• Shell strengthens climate ambitions after investor pressure

    16 April 2020

    Royal Dutch Shell has strengthened its climate change ambitions in order to help meet global 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, but campaigners remain unconvinced that the proposals go far enough.

  • Total faces shareholder resolution to reduce carbon emissions

    16 April 2020

    A group of 11 investors have filed a shareholder resolution at Total, calling on the oil major to set carbon emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

  • Sustainable equity funds becoming all-weather investments

    02 April 2020

    The relative outperformance of ESG equity funds during the market correction caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic proves they can be all-weather investments that will appeal to long-term investors, Morningstar's sustainability research head tells Ahren Lester.

  • Rio Tinto warns industry lobby on thermal coal advocacy

    27 March 2020

    Mining giant Rio Tinto has delivered a dusting down to a significant Australian industry lobby for its support for thermal coal, as part of its review of the industry associations it wants to belong to.

  • Adam Matthews: A believer in the power of engagement

    10 February 2020

    The Church of England Pensions Board's ethics and engagement director explains to Ahren Lester the key role asset managers can play in driving the transition to a low-carbon economy

  • African access to energy fund raises $45m at first close

    07 February 2020

    A fund aiming to allocate $120 million to projects that provide 'affordable' access to energy for homes and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa has raised $45 million at first close.

  • Transition-focused index backed by Church of England pension

    30 January 2020

    The pension board of the Church of England (CofE) has allocated £600 million ($780 million) to a fund tracking a first-of-its-kind, custom-made, climate transition index, and issued a rallying call for other pension funds to follow.

  • HSBC: Risk of stranded assets in oil and gas 'very limited'

    22 January 2020

    HSBC has downplayed the risk of 'stranded assets' in the oil and gas sectors, pointing to the likelihood of continuing reliance on the industry for decades

  • Investors welcome strengthened Anglo American climate lobbying policy

    23 December 2019

    Major investment firms have welcomed the mining giant Anglo American agreeing to align its lobbying activity to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  • New fund launched to invest in off-grid energy firms in Africa

    16 December 2019

    UK-based charity Shell Foundation and Dutch development bank FMO have launched a $120 million investment fund to invest in companies working to provide affordable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.