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ShareAction has set out expectations for BP and Shell’s transition to business models compliant with the two degree limit on the rise in global temperatures agreed at COP21. 


In a briefing circulated to investors, ShareAction has set out the actions required from the companies in order to adhere to the shareholder resolutions filed and passed in 2015 at each company, which called on greater disclosure of their long-term strategies on climate change. 




20 institutional investors managing over £352 billion in assets under management are joining forces today to call on some of the world’s largest companies to commit to using 100% renewable power.


The investors are calling on companies to demonstrate their commitment to clean energy by signing up to join RE100. RE100 is a collaborative business initiative that supports companies that make a public pledge to switch to 100% renewable electricity for their international operations by an agreed date. Google and BMW Group are among several influential names to join RE100 in the last week.


ShareAction today expressed its disappointment at the Government’s rejection of the recommendation from the Law Commission to make clear in regulation that pension trustees’ should take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues where these are financially material (or may become so), and may consider wider ethical factors under certain circumstances. 


The Government cites a lack of harmony amongst consultation responses as a reason for inaction. This is despite the Government supporting the Law Commission’s conclusions on fiduciary duties, and recognising that many respondents backed change. 


ShareAction welcomes the news that 29 of the FTSE 100 are now Living Wage employers.Consumer goods giant Unilever and banking group Lloyds are the latest companies in the FTSE 100 to announce their accreditation, following investor engagement led by ShareAction.

ShareAction’s campaign to get FTSE 100 companies to pay the Living Wage has been running since 2011, when just two FTSE 100 companies were accredited as Living Wage employers.


A group of MPs today asked their pension scheme, the Parliamentary Contribution Pension Fund (PCPF), for a meeting with representatives from the fund to discuss how their savings are invested. 

Taking part were Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion and Member of the Environmental Audit Committee; Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change; Huw Irranca-Davies, Labour MP for Ogmore and Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee; Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathhaven and Lesmahagow; and Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd.


A coalition of 19 investors with over £625 billion in assets under management has written to 11 major automobile companies to call for improved reporting of their public policy interventions on emissions standards.

The letters to Volkswagen, BMW, Honda, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Peugeot and Toyota request detailed information on the lobbying position they are taking on emissions legislation currently being debated in the US and EU.