Actions and Detail Panel
Climate change and AGM Activism: how can you get involved?
Wed 5 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 BST
Imagine yourself sipping tea and chatting to the CEO of BP, Shell or HSBC. What would you say?
We want to get you to the annual meetings of the UK’s biggest corporations to hold their boards to account on their contribution to the climate crisis! Are you up for it?
Together with Christian Aid, ShareAction's Climate Team invites you to its first action meeting of the year!
This year, our focus is building power for the low-carbon transition. We know that if we want to prevent catastrophic levels of climate change we have to rapidly decarbonise the global economy. It's a major challenge but ShareAction is stepping up to the plate with three major campaigns. We're working to mobilise investors to challenge the world’s largest oil and gas companies like BP and Shell to ensure they are aligning their business plans with the Paris Agreement. We're also engaging with the UK's largest banks to ensure they're moving their money away from fossil fuels towards greener alternatives. Finally, we're pushing Britain's biggest companies to switch to 100% renewable energy (RE100). Our efforts have already paid off, with five companies so far committing to RE100: Aviva, Land Securities, British Land, Pearson, and AstraZeneca. A flying start, but we won't stop here.
You have the power to help us achieve these goals and turn investment into a force for good. Why waste it? Come to our first meeting of the year to learn more about AGM activism and our broader campaigns! Christian Aid will also be talking about their work to get banks to scale up their investment in renewables, to help fight climate change.
It doesn't matter if you aren't a financial expert or don't own any shares - we'll sort this out!
When? 5th of April, from 6 to 8.30pm
Where? Christian Aid offices
Why? Because avoiding the climate crisis requires us to act now. Global companies have the potential to spark the energy revolution - and through AGM activism, we can make this happen.
Any questions? Drop Jeanne a line on firstname.lastname@example.org - she will be super happy to answer any questions you may have.
See you there!
Ps: We will have pizza!