• World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

    25 May 2018

    While insurers are increasingly aware of environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report

  • Top investors put pressure on Shell, but climate resolution rejected

    22 May 2018

    Royal Dutch Shell faced mounting pressure from investors to set concrete targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at its annual general meeting (AGM) but a climate-related shareholder resolution was rejected.

  • Standardisation of scenarios is necessary for oil & gas, Carbon Tracker says

    21 May 2018

    A common reference scenario for the oil & gas sector is needed to boost comparability, said Carbon Tracker, after its analysis exposed large disparities in companies’ consideration of the potential impacts of climate change.

  • $10trn of investors urge oil and gas companies to ramp up climate efforts

    18 May 2018

    Sixty big investors have urged the oil and gas industry to take responsibility for all its emissions, as some of the sector’s most powerful players prepare for their annual shareholder meetings.

  • Could blockchain save the planet?

    24 April 2018

    Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, are notoriously energy-intensive. But the blockchain technology they rely on could give a boost to environmental markets, experts believe. Graham Cooper reports.

  • Renewables investment by oil majors is 'incremental rather than radical', Fitch says

    24 April 2018

    Public pressure is driving renewables investments by oil majors but this will not be a radical step in the transition away from traditional business, Fitch Ratings says.

  • Norges Bank backs climate and water shareholder resolutions

    20 April 2018

    The advisor to the world's largest sovereign wealth fund has thrown its weight behind climate-related shareholder resolutions with energy companies Imperial Oil and TransCanada.

  • Shell says it faces 'low risk' of stranded assets

    12 April 2018

    Oil and gas giant Shell said there is "low risk" of it having stranded assets, and predicted as much as 80% of its proved oil and gas reserves will be produced by 2030.

  • Investors wake up to collective engagement clout

    26 March 2018

    Climate-related resolutions at Exxon and Shell garnered the support of the world's largest investors. Now asset managers and owners are massing together to move entire sectors, writes Michael Hurley.

  • TPI hails watershed moment for investors in oil and gas

    21 March 2018

    A Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) study of disclosures by Shell, Total and Petrobras can "fundamentally change the game" for investors hoping to pressure oil majors into reducing their carbon emissions.