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UK investors tell Shell it’s time to comply with the Paris climate goals  

4 May 2018

Major UK investors with over £28 billion AUM have today come out in support of a resolution at Shell which asks the company to set greenhouse gas intensity targets aligned with the Paris climate goals. Sarasin & Partners, the Church …

Companies urged to increase workforce disclosure to improve global working conditions

1 May 2018

Global companies that employ nearly 3.5 million people, with millions more working in their supply chains, have started to respond to calls for better workforce data – a request aimed at improving the quality of jobs worldwide and addressing poverty in less …

Shareholders and savers support pay equality as keystone for housebuilder Persimmon

25 April 2018

Persimmon faces fresh pressure at its annual general meeting today from thousands of people and major investors with £23bn in assets to guarantee all of its staff receive a fair wage. Institutional shareholders NEST and Strathclyde Pension Fund, who are in ShareAction’s investor coalition on the real Living Wage, have engaged the housebuilder on its decision …

Pressure at HSBC’s AGM to close Asian coal loophole

20 April 2018

Ahead of its AGM this morning, HSBC has announced plans to no longer provide project finance for new tar sands activities, including pipelines, and new coal power plants globally – with the exception of Indonesia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. ShareAction commends …

Investors with $1 trillion put weight behind call for big brands to step up climate targets

17 April 2018

Investors managing over $1 trillion USD, coordinated by ShareAction, are calling on companies around the world to drastically reduce the impact of their operations on the planet, and protect the financial assets they manage from climate change. Over 60 major …

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