• Shell 'in denial' about global transition, warns PIRC

    19 June 2023

    Shell is "in denial" about the global transition to net zero, proxy advisor PIRC told Environmental Finance following the oil giant's rowback on fossil fuel production targets.

  • Absolute versus intensity targets. Part two

    15 June 2023

    Investors often leave companies to decide which type of target is most appropriate for their business. Genevieve Redgrave reports

  • Absolute versus intensity targets

    14 June 2023

    Investors are increasingly calling for companies to adopt absolute emissions reductions targets, but intensity targets continue to dominate, at least for now. Genevieve Redgrave reports

  • PIRC calls on investors to oppose Glencore climate report

    19 May 2023

    Proxy advisor Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has recommended that investors oppose mining and commodities trading giant Glencore's climate progress report over the inadequacy of its current targets and plans.

  • CA100+ investors to back shareholder resolution at Shell

    09 May 2023

    Shareholders at oil giant Shell have announced plans to back a shareholder resolution at its upcoming annual general meeting pressuring the company to address climate risks.

  • BP faces shareholder rebellion over climate action climbdown

    27 April 2023

    BP is to face a growing shareholder backlash at its AGM today over concerns the oil giant is scaling back its climate ambition.

  • Climate-linked executive pay-outs 'fundamentally flawed'

    14 April 2023

    Current attempts to link executive pay to climate change targets are "fundamentally flawed" and investors should look to encourage a move away from their use, according to investment advisory firm Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC).

  • PIRC warn of 'socialwashing' from corporate workforce surveys

    15 March 2022

    Proxy adviser PIRC has warned that the reporting of "deceptive" employee engagement scores by large European companies amounts to 'socialwashing'.

  • Amazon faces first US tax transparency shareholder filing

    17 December 2021

    Online retailing giant Amazon is facing calls to disclose its global tax practices, after three institutional investors and a leading proxy advisor backed the first US tax transparency shareholder resolution.

  • Sustainability by proxy - Part one: Glass Lewis

    25 February 2019

    Countless investors rely on the advice of proxy voting providers to support their investment decisions. In the first of a four-part series, Michael Hurley asks are these firms doing enough to develop their guidance on environmental issues?