Resources for savers

Pensions for the Next Generation: Communicating What Matters

17 March 2018

This report explores the opportunity to shift the attitudes of young British savers towards their pensions. It proposes easy and 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 resource to help UNISON members understand the risk climate change poses to their savings. It outlines campaign actions that members can take to protect their pensions following a new investment policy.

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The Living Wage campaign: Frequently asked questions

27 March 2017

This briefing addresses some frequently asked questions about ShareAction’s Living Wage campaign. It also identifies the ways in which companies can overcome commonly perceived obstacles to Living Wage accreditation.

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A guide to shareholder rights across six European countries

22 March 2017

To support shareholder activism across Europe, ShareAction has compiled an overview of shareholder rights in six different countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.

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Campaign Briefing: Ethics for USS

11 November 2016

The campaign asks USS to undertake three important steps that will embed the voice of members into scheme decision-making and ensure our pensions are not invested in the manufacture of controversial weapons.

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Mission: AGM Activism

20 October 2016

Welcome to ShareAction’s AGM Activism toolkit. ShareAction supports ordinary people to attend annual general meetings (AGMs). This guide will enable you to use shareholder rights to create corporate change.

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Mission: Pension Power

9 September 2016

This is our easy to use Pension Power toolkit. This guide will enable you to 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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Case Study: Schyssta Pensioner – the Swedish campaign for fair pensions

7 June 2016

Since 2012 a coalition of Swedish civil society organisations has campaigned for better sustainability rules for Swedish state pension funds, aiming to ensure that the institutions invest in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

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Case Study: Successful shareholder resolutions force BP and Shell to give climate change a #SeatAtTheTable

16 February 2016

Shareholder resolutions, co-ordinated by the ‘Aiming for A’ investor coalition, with support from ShareAction and ClientEarth, got the overwhelming support of shareholders in 2015, mandating the energy giants to disclose their businesses’ risks against climate change

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Case Study: Securing fair pay across the UK’s largest listed companies

16 February 2016

With the help of its innovative AGM Army project and a supportive investor coalition, as well as in close partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, ShareAction has to date persuaded nearly a third of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies to become accredited Living Wage employers

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Case Study: ShareAction helps exert pressure on BG Group to drop £25 million pay deal for its new CEO

16 February 2016

Many investors kept quiet in 2014 when BG Group wanted to pay its new boss £25 million to join the company. So ShareAction decided to empower savers to exert pressure through the pension system, and, along with major investors, made the company back down

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Case Study: Danish savers call for climate action by their pension funds

16 February 2016

Coordinated by the Danish NGO Ansvarlig Fremtid, the members of three major pension funds demanded climate action from the institutions that handle their money by voting in favour of divestment from coal and risky and high carbon projects in 2015

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Case Study: Fair Bank Guide has created a race to the top in sustainability performance among Dutch banks

16 February 2016

Empowering consumers to influence the impact their money has on people and the environment, the Fair Bank Guide promotes sustainability and transparency in the banking sector since 2009

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The Green Light Campaign: Using pension power to protect our planet

29 October 2013

This report outlines how pension power can tackle climate change. We set out 5 demands for pension funds. These demands will help them ensure the long-term health of the planet and our pension pots.

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