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Barclays underwhelms with new climate policy

14 January 2019

Barclays has today published its revised policy on financing carbon-intensive industries, but the plan has failed to win the full support of campaigners. In response, Sonia Hierzig, senior projects manager at ShareAction, says: “It is positive that Barclays has finally …

BlackRock urged to close gap between rhetoric and real climate action

14 January 2019

Investors and shareholder advocacy groups have called on BlackRock to vastly improve its climate engagements, in anticipation of its CEO’s yearly letter to companies reminding them of their need to address global strategic challenges and deliver long-term value for shareholders …

Some charity fund managers lack rebellious streak when voting

15 December 2018

Some asset managers used by the charity sector could have a tendency to shy away from voting against company management, based on recent voting records analysed by corporate governance experts today. Popular charity fund managers including Janus Henderson and Jupiter  …

Investors sharpen their focus on the real Living Wage in the UK

10 December 2018

Leading UK companies are today facing renewed calls from a group of large institutional investors over low wages. In an effort coordinated by ShareAction, 15 investors with assets totalling over £180 billion including NEST, Strathclyde Pension Fund and Candriam Investors …

Shell ties executive pay to carbon reduction targets

4 December 2018

Royal Dutch Shell gave in to growing investor pressure over climate change on Monday, setting out plans to introduce industry-leading carbon emissions targets linked to executive pay. In response, Jeanne Martin, senior campaigns officer at ShareAction, said: “As the world …

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