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

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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The Engagement Deficit: Ranking Auto-enrolment Pension Providers on Responsible Investment and Member Engagement & Communications

9 June 2018

This report ranks the 10 largest UK auto-enrolment pension providers on responsible investment as well as member communications & engagement.

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Our latest investor briefings & reports

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.

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Decarbonising Cement: The Role of Institutional Investors

9 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.

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Recommended Investor Response to 2019 Shareholder Resolutions on BHP’s Trade Association Memberships

17 September 2019

ShareAction recommends that shareholders in BHP vote for the shareholder resolutions put forward at the 2019 AGMs in Australia and the UK, and encourage the company to leave trade associations that obstruct the realisation of the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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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 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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Response to the Pension Regulator’s consultation on trusteeship and governance

10 October 2019

ShareAction responds to the Pension Regulator’s consultation on trusteeship and governance outlining how better understanding of ESG risk, and greater diversity on trustee boards, can secure better outcomes for pension scheme members.

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Response to Treasury inquiry on green finance

2 August 2019

ShareAction responds to the Treasury’s consultation on how to decarbonise the UK economy at the pace required of the climate crisis.

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