Follow This Investor Webinar 2023

Wednesday, April 19th 2023
16:00 – 17:30 NL | 15:00 UK | 10:00 ET (US), online


The Follow This Investor Webinar will bring together investors, academics, and other experts to discuss how investors can support oil and gas companies to take a leading role in tackling climate change.
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Prepare for the oil majors’ next AGM season in 1.5 hours? Register now!


The Crucial Role of Shareholders in the Climate Crisis

On the eve of Big Oil’s AGM season, as oil majors increase investments in oil and gas, the investor community is deciding what good climate commitment looks like, and how they will vote on crucial climate resolutions. The goal of the symposium is to prepare investors for the oil majors’ next AGM season.


We will discuss the crucial role of shareholders in the climate crisis. Specifically, we will zoom in on Scope 3 emissions by 2030; our climate resolutions at Shell, BP, ExxonMobil, and Chevron, co-filed by institutional investors, focus on this crucial target.


Do you want to prepare for the oil majors’ next AGM season in 1.5 hours? Please register your attendance with [email protected] or via the form on this page.


Mark Jacobson Stanford University 

Mark Jacobson is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. He is a leading expert in the field of renewable energy and has published numerous studies on the benefits of transitioning to 100% renewable energy. In 2015, he co-authored a study outlining a plan for all US states to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This study was cited in House Resolution 540 (2015) as the scientific basis for the first proposed legislation in the United States for the country to move to “100% clean renewable energy.” Jacobson’s clean, renewable energy solutions exclude nuclear power, carbon capture, and bioenergy. 


Mieke Reij Paulussen Advocaten 

Mieke Reij studied law at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She graduated with a bachelor´s degree in international and European law and a master´s degree in Dutch law, with a specialization in business and economic law. Before joining Paulussen Advocaten in September 2021, Mieke worked at a renowned international law firm in Amsterdam for eight years. At Paulussen Advocaten, she was part of a group that won a landmark case against Royal Dutch Shell, requiring the company to reduce its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.   


Mark Campanale Carbon Tracker 

Mark Campanale is the founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit think tank with offices in the US and UK. Carbon Tracker is best known for its work on ‘stranded assets’ and the ‘carbon bubble’ and providing transition analysis for the members of Climate Action 100. Prior to forming Carbon Tracker, Mark had twenty years experience in sustainable financial markets. He is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds at Jupiter Asset Management, NPI, AMP Capital, and Henderson Global Investors. Mark is now on the Advisory Board of GFANZ, the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero. 


Peter De Coensel DPAM 

Peter De Coensel is the CEO of DPAM. He is a senior investment professional with 30 years of experience. Peter holds a master’s degree in applied economic sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and a postgraduate degree from the University of Brussels (ULB), where he majored in European economics. 


Rawshan Ara Begum IPCC 

Rawshan Ara Begum received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental economics from the National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia, in 2006. Currently, she is a Visiting Associate Professor at Macquarie University. Rawshan has published 150+ research papers in scholarly journals, prestigious conferences and books, and received authentic citations and recognition from many scholars worldwide. She is the Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of the 6th Assessment Report Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

Sara E. Murphy The Shareholder Commons

Sara E. Murphy joined The Shareholder Commons as its Chief Strategy Officer in 2020 after 22 years working in sustainable investing and environmental and social advocacy. Sara began her career working for NGOs in the international development and disaster response fields. In 2001, she transitioned into Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) research for the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), where she specialized in bioengineering and defense contracting research. After leaving IRRC, Sara spent several years at The Cadmus Group, an environmental consultancy. In 2005, Sara moved to Frankfurt, Germany to work as a senior sustainability analyst for Fortis Investments’ SRI fund management team. Fortis Investments was acquired by BNP Paribas Asset Management during Sara’s tenure. Sara moved back to Washington, DC in 2011, where she launched her independent consultancy on sustainable investing and corporate responsibility.

Mark van Baal Follow This 

Mark van Baal is the founder of Follow This, a group of over 9,000 green shareholders in Big Oil. The mission if Follow This is to empower shareholders to compel Big Oil to drive down emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. He studied Mechanical Engineering, was a conscript navy officer, account manager, and energy journalist before he founded Follow This in 2015. 

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 19th 2023, 16:00 – 17:30 NL | 15:00 UK | 10:00 ET (US), online


More information

For more information please contact event manager Kaja Jakubiec.

We look forward to seeing you on April 19.