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Investors reject climate proposals targeting ExxonMobil, Chevron

Investors reject climate proposals targeting ExxonMobil, Chevron

The Washington Post | The proposal calls on the companies to set medium- and long-term targets for aligning their emissions trajectories with the Paris agreement. While ExxonMobil and Chevron have both set goals of reaching net-zero operational emissions by 2050,...

Occidental loses bid to throw out green Follow This resolution

Occidental loses bid to throw out green Follow This resolution

Financial Times | SEC will force oil and gas producer group to hold vote on tighter emissions targets.  “It’s telling that the SEC basically states that even Occidental — which has some targets — is not Paris consistent. I hope the investors realise that these...

Shareholders at four U.S. oil companies to vote on climate proposals

Shareholders at four U.S. oil companies to vote on climate proposals

Reuters - Shareholders at four U.S. oil companies will vote in the coming quarter on proposals for the firms to meet emissions targets set out in Paris in 2015, said climate activist group Follow This. The votes will test shareholder willingness to impose new air...

Can activist investors really make a difference?

Can activist investors really make a difference?

If you care about saving the planet, one campaigner argues it's time to buy a stake in big oil firms. Activist group Follow This is encouraging investors to buy shares in BP and Shell It wants to empower investors to influence Big Oil companies from within We spoke to...

Want To Stop Climate Change? Buy Big Oil Stock

Want To Stop Climate Change? Buy Big Oil Stock

Forbes | In an age in which stock trading is no longer reserved to Wall-Street and a climate crisis is becoming a reality, sustainability-driven shareholder activism was bound to happen. And we see it happening, with increasing impact—especially in Big Oil,...

The climate victories of 2021 that put fossil fuels in check

The climate victories of 2021 that put fossil fuels in check

From local activism to shareholder rebellions, here’s what climate advocates accomplished over the last year. The shareholder rebellions Activist investors leveraged their collective power to force major oil companies to change from within. Chevron faced opposition...

Oil majors under pressure as activists circle

Oil majors under pressure as activists circle

Financial Times | For decades campaigners have picketed oil and gas offices, blockaded refineries and disrupted operations. Now the energy sector is facing a new kind of activism: from its own shareholders. Environmental shareholder group Follow This is also opposed...

Follow This targets Exxon with shareholder climate resolution

Follow This targets Exxon with shareholder climate resolution

Reuters | Climate activist group Follow This targeted Exxon Mobil Corp with a shareholder resolution urging it to deepen its carbon emissions reduction targets, ramping up pressure on the oil and gas company over its energy transition strategy. The shareholder...

Shell investors back moving HQ from Netherlands to UK

Shell investors back moving HQ from Netherlands to UK

Financial Times | Royal Dutch Shell shareholders have overwhelmingly backed sweeping changes to the company’s share structure and tax residence, paving the way for the board to shift the Anglo-Dutch energy major’s headquarters from the Netherlands to the UK in 2022....

Shell walks ‘tightrope’ of demands amid climate pressures

Shell walks ‘tightrope’ of demands amid climate pressures

Associated Press | Royal Dutch Shell on Friday received approval from shareholders to simplify its archaic corporate structure, which grew out of the merger more than a century ago of a British firm that once traded in exotic seashells and an oil company in the...

Shell’s New Emission Targets Fall Short, Activist Investor Says

Shell’s New Emission Targets Fall Short, Activist Investor Says

Dutch group Follow This brought a motion at Shell’s annual general meeting this year urging it to set targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions -- those produced by the company’s own operations and by the use of its products by customers -- are compliant with the goals...

As pressure to decrease emissions grows, Shell and BP increase emissions

As pressure to decrease emissions grows, Shell and BP increase emissions

A lot has happened in recent weeks: The pressure on Shell has grown: new research shows that Shell wants to increase emissions this decade, pension fund ABP has dropped Shell, and an activist shareholder wants to split up the company. At the climate summit in Glasgow,...