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 Lewis (TCFD),  Adam Matthews (Church of England), and Mark van Baal (Follow This) will discuss shareholder engagement and shareholder resolutions in the oil industry.

Central question: How […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: symposium|

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


  • Follow This files new shareholder resolution (attached)
  • We anticipate support of Shell and its shareholders for this resolution, for the following reasons:
    1. Shell changed course in response to the previous resolution
    2. Follow This has solved all practical objections to the previous resolution (see paragraph “changes” of the […]
December 22nd, 2017|Categories: press release|

Follow This in Late Night Show Pauw

October 16th, 2017|Categories: media|

Follow This at Shell AGM in News at Ten

October 16th, 2017|Categories: media|

62 % shareholders: ExxonMobil, report on climate change

“first step towards taking action”

31 May 2017 – At the ExxonMobil AGM 62 % of the shareholders voted in favour of a resolution asking the oil company to report on the consequences of climate change for its way of doing business (*). The board of directors […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: press release|

Shareholders encourage Shell to take green turn

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

Today 6.2 percent (representing 6.3 billion euros) of the shareholders voted for the green Shell resolution of Follow This. This resolution asks Shell to commit to the Paris climate agreement. In comparison […]

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: press release|

Jeremy Leggett becomes an ambassador of Follow This

Follow This is proud to announce that Jeremy Leggett, entrepreneur, writer, and chair of SolarAid, will be its ambassador to the UK. “Jeremy left a lucrative career in the oil industry to become a renewable energy visionary,” says Mark van Baal, “and should therefore be an example for Shell.”

“It’s time […]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: press release|

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 for institutional investor.

Summary, read the complete story here

A shareholder resolution calling on Royal Dutch Shell to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, promoted by the NGO Follow This, has seen growing […]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Nieuws|

“Investors, help Shell to win back our trust”

April 20th, Shell will advise its shareholders whether to vote for or against a green shareholders’ resolution. Larger shareholders such as pension funds must therefore support Shell now in heading in a green direction.

By Jeremy Leggett (SolarAid), Mark Campanale (Carbon Tracker), Ruud Koornstra (National Energy Commissioner Netherlands), Jan Rotmans (professor […]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 rising pressure from shareholders to shield its business from climate change threats and to play a bigger role in lowering global carbon emissions.

Activist shareholder group Follow This, representing some of Shell’s retail shareholders, will […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: media|