Join with your own shares
Great to have you on board
You’re helping to change the world. With your shares, you can support the mission of Follow This. You pay a one-time contribution of 5 euro. There is no further financial obligation. If you like, you can add a donation to support Follow This financially.
For more information on what it means to join Follow This, please see our FAQ’s (below) or our general terms & conditions.If you have any more questions, please don’t hesistate to get in touch with us at [email protected]
Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
What does it mean to join Follow This with my own shares?
If you would like to join Follow This with your own shares in Shell, BP, Total and Equinor to support the mission of Follow This, it works differently than if you were to buy a share through Follow This.
If you buy a share through Follow This, your share is held in the investment account of Follow This, and we are able to vote on your behalf at the AGM. If you support Follow This with your own shares (held in your own, separate investment account) you can still become a Follow This member. As a Follow This member, your support for Follow This is in the form of being counted in the total number of Follow This shareholders and shares, in your donation, and in your subscription to the newsletter. However, your shares remain on your own account and your dividend remains yours. We are also not able to vote on your behalf at the AGM, and it is not possible to transfer your voting rights to Follow This.
It may be possible for you to vote for the Follow This resolution(s) independently. The procedure for this varies per country and oil company (see question below).
Can Follow This vote on my behalf at the shareholders meeting?
No, it is not possible for Follow This to vote on your behalf at the AGM if you are supporting Follow This with your own shares. It is also not possible to transfer your voting rights to Follow This.
It may still be possible for you to vote for the Follow This resolution independently. The procedure for this varies per country and/or oil company. Dutch shareholders may be able to vote via the ABN corporate broking website: https://corporatebroking.abnamro.com/shareholderlogin
By following this link you can make a user account, where you are able to give a “voting instruction” for upcoming AGM’s.
N.B. this does not work for all banks, but it does for many (ABN, ING, etc…). You may have to get in contact with your broker before you are able to vote.
What if I change the number of shares I own (if I buy more shares or sell them)?
It is useful for us to know how many shares Follow This members own, so we are able to provide an accurate total of the number of shares both on the website and in our public communication, such as speeches at the AGM. If you buy or sell extra shares, you can let us know by sending an email to [email protected], mentioning your new number of shares.
Why do I have to pay 5 euros?
We ask for a contribution of 5 euros to become a member of the Follow This association. This contribution is used for administrative costs and to keep the organisation running.
What will my donation be used for?
All donations will be used to directly support the mission of Follow This. Follow This is a small team made up predominantly of volunteers, so the financial support will be used for essential costs (e.g. maintaining the website, communication and financial platforms, wages, travel costs to AGM’s). Every year our expenditures are explained and approved at our annual members meeting, to which all members of Follow This association are invited (if you join Follow This with your own shares, you will automatically become a member).