Shareholder resolutions 2021
We’re joining investors to take some of the biggest companies to task
Our vision is a world where ordinary savers and institutional investors work together to ensure our communities and environment are safe and sustainable for all.
Our mission is to unleash the positive potential of the mainstream investment system. To do this:
We’re building a movement for change in our investment system by working with people inside and outside the industry to challenge the status quo;
We’re unlocking the positive potential of the investment system by working with large and small investors to change unsustainable corporate practices;
We’re reforming the investment system by advocating for change in the policies, governance, and incentives that drive behaviours in the investment industry.
What is responsible investment?
Responsible investment is an investment strategy which integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decisions. It recognises that ESG factors can have an impact on the financial value of an investment and also that investments have an impact on the world around us. A responsible approach to investment recognises that long-term prosperity requires a move away from short-term profit as the only definition of value.
Catch up on the latest news from our community
Today saw the launch of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, endorsed by 43 banks from 23 countries – but it’s a missed opportunity to define climate leadership for the banking sector ahead of COP26.
The Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI), the investment community’s leading gauge of corporate treatment of workers, will today publish the findings of its annual survey and acknowledge high performers with a series of new awards for workforce transparency.
We own a share in all of the biggest companies to get us in the room and ask questions to the board. These are the top AGMs that we’ll be paying particular attention to this year.
The EU has submitted new guidelines for remuneration policies including a requirement for gender neutral remuneration policies within investment firms.
ShareAction highlights 13 resolutions on which to judge asset managers’ commitment to ESG
Charitable investors look beyond ESG, exploring how investment strategies can address planetary boundaries
The UK’s largest supermarkets sets targets to increase the sale of healthier food and drinks. Tesco’s health commitments represent a huge step for health and shareholder activism.
ShareAction highlights gap between bank’s rhetoric and action on climate change
The investors say that Barclays’ energy policy is inconsistent with its climate ambitions
What people say about us
The inquiry heard that not all trustees appreciate the financial risks and opportunities presented by climate change... This is disappointing given our guidance and the work of ShareAction... It’s to the credit of ShareAction and UKSIF that it has been created and we believe it will be useful, practical information for trustees.
Part of Landsec’s commitment to the WDI involves disclosing data not only on its directly employed workforce, but also employees in its supply chains. This is pushing us to look at areas that we haven’t looked at before and is highlighting gaps in our knowledge. For us, the most noticeable data gaps are with our one-off contractual relationships and construction projects.
ShareAction has become the premier organisation to give voice to those who wish to invest their values as well as their assets.
We welcome the auto-enrolment ranking from ShareAction which highlights a number of key issues of interest to ourselves and the pensions industry at large. ShareAction do a great job as champions of responsible investing and it contains some important and challenging findings.
As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.