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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 to speak on their behalf. Van Baal didn’t accomplish […]

11 juli 2019|

Directeuren vaker teruggefloten door beleggers

Aandeelhoudersvergaderingen bij beursgenoteerde bedrijven zijn geen applausmachines meer voor de directie. Vooral als het om beloningen van bestuurders gaat, laten de aandeelhouders hun tanden zien.

Dat blijkt uit het evaluatierapport van Eumedion, de belangenorganisatie van grote institutionele beleggers zoals pensioenfondsen en vermogensbeheerders. In totaal werd er afgelopen jaar zeven keer een […]

11 juli 2019|

BP chairman anticipates change in oil company’s stance on responsibility for product emissions

INVESTOR UPDATE on the crucial question for BP: ‘Scope 3 or not Scope 3?’

May 21st, 2019: Scope 3 are “emissions that BP does not control
June 27th, 2019: thinking about Scope 3 is “likely to evolve

BP’s chairman Helge Lund anticipates reacting to investors’ support for the Follow This climate resolution. Asked […]

6 juli 2019|

Interview Financial Times Live

Interview about the crucial role of investors, Shell’s change, and BP’s suggestion to change.

5 juli 2019|

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 Climate Agreement to actually be achieved and therefore […]

5 juli 2019|

Green Leaders podcast met Mark van Baal bij DuurzaamBedrijfsleven Media

Green Leaders podcast: Paul Van Liempt interviewt Mark van Baal voor DuurzaamBedrijfsleven Media – For Better Business.

‘Je wil niet alleen Shell, maar de complete olie-industrie in lijn brengen met het Klimaatakkoord van Parijs. Dat klinkt heel ambitieus. Hoe haalbaar is die missie op dit moment, want je hebt een waanzinnig […]

5 juli 2019|

BP and Equinor under more pressure than Shell to set targets for all emissions, thanks to investors who supported the Follow This climate resolutions

INVESTORS BRIEFING

We thank all the investors who supported the Follow This climate resolutions at BP and Equinor, in particular the majority of the biggest Dutch investors (table above).

All emissions

Thanks to these investors, the boards of BP and Equinor received a strong signal to assume responsibility for all their emissions, including […]

25 juni 2019|

Geest van Parijs wint terrein bij ‘big oil’

NRC | 4 juni 2019

Het is een nieuw geluid. De afgelopen meimaand, de periode waarin de oliesector zijn jaarvergaderingen voor aandeelhouders houdt, stond klimaatverandering bijna overal hoog op de agenda.

Bij Exxon Mobil en Chevron in de VS, twee van de grootste onafhankelijke oliebedrijven ter wereld, dienden beleggers woensdag resoluties in […]

5 juni 2019|

BP Bosses Get Public Grilling on Climate From Largest Investors

Bloomberg | 21 mei 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.

About 99% of BP’s shareholders passed a resolution […]

29 mei 2019|

Speech at Equinor’s AGM in Stavanger

The elephant in the room of every oil major.

Speech at Equinor’s AGM in Stavanger about the elephant in the room of every oil major: the emissions caused by the burning of your fossil fuels, 80-90% of its emissions. There’s one key question today: Scope 3 […]

28 mei 2019|