Engagement, Research, and Policy Resources

FOR SAVERS

We provide resources and training to help pension savers better understand the investment system and their role within it, as well as the tools to reprogramme the status quo.

FOR INVESTORS

We rank pension providers and asset managers on responsible investment. Our briefings and reports investigate how they can in turn tackle key problems through capital markets.

FOR POLICY-MAKERS

We offer practical recommendations and guidance to policy-makers and regulators to promote a financial system that works in savers’ best interests in the UK and Europe.

Resources for savers

We provide resources and training to help individual pension savers better understand the investment system and their role within it, as well as the tools to reprogramme the status quo of the corporate world and investment system.

Our feature resource for savers

Mission: Pension Power

This guide will help you use the power of your pension to create change through the investment system on the issues that matter to you, from climate change to fair pay.

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Our latest resources for savers

Pensions for the Next Generation: Communicating What Matters

17 March 2018

This report explores the attitudes of young savers towards their pensions and proposes easy, low-cost solutions that will help switch millennials on to the power of their savings.

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Local Government Pension Funds – Divest From Carbon Campaign: A UNISON Guide

10 January 2018

This is a guide to help UNISON members understand the risk climate change poses to their savings and what actions they can take to protect their pensions.

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Our latest videos

Resources for investors

Our annual surveys rank big pension providers or asset managers on responsible investment. Our briefings and reports investigate how industry professionals can tackle key environmental, social, and governance problems through capital markets.

Our latest surveys & rankings

Is regulation enough? A review of UK master trusts’ ESG policies

18 December 2019

This report reviewed the largest 16 UK master trusts’ new environmental, social and governance policies, required by law under new investment regulations.

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Will Employees Benefit?

12 February 2019

We evaluate the climate-risk management of 25 FTSE pension schemes and offer recommendations for improvement.

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Pensions in a Changing Climate

17 December 2018

This report rates the world’s 100 largest public pensions funds on their approach to climate-related risks and opportunities in line with the TCFD recommendations.

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Our latest investor briefings & reports

Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the role of proxy advisors in investor voting

10 February 2020

This analysis is the second of a two-part report exploring the role and influence of proxy advisors in the investment system, with particular reference to asset managers frequently used by UK based charity investors. It analyses proxy advisors’  recommendations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder resolutions from the 2019 AGM season, compared to 23 asset managers’ voting decisions, including commonly used charity and other major asset managers.

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Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the Role of Proxy Advisors

9 February 2020

This is the first of a two-part report on proxy advisors. This first part introduces the topic of proxy advisors and their role in the investment system. It also gives recommendations for asset owners when engaging on this critical governance topic.

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Electric Vehicle Fleets: An Impact Opportunity for Investors

13 December 2019

Decarbonising road transport will be crucial for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. Transportation accounts for 23% of global CO2 emissions, of which 74% comes from road vehicles, and despite improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency, emissions have continued to rise. However, the automobile industry is currently in flux. The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly, accounting for 2.5% of new vehicle sales in 20183 – marking a 68% year-on-year increase. This rapidly growing market, propelled by falling costs and supportive government policy, has the potential to turn the tide of rising transport emissions.

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Resources for policy-makers

We provide practical recommendations and guidance to policy-makers and regulators to promote responsible investment and a pension system that works in savers’ best interests in the UK and Europe.

Our latest policy briefings & resources

General Election 2019: ShareAction Manifesto Asks

4 November 2019

This briefing outlines ShareAction’s core asks ahead of the 2019 UK General Election.

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Policy Briefing on the Impact of Biomass on Climate

1 May 2019

This briefing outlines ShareAction’s recent research on biomass energy generation which highlighted key issues around how its use and consideration as a renewable energy source is inappropriate.

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Open letter to MEPs on Taxonomy regulation

27 March 2019

NGOs signed an open letter urging MEPs to vote for strong social and environmental protections in investments.

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Our latest consultation submissions

Response to LGPS consultation on responsible investment guidance

10 January 2020

ShareAction responds to a consultation on the Local Government Pension Scheme’s guidance on responsible investment.

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Response to the Law Commission’s consultation on intermediated securities

29 November 2019

ShareAction responds to the Law Commission’s review into the system of intermediated securities and obstacles to responsible investment along the investment chain.

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Response to DEFRA’s consultation on its National Food Strategy

4 November 2019

ShareAction responds to DEFRA’s consultation on its National Food Strategy, highlighting the need to address childhood obesity and working conditions in agricultural supply chains.

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