The Shell AGM: A 5.1% Wedge to Create a Space for Change

By Jeanne Martin, Senior Campaigns Officer

Last November, Dutch investor group Follow This filed a shareholder resolution, of which ShareAction was a proud co-filer, at Shell. The shareholder resolution had a single and simple ask: that Shell, soon-to-be the world’s largest oil company, sets emissions targets in line with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.  

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Leadership on the Living Wage: Intertek’s Accreditation

By Mara Lilley, Senior Campaigns Officer

Last week Intertek, a FTSE100 company that has made its success through product testing and certifications services, accredited with the Living Wage Foundation.

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William Hill Odds On to Dodge Living Wage

By Danny Gazzi, AGM activist

Luckily I arrived in good time for the William Hill AGM in London, because my proxy appointment letter had been delayed in the Bank Holiday post, and the registrars couldn’t find any mention of me. A quick phone call, and ShareAction HQ sprang into action, and I was emailed a copy. By the time it arrived, the registrars had found their letter. Note to self: remember that ShareAction is AKA “Fairshare Educational Foundation”.

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AGM Activism is Alive and Muscular but Expect the Unexpected

By Penelope Turton, AGM activist

As someone greatly troubled by the multiple threats posed by climate change I was glad to have the opportunity to challenge one of the UK’s biggest mining companies – Anglo American (AA) – at their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). The focus was on their membership of trade associations whose lobbying activities were at odds with their stated commitment to responsible action to address the causes of climate change.

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