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Follow This is frequently making headlines. This is an overview of articles from the international media featuring our story.

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 In response, Follow This said it has withdrawn its climate change resolution that...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...

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...

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

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 - so they can tell them how to behave From flying less, to cutting down on plastic, many of us are trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. And, when it comes to green...

Is Climate Action 100+ pushing hard enough?

Is Climate Action 100+ pushing hard enough?

Environmental Finance | 19 July 2019 One of the main criticisms is that the commitments to the Paris Agreement are too vague, and fail to set targets, particularly for emissions stemming from the use of a company's products or its value chain (so-called Scope 3...

Change the world: buy dirty stocks!

Change the world: buy dirty stocks!

Stockholder activism changes companies from inside In may 2015, the founder of Follow-this, former financial journalist Mark van Baal (see interview), spoke at the annual meeting of shareholders for the first time. 300 people had bought a stock and nominated Van Baal...

The rise of shareholder activism

The rise of shareholder activism

Panel ‘The rise of shareholder activism’ at the Financial Times Energy Summit, with Natasha Landell-Mills, CFA and Adam Matthews, led by Anjli Raval. Hope the fossil fuel executives in the audience got the message: their large shareholders want the goal of the Paris...

BP Bosses Get Public Grilling on Climate From Largest Investors

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 Scotland’s oil capital with hoardings touting investments in renewable energy. Inside the meeting, there was a fierce debate on whether the energy major was telling the truth....

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

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 in forcing BP to be more transparent in how it fights climate change. Investors holding just under a tenth of all BP shares, equivalent to more than £10bn in value at Monday’s...

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