinsdagavond 17 maart overhandigde een groep pensioendeelnemers de petitie ‘ABPfossielvrij’ aan het bestuur van het ABP […]

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Ben van Beurden (de directeur van Shell) over de overgang naar duurzame energie:

“There is actually no problem that we cannot solve.”
“It is very important that we keep pace […]

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100 % elektrische auto’s en 100 % zonne-energie in 2030

Tony Seba voorspelt 100 % elektrische auto’s en 100 % zonne-energie in 2030 (“misschien eerder”)

Seba praat wat […]

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De pensioenfondsen: duurzaam is het credo, maar fossiel blijft in het pakket

Pensioenfondsen hebben de mond vol van duurzaam en voor de lange termijn beleggen. FD Energie Pro […]

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Innovatiemantra Shell klinkt zachter als het over duurzame energie gaat

Shell wil het concurrerendste en innovatiefste energiebedrijf ter wereld zijn. Op het terrein van duurzame energie, […]

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Gevestigde orde laat zich vaak verrassen door innovatie

Nokia werd verrast door de smartphone. De meeste paardenkoetsiers zagen de T-Ford niet aankomen. Kodak zag […]

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Innovatie

Het zijn vaak de experts en de insiders die ontwrichtende innovatie (disruptive innovation) ontkennen. Hier zijn een […]

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Wat kan de olie-industrie leren van de elektriciteitssector?

Iedereen die iets van bedrijfskunde weet, kent de BCG-matrix die producten of diensten simpelweg in vier […]