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RI: Oil majors’ promises need a reality check

RI: Oil majors’ promises need a reality check

“Each of them wants to remain a fossil fuel giant, only not look like one,” said Van Baal. “Apparently far more pressure from society and responsible investors is needed to make oil executives see the writing on the wall.” According to a report from Oil Change...

Equinor aims for net zero emissions by 2050

Equinor aims for net zero emissions by 2050

Reuters: Mark van Baal, head of Dutch activist group Follow This, said Equinor’s targets seem the most ambitious in the industry, but its plans to produce more oil and gas this decade contradict the goals of the Paris climate agreement. “It’s like reaching for the...

Reuters: Equinor rejects climate resolution proposals

Reuters: Equinor rejects climate resolution proposals

Equinor’s board has rejected all shareholder climate resolutions, including one asking to set more ambitious emission reduction targets, the company said in a notice to the annual shareholders’ meeting published on Thursday. Follow This, a group representing about...

Total Investors Urge Oil Major to Adopt Tougher C02 Goals

Total Investors Urge Oil Major to Adopt Tougher C02 Goals

Total SA investors called on the oil major to put broader limits on carbon emissions, increasing pressure on the French company to match commitments made by peers ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Follow This, a separate group of activist shareholders, said...

Santos Climate Vote Is Warning to Oil Majors, Says Follow This

Santos Climate Vote Is Warning to Oil Majors, Says Follow This

The results of a climate-change shareholder resolution calling for Paris Agreement-aligned targets at Australian oil company Santos is a warning to oil-and-gas majors Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor, says Mark van Baal, founder of Follow This, a group of oil company...

Climate vote at Santos sets new Australian record

Climate vote at Santos sets new Australian record

“This voting outcome is very promising for the AGM season in Europe, where Shell and Equinor face resolutions with the exact same request for Paris-aligned targets for all emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3)”, added Mark van Baal, Founder of Follow This, the Dutch...

BP Agrees to Draft Climate Change Shareholder Resolution

BP Agrees to Draft Climate Change Shareholder Resolution

BP said it would work on the shareholder proposal with Follow This, a group of investors in oil-and-gas companies that push major oil companies to fall in line with the Paris Agreement. In response, Follow This said it has withdrawn its climate change resolution that...

BP to Join Forces With Activist Investor on Climate Resolution

BP to Join Forces With Activist Investor on Climate Resolution

BP is teaming up with Dutch activist investor Follow This to draft a climate resolution for its annual general meeting next year, in what will be a test of shareholders’ faith in the oil major’s new green ambitions. The resolution will ask shareholders if they are...

BP, activist shareholder to jointly draft climate resolution

BP, activist shareholder to jointly draft climate resolution

BP and climate-focused Follow This have agreed to jointly draft a shareholder resolution on BP’s climate goals for its 2021 annual general meeting (AGM), they said in a statement on Friday. The move comes after BP Chief Executive Officer Bernard Looney outlined...

Less Oil, No Carbon, Few Answers: BP CEO’s Hazy Vision of Future

Less Oil, No Carbon, Few Answers: BP CEO’s Hazy Vision of Future

“Looney made an outstanding decision,” said Mark van Baal of Follow This, an activist investor that’s been pressing oil companies to set carbon targets. “We, the shareholders, have to support him through thick and thin now.” Read more and watch the interview on...

Equinor Pledges New Climate Goals

Equinor Pledges New Climate Goals

Norwegian energy major Equinor ASA (EQNR.OS) said Thursday that it would reach carbon neutrality from its operations by 2030, boost renewable energy tenfold by 2026 and cut its carbon intensity by at least half by 2050. Follow This, the environmental investor group...

BP looks to charismatic oil man to lead response to climate crisis

BP looks to charismatic oil man to lead response to climate crisis

The Guardian: Mark van Baal, from the Dutch shareholder activist group Follow This, warns that a career steeped in oil reserves may make it difficult for Looney to “imagine a future beyond oil and gas” or see renewables “as a business opportunity not a chore”. Bernard...

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

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 and to near zero by 2050, potentially allowing the country to keep pumping crude even as it works to meet international climate obligations. Read the story in the...

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

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 solution to the climate crisis, and truly leading in its sector,” Mark van Baal, the founder of Follow This, said in a statement. “We hope shareholders and customers will reward CEO Josu...

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