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
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.
The Engagement Deficit: Ranking Auto-enrolment Pension Providers on Responsible Investment and Member Engagement & Communications9 June 2018
This report ranks the 10 largest UK auto-enrolment pension providers on responsible investment as well as member communications & engagement.
Our latest investor briefings & reports
Hitting the Sweet Spot: the Investment Case for Solutions to Childhood Obesity30 May 2019
This briefing introduces the topic of childhood obesity and sets out the opportunities and risks it poses to investment portfolios.
Investor briefing on voting recommendations at ExxonMobil16 May 2019
ShareAction recommends that investors take a strong voting stance on director re-election at the 2019 ExxonMobil AGM, and encourages investors to also support items 4, 7 and 10 on the ballot. This briefing also outlines upcoming 2019 shareholder resolutions on climate change at high-carbon companies.
Changing Course: Bank Financing of the Shipping Industry14 May 2019
This briefing offers guidance for investor engagement with shipping companies and their lenders, recommendations on climate-related risks, and guidance on how banks can support decarbonisation.
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
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.
Accelerating Progress & Reaching Scale: Proposals for the future of the Sustainable Finance Agenda28 February 2019
This statement, prepared by ShareAction and eight other civil society organisations, lays out our shared vision for the future of the Sustainable Finance Agenda.
Our latest consultation submissions
Response to FCA Consultation on IGCs15 July 2019
Our response to the FCA’s consultation on extending the remit of Independent Governance Committees. We support proposals to require publication of policies on ESG, stewardship and scheme members’ views and call for regulatory guidance new rules and around TCFD reporting.
FCA & FRC Building a regulatory framework for effective stewardship7 May 2019
Our response to the discussion paper on building a regulatory framework for effective stewardship: recommendations include to extend ‘stewardship’ to include the environment.
FCA consultation on proposals to improve shareholder engagement9 April 2019
In this consultation response, we call for voting disclosure to be made mandatory under SRD II.