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Rankings / Surveys06 January 2023
Are asset managers using their proxy votes for action on environmental and social issues?
Rankings / Surveys08 December 2022
An assessment of the 25 largest European banks’ biodiversity and climate strategies
Briefing22 November 2022
Global warming must be held at 1.5°C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, which are already being disproportionately felt by the world’s poorest communities. The chemical sector, which is responsible for over 6 per cent of global emissions, must act rapidly to achieve this goal. ShareAction has produced a benchmark that sets clear, measurable and evidence-based standards for chemical companies that are truly aligned with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Investors should use the benchmark to assess whether the companies they hold are truly 1.5°C aligned, and engage with them where they fall short.
Report10 November 2022
In the last three years, the Healthy Markets investor coalition, convened by ShareAction, have made huge strides to improve food industry practices in the UK with the goal of improving the nation’s health and child health in particular. In this report, we present the results and impacts to date of the Healthy Markets investor coalition. We also set out how the Healthy Markets Initiative will be integrated into ShareAction’s new global health programme – Long-term Investors in People’s Health (LIPH).
Report19 May 2022
This report assesses the climate engagement reporting of 60 of the largest CA100+ signatories and provides leading practice examples.
Rankings / Surveys25 April 2022
Workforce reporting continues to rise. In 2021, more companies provided more data to the WDI than ever before. Here we examine key trends and insights from the reporting season.
Briefing28 March 2022
This briefing provides investors with the background to the Sainsbury's Living Wage resolution and arguments why investors should vote in support of the resolution at the AGM in July.
Briefing23 November 2022
ShareAction has produced a benchmark that sets clear, measurable and evidence-based standards for chemical companies that are truly aligned with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Investors should use the benchmark to assess whether the companies they hold are truly 1.5°C aligned, and engage with them if they fall short. The first in a series of company-specific assessments, ShareAction has assessed LyondellBasell, a major global chemical company and plastics producer, against our benchmark. The assessment finds that LyondellBasell is not doing enough to align with 1.5°C, identifies areas for improvement, and makes recommendations to the company and its investors.
Briefing16 November 2022
Reversing biodiversity loss requires urgent action by governments, companies and individuals. As owners and financers of companies, the financial sector’s role in driving change cannot be underestimated. However, there are practical steps that the sector can take now to start tackling the biodiversity crisis. This briefing points to three ways financial institutions can overcome the barriers to action and start addressing biodiversity loss today.
Briefing10 November 2022
The out of home sector has become more influential in shaping people’s eating habits, yet disclosure on nutrition and health is poor. Investors do not have the critical information to assess how different companies are managing risks in this area. This briefing gives investors a clearer picture of reporting practises and gaps and includes results from the new research from Access to Nutrition Initiative, analysing nutrition disclosure and commitments of major out of home companies in the UK.