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, […]

28 december 2018|

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 […]

24 december 2018|

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 […]

21 december 2018|

Follow This dient vijfde klimaatresolutie in bij Equinor

Bij vijf olie- en gasbedrijven staan nu dezelfde klimaatresoluties op de agenda in 2019

Follow This heeft een vijfde klimaatresolutie ingediend bij het Noorse Equinor (voorheen Statoil). De resolutie is exact hetzelfde als de resoluties bij BP en Shell en vergelijkbaar met resoluties voor ExxonMobil en Chevron, die Follow This mede-indiende. […]

21 december 2018|

Climate Resolutions for BP, Shell, and Equinor in 2019

Resolution at 2019 AGM of
BP plc,     Royal Dutch Shell plc,     Equinor ASA     (“the company”)
Filed by Follow This

Shareholder Resolution

Shareholders request the company to set and publish targets that are aligned with the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global […]

21 december 2018|

Klimaatactivistische aandeelhouder meldt zich bij BP

Nu.nl | 11 december 2018

Na Shell krijgt ook het Britse bedrijf BP een klimaatresolutie van vereniging Follow This aan zijn broek. Het is voor het eerst dat de klimaatactivistische aandeelhouder zich op een andere oliemaatschappij richt.

Follow This koopt aandelen in de gas- en oliemaatschappijen zodat de vereniging resoluties kan indienen.

De […]

11 december 2018|

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 […]

10 december 2018|

Hoe de actiegroep de oliereus Shell bijstuurt

NRC | 10 december 2018

De pensioenwereld en Shell, die zich elk voorstaan op hun langetermijnstrategie, hebben ontdekt dat zij parallelle belangen hebben. Een langetermijnvisie is echter vaak gratuit en vrijblijvend zonder concrete kortlopende doelstellingen.

En juist dáár neemt de druk al een tijdje toe. Van de beleggers op Shell. Van de Nederlandse […]

10 december 2018|

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

The Guardian | 10 december 2018

BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris climate agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental benchmarks.

When Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, laid out an ambitious […]

10 december 2018|

BP, Shell to Face New Shareholder Challenge Over Climate in 2019

Bloomberg | 10 december 2018

The activists who rankled Royal Dutch Shell Plc by filing climate-change resolutions for three straight years now are targeting other oil majors.

Follow This, a Dutch group that accumulates shares in oil companies in order to press them over greenhouse gas emissions, has filed another resolution against Shell […]

10 december 2018|