The truth about big oil and climate change

The Economist | 9 February 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 […]

February 10th, 2019|Categories: In the media|

BP agrees to greater climate disclosure

Financial Times | 1 February 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 […]

February 2nd, 2019|Categories: In the media|

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 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 […]

February 1st, 2019|Categories: In the media|

Follow This on Canadian TV channel BNN Bloomberg

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 […]

January 28th, 2019|Categories: In the media|

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 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 […]

January 20th, 2019|Categories: In the media|

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 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, […]

December 28th, 2018|Categories: In the media|

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 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 […]

December 24th, 2018|Categories: In the media|

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, 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 […]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: In the media|

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 resolution for Norwegian oil major Equinor (formerly Statoil). The resolution is identical to resolutions already filed for BP and Shell, and similar to resolutions for ExxonMobil and Chevron, which Follow This has co-filed. All […]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: news|

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 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 […]

December 10th, 2018|Categories: In the media|