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19-Jun-2015

The Craftivist Collective is joining forces with ShareAction’s AGM Army this summer to press UK retailers to pay a Living Wage. The campaigners are coordinating a series of “stitch-ins” at branches of Marks & Spencer across the UK, for crafters to sew hand-made messages onto M&S handkerchiefs, to be delivered to the board, celebrity endorsers, and major shareholders of the British retail giant at its annual general meeting at Wembley Stadium on July 7th.

 

An online poll shows 17 percent of British shoppers would shop more often at Marks & Spencer if it paid staff a Living Wage. (Source: Opinium survey, 12th-16th June 2015, based on 2002 online interviews across the UK).

18-Jun-2015

ShareAction has launched a new public-facing campaign to engage French oil giant Total, asking it to clarify its position on climate change. 


The website cleanwordsdirtylobby.org offers members of the public the opportunity to email the company’s chief executive, Patrick Pouyanne, asking him to clarify the company’s position on climate change legislation, and to consider withdrawal from four trade associations that, according to independent research, have lobbied in Europe against tough and binding climate legislation.

17-Jun-2015

Responsible Investment watchdog ShareAction says Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change will add to the momentum of voices challenging obstructive climate lobbying by companies.


A range of Catholic investors have already joined efforts to hold companies accountable on climate change, for example, filing climate-focused shareholder resolutions this Spring at oil giants, BP and Shell, and by joining ShareAction’s global coalition of 19 investors with £billions in assets under management who wrote to the CEO of Shell in early June, urging the company to withdraw its membership from U.S. lobbying group, ALEC.

10-Jun-2015

A global coalition of 19 institutional investors with billions of pounds in assets under management has written to the chief executive of oil giant Shell, urging the company to withdraw its membership from U.S.-based lobbying group, ALEC, that has promoted sceptical positions on the links between human beings and climate change. 

08-Jun-2015

The European Union’s flagship financial services overhaul to be announced in Brussels by Commissioner Hill on Monday morning may make little effort to look out for savers’ interests or to consider key Responsible Investment issues such as climate risk, says savers’ rights watchdog ShareAction.

08-Jun-2015

Financial watchdog ShareAction has launched an online tool, WPPVoteNo.org for savers who don’t want their pension and ISA providers supporting the proposed £43 million pay package of WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell.

 

ShareAction’s high pay action tool lets pension and ISA savers write to their funds asking them to vote NO on Sorrell’s pay at the company’s annual general meeting, scheduled for next Tuesday, June 9.