Responding to the speech by the United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Fergus Moffatt head of UK of UK Policy at ShareAction said:
“The General Secretary of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, in his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos today set out in clear and graphic terms what the fossil fuel and financial sector must do to combat climate change.
“One of the key tools investors have is to demand more and quicker action from the financial sector to disinvest from funding fossil fuel exploration and production. With the AGM season fast approaching, ShareAction will be working with responsible investors to end the financial system’s addiction to funding coal, oil and gas which is bringing a climate catastrophe closer every day.”
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