AGM Activism resources

How we Work on Climate Change

5 April 2017

Our Climate Change programme seeks to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy through campaigns focused on high carbon sectors, promoting renewable electricity use, and highlighting climate risk in investments.

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How we Work to Promote Sustainable Food Systems

3 April 2017

Our Sustainable Food Systems programme ensures that the world’s largest food companies rely on and promote sustainable practices. This briefing outlines how you can help out.

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The Living Wage campaign: Frequently asked questions

27 March 2017

This briefing addresses some frequently asked questions about ShareAction’s Living Wage campaign. It also identifies the ways in which companies can overcome commonly perceived obstacles to Living Wage accreditation.

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How we Work to Promote Good Work

27 March 2017

Our Good Work programme includes the Living Wage campaign and the newly launched Workforce Disclosure Initiative. This programme focuses on improving working standards for workers in the UK and in global supply chains. This briefing outlines how you can help out.

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A guide to shareholder rights across six European countries

22 March 2017

To support shareholder activism across Europe, ShareAction has compiled an overview of shareholder rights in six different countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

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Mission: AGM Activism

20 October 2016

Welcome to ShareAction’s AGM Activism toolkit. ShareAction supports ordinary people to attend annual general meetings (AGMs). This guide will enable you to use shareholder rights to create corporate change.

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A post-Paris overview and analysis of Shell’s climate reporting

20 May 2016

This report overviews the enhanced climate reporting provided by Shell following the 2015 shareholder resolutions. It identifies areas where progress is needed for consistency with the Paris target.

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A post-Paris overview and analysis of BP’s climate reporting

19 April 2016

This report overviews the enhanced climate reporting provided by BP following the 2015 shareholder resolutions. It identifies areas where progress is needed for consistency with the Paris target.

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Case Study: Successful shareholder resolutions force BP and Shell to give climate change a #SeatAtTheTable

16 February 2016

Shareholder resolutions, co-ordinated by the ‘Aiming for A’ investor coalition, with support from ShareAction and ClientEarth, got the overwhelming support of shareholders in 2015, mandating the energy giants to disclose their businesses’ risks against climate change

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Case Study: ShareAction helps exert pressure on BG Group to drop £25 million pay deal for its new CEO

16 February 2016

Many investors kept quiet in 2014 when BG Group wanted to pay its new boss £25 million to join the company. So ShareAction decided to empower savers to exert pressure through the pension system, and, along with major investors, made the company back down

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Expectations for BP and Shell around climate risk shareholder resolutions

15 December 2015

At COP21, governments set a target to limit temperature rises to ‘well below 2°C, with an ambition for 1.5’. ShareAction sets expectations for enhanced reporting following the 2015 shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell and Statoil.

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Shareholder Resolution at ExxonMobil

1 May 2015

The briefing provides investors with information regarding the greenhouse gas emissions reduction shareholder resolution (Item 10) which were raised at the ExxonMobil Annual Meeting on 27 May 2015.

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Shareholder Resolution at Chevron Corporation

1 May 2015

The briefing provides investors with information regarding a carbon risk shareholder resolution (Item 7) which were raised at the Chevron Corporation Annual Meeting on 27 May 2015.

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Shareholder Resolutions at BP plc and Royal Dutch Shell plc

1 March 2015

The briefing provides investors with information regarding shareholder resolutions which will be on the 2015 AGM Agendas of BP and Shell.

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The Missing Link: Lessons from the ‘Shareholder Spring’

1 November 2012

The report examines the evidence about the so-called ‘Shareholder Spring’ – the wave of shareholder rebellions on executive pay in 2012. We analyse voting information, submissions to government consultations and investment providers’ responses to emails sent by savers as part of our ‘Your Say on Pay’ initiative.

The report concludes that there has not been a fundamental shift in shareholder attitudes to engagement, and that attention must now shift from the relationship between directors and shareholders onto the relationship between institutional investors and the people whose money they manage.

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Executive Remuneration 2012: Briefing for Pension Funds and their Trustees

1 April 2012

The briefing outlines the risks presented by executive high pay in the lead up to the Annual General Meetings of public companies in 2012.

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Assessment of BP’s Annual Report

1 April 2011

The briefing provides an assessment of BP’s 2010 Annual Report, separate from BP’s Sustainability Review issues two weeks after the Annual Report.

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Counting the Cost of Tarsands: Briefing for Fund Managers

1 January 2010

The briefing has been prepared to provide investors with information regarding 2010 shareholder resolutions of BP and Shell. The resolutions call on each of the companies to present a comprehensive strategic justification of its allocation of capital to Canadian oil sands projects in light of shifting market conditions and increasing independent doubts about the financial viability of Canadian oil sands projects.

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Counting the Cost of Tarsands: Briefing for UK Pension Funds

1 January 2010

The briefing has been prepared to provide investors with information regarding 2010 shareholder resolutions of BP and Shell.The resolutions call on each company to present a comprehensive strategic justification of its allocation of capital to Canadian oil sands projects in light of shifting market conditions and increasing doubts about the financial viability of Canadian oil sands projects.

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Counting the Cost of Tarsands: Briefing for Investors

1 January 2010

The briefing has been prepared to provide investors with information regarding 2010 shareholder resolutions of BP and Shell. The resolutions call on each company to present a comprehensive strategic justification of its allocation of capital to Canadian oil sands projects in light of shifting market conditions and increasing doubts about the financial viability of Canadian oil sands projects.

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