Addressing the Big Challenges
Why are we doing this?
We need to face up to the unprecedented challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and human rights violations. Throughout history, investors and shareholders played a significant role in rising to challenges and help bring about significant change – this was true with slavery, apartheid and other challenges.
What are we doing to achieve this?
We want – in consultation with experts and other key players in this field – to define what makes engagement meaningful. We will look for and highlight meaningful engagement where the change is real and transformational and work with investors and others to enhance and replicate those interactions to other investors, sectors and companies.
Other useful resources:
Proxy Preview is a collaboration between different organisations which collates the most comprehensive data on hundreds of shareholder resolutions – including environmental, corporate political spending, human rights, diversity, sustainable governance issues. https://www.proxypreview.org/
Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.