About us

We exist to make investment a force for good. Our vision is of an investment system that truly serves savers and communities, and protects our environment for the long term.

We’re working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns. We believe that anyone can play a part in changing the investment system for good.

Our story Our team Our governance

Our story

We’re a charity that has spent the last 12 years building the movement for responsible investment. We’re now taking the movement worldwide, to transform the investment system and unlock its potential to be a force for good.

Why we do what we do

Money makes the world go round.

£50 trillion of it is invested in the companies that we buy from, that employ us, and that shape the world we live in.

A lot of this money belongs to ordinary people and we all have a stake in the way that it is spent.

But; many of the decisions on how it is invested are made behind closed doors.

We believe that the investment system can be a force for good. But only if these decisions are made openly and with more than short term profit in mind.

The change we want to see

A responsible investment system will look different from the system we see today. It will be geared towards the long-term interests of savers, society, and the environment and will be recognisable for the following features:

  • Transparent, meaning people with assets in the investment system, including pension savers, can see where and how their money is put to work across the world. The impacts of investments as well as financial returns will be measured, managed, and reported and all of the players in the system will have clear roles and accountabilities.
  • Accountable, meaning people with assets in the system have a voice in the system, with the right to influence what happens to their money and to question those making decisions on their behalf.
  • Delivering sustainable economic and human development, meaning institutional investors will allocate and steward capital with a focus on achieving good financial returns over the long-term whilst delivering positive social and environmental impacts through the businesses they invest in.
  • Delivering value for money, meaning the investment industry charges no more than is necessary to invest well on behalf of those who entrust assets to the system.

Our theory of change

We believe a dynamic movement of people committed to change, including people working inside and people on the outside of the investment system, is a pre-requisite for progress towards a truly responsible system.

Our movement demands reform in the ways large investors make decisions and account for them. This in turn helps to unlock more enlightened investor dialogue with underlying companies. ShareAction’s demand for a legal framework that gives citizens’ rights to information about where and how their assets are invested is designed to achieve a virtuous circle in which people can see what happens to their money and become more engaged with the workings of the investment system.

All of the above is needed if we are to unlock the immense power vested in the capital markets so that companies operate sustainably and responsibly.

ShareAction’s way of delivering impact involves three mutually reinforcing elements that are woven into all our programmes. To bring about the change we want to see we are:

  1. Building a movement for responsible investment;
  2. Reforming the rules, governance, and incentives inside the investment system; and
  3. Unlocking the power of investors to catalyse positive social and environmental change.

Our history

ShareAction grew out of a campaign by People & Planet that helped Britain’s largest single pension scheme adopt a responsible investment policy.

Civil Society helped us set up as FairPensions. We made our name ranking big UK pension funds on responsible investment.

Over time, we added more strings to our bow. We’ve called for change on important issues. We’ve shaped public policy. And we’ve built a diverse movement of savers and investors.

We’ve done a huge amount, but there’s a long way to go. Join the movement and help us transform the investment system.

Our team

Meet our dynamic and dedicated team working to make the investment system a force for good. They are overseen by a Board of Trustees. Our interns are paid a London Living Wage.

Amy Metcalfe Head of Programmes & Finance

Amy Simon Campaigns Officer

Amy Webster Office Coordinator & Assistant to the Chief Executive

Anne-Marie Williams Investor Engagement Manager

Beau O’Sullivan Communications Manager

Bethan Livesey Head of Policy

Clare Richards Programme Manager - Good Work

Clement McCulloch Communications & Fundraising Officer

Colette G. St-Onge Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Deborah Ball Head of Communications & Fundraising

Eleni Choidas European Policy Officer

Felix Nagrawala AODP Research Analyst

Friederike Hanisch European Network & Project Manager

Harriet Rimbault Fundraising Manager

Holly Clark Process Improvement Manager

James Coldwell Investor Engagement Officer

Jamie Audsley Head of Education & Organising

Jeanne Martin Senior Campaigns Officer

Smaller version of purple and white ShareAction icon.

Jo Alexander Research and Engagement Manager

Katie Kedward Campaigns Officer

Lauren Peacock Campaign Organiser

Lily Tomson Network Manager - CRIN

Mara Lilley Senior Campaigns Officer

Michael Kind Shareholder Activism Coordinator

Pamela Coleman Finance Manager

Paul Britton Research Officer

Pavel Kirjanas AODP Project Manager

Rachel Haworth Policy Manager

Peter Uhlenbruch AODP Investor Engagement Officer

Robin Browning Office Administration Assistant

Sam Hayward AODP Research Analyst

Sonia Hierzig Senior Project Manager

Sunniva Gautvik European Network Officer

Toby Belsom Head of Research

Vaidehee Sachdev Senior Research Officer

2018 staff photo of Whiksey

Whiskey Chief Canine Officer

Our trustees


ShareAction has a small team of skilled individuals committed to promoting responsible investment. Joining our team gives you the opportunity to work in a friendly, dynamic environment, where initiative and flexibility are valued.

Our core staff team typically works with interns, paid a London Living Wage, who assist with general and specific projects.

ShareAction is committed to promoting responsible investment throughout all sectors of society, understanding that the investment industry affects everyone. We welcome anyone who shares our enthusiasm for responsible investment – whether they have experience in the investment system or not. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and other protected characteristics in underrepresented areas of work. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to show their suitability for any role.

Visit our vacancies page

Our Governance

ShareAction is a UK registered charity (1117244) and company limited by guarantee (5013662). We are governed by diverse board of trustees. Our Board is held to account by our member organisations.

Our resources

Annual Review 2016

Welcome to our annual review for 2016. Our mission is to unleash the positive potential of the investment system. This year at ShareAction we’ve witnessed repeatedly the power that comes from aligning allies inside the investment system with advocates for change who operate outside it.


Strategic framework 2016-2021

ShareAction exists to catalyse an investment system that truly serves savers, benefits communities and protects our environment for the long term. In 2015 we became ten years old. This document sets out our ambitions and approach for the period to 2021.


Past annual reviews

Our member organisations

Ethical fundraising policy

ShareAction will not seek or accept funds from listed companies or from any for-profit investment firms.

We will sometimes accept, and are grateful for, support in kind from commercial entities in the form of venues for events. This form of support will be accepted only where it clearly furthers the charitable aims of the organisation (for example hosting a training or seminar on responsible investment).

All funding received by the organisation, including in-kind support, will be publicly disclosed on our website. With the informed consent of the donor, we will also disclose on our website any individual donation over £2500.

We welcome not-for-profit asset owners becoming paying members of investor networks that work collaboratively on responsible investment projects and are serviced by ShareAction. The sole purpose of such networks is to improve those investors’ performance and impacts as responsible investors. For the avoidance of doubt, membership of ShareAction is only open to not-for-profit civil society organisations. These members have voting rights and elect the board of trustees.

Our policy on ethical funding does not preclude ShareAction from receiving fees for conferences or specialized training.

This policy and its implementation is subject to trustee oversight and will be reviewed annually by the board of trustees’ Governance and Risk Committee.

Governance resources

Memorandum and articles

Read full text

Reports and accounts

wpsheaAbout us