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Shell quits ALEC: what took you so long?

By Grace Hetherington, Digital Campaigns Officer, ShareAction 10 August 2015 Shell announced on Friday that it intends to cut ties with US based lobbying group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Shell stated that ALEC’s stance on climate change is

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How can energy companies show leadership on corporate lobbying and climate change?

By Grace Hetherington, Digital Campaigns Officer, ShareAction 5 August 2015 Corporate lobbying by multinational oil companies isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of progressive solutions to the climate change crisis. In fact, it’s a seriously

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Total is ready to talk lobbying: how we’re keeping up the pressure

By Grace Hetherington, Digital Campaigns Officer, ShareAction 20 July 2015 “It is sort of a revolution.” Those are the bold words used by Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of French oil company Total. He was talking about the fossil fuel industry’s apparent

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An update from the quest to divest Avon Pension Fund

Members of the Avon Pension Fund spoke at the fund’s latest committee meeting in June to continue their dialogue with the committee about the risks of their investments in fossil fuels. Here’s an update from fund member Holly. 30 July

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Companies should walk the talk: questioning Johnson Matthey on corporate lobbying

By Tom Levitt, member of the AGM Army 30 July 2015 Crisp. Efficient. Over in an hour. The Johnson Matthey company AGM was everything it was supposed to be. My first experience as a ShareAction volunteer at a big corporate’s

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Five things I learned from meeting my pension provider

By Ruth Chiat, a ShareAction supporter who recently met her pension provider, Scottish Widows 1. My pension gives me a say I came along to a ShareAction workshop about the power of my pension fund because I wanted to learn

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Taking the clean energy revolution to the boardroom

By Sophia McNab, Education Officer, ShareAction 12 May 2015 BT has done it. IKEA has done it. H&M and Philips have done it. Around the world, giant corporations are joining the clean energy revolution by committing to make sure the

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Unilever: the pack leaders, and don’t they know it

  By Juliet Phillips, Campaigns Officer, ShareAction 6 May 2015 We stepped out of Leatherhead station and were soon herded onto a shuttle bus to the Unilever AGM, located in the heart of a quiet and anonymous industrial estate in

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Cruising with Renewable Energy at Carnival PLC

By Anne-Marie Williams, member of the AGM Army 20 April 2015 On a lovely sunny afternoon in mid-April I attended my first AGM, a new recruit to the AGM Army. The AGM was for Carnival PLC, who own many well-known

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The Rio Tinto AGM: a microcosm of our complex, globalised world

  By Keelia Fitzpatrick, Intern, ShareAction 22 April 2015 Last week the mining giant Rio Tinto held its AGM at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Westminster, falling on the same day as oil giant BP (an annual coincidence that

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