AGMs in the context of Covid-19
Shareholder democracy must be protected during virtual AGMs
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
As the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, Switzerland we outline four steps that show how our money can change everything.read more
Together with over 100 Barclays’ investors, ShareAction has filed the first ever climate-related shareholder resolution at a European bank. This is significant. Why? Because banks are the laggards of climate action.read more
The presents are wrapped and under the tree, sequins and suits are being worn to Christmas parties and families are coming together ahead of Christmas day. However, for many people – for those who struggle to make ends meet – Christmas will not be so merry.read more
As the new intake of Conservative MPs arrive in Westminster, a new government and parliament brings a host of opportunities for responsible investment.read more
There is little evidence to suggest a systematic overreliance on the recommendations of proxy advisors for environmental, social and lobbying proposals.read more
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.
As large investors, pension funds own substantial parts of the global economy and have a stake in maintaining its long-term health and stability.
ShareAction has become the premier organisation to give voice to those who wish to invest their values as well as their assets.
I made a promise last year to someone who asked a question from ShareAction about the environmental performance of the business, that I hadn’t included in the presentation. So, this is me, very proudly delivering on that commitment.
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.