Share Action

How we're funded

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ShareAction is a registered charity. Our work is made possible by support from philanthropic funders and members of the public who share our vision of a world where the finance system serves the planet and its people. The majority of our funding is in the form of grants from charitable trusts and foundations, with a growing proportion coming from individual donors. In addition to this, our network membership fees also contribute important financial support.

Where our income comes from:

Most of our funders are based in the UK, Europe and the USA. Our largest donors in 2022-23 were Stichting Foundation for International Law for the Environment (FILE), IKEA Foundation, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation, Sunrise Project, The Health Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Our fundraising approach

We spend around 5% of our income on raising funds to carry out our work. Our charitable expenditure includes research, campaigning, education and support costs to promote responsible investment for the public benefit.

All funding received by the organisation, including in-kind support, is made available in our annual report and accounts, which can be downloaded below.

ShareAction will not seek or accept funds from listed companies or from any for-profit investment firms. This is to protect our independence and to avoid any conflict of interest.

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).

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.

Our approach to fundraising does not preclude ShareAction from receiving fees for conferences, speaking engagements or specialised training.

This approach and its implementation is subject to oversight by the Board and is reviewed every two years.

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