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.
May 31, 2018
Beau O'SullivanThe Shell AGM: A 5.1% Wedge to Create a Space for Change
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”.
May 29, 2018
Beau O'SullivanWilliam Hill Odds On to Dodge Living Wage
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.
May 29, 2018
Beau O'SullivanAGM Activism is Alive and Muscular but Expect the Unexpected