Engagement, Research, and Policy Resources
FOR SAVERSWe 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 INVESTORSWe 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-MAKERSWe 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.
Our latest resources for savers
Pensions for the Next Generation: Communicating What Matters17 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.
Local Government Pension Funds – Divest From Carbon Campaign: A UNISON Guide10 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.
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 policies18 December 2019
This report reviewed the largest 16 UK master trusts’ new environmental, social and governance policies, required by law under new investment regulations.
Will Employees Benefit?12 February 2019
We evaluate the climate-risk management of 25 FTSE pension schemes and offer recommendations for improvement.
Pensions in a Changing Climate17 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.
Our latest investor briefings & reports
Electric Vehicle Fleets: An Impact Opportunity for Investors13 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.
Voting Matters: Are asset managers using their proxy votes for climate action?4 November 2019
Climate change is one of the highest priorities facing investors. In this report, we’ve examined how 57 of the world’s largest asset managers voted on 65 shareholder resolutions linked to climate change. While there is encouraging improvement when it comes to voting for climate change resolutions, many still shy away from holding companies account. Investors voting power is the most powerful tool they have, it is vital that all investors use it.
Decarbonising Cement: The Role of Institutional Investors9 October 2019
Concrete, and therefore cement, is everywhere. From houses to hospitals, cement forms the very foundation of our industrialised societies. Yet this seemingly innocuous substance accounts for 8% of global emissions. This report outlines why cement is so carbon-intensive, how the industry can decarbonise, and why institutional investors need to act.
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 Asks4 November 2019
This briefing outlines ShareAction’s core asks ahead of the 2019 UK General Election.
Policy Briefing on the Impact of Biomass on Climate1 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.
Open letter to MEPs on Taxonomy regulation27 March 2019
NGOs signed an open letter urging MEPs to vote for strong social and environmental protections in investments.
Our latest consultation submissions
Response to LGPS consultation on responsible investment guidance10 January 2020
ShareAction responds to a consultation on the Local Government Pension Scheme’s guidance on responsible investment.
Response to the Law Commission’s consultation on intermediated securities29 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.
Response to DEFRA’s consultation on its National Food Strategy4 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.