• Policy engagement more important if COP28 disappoints, investor says

    12 December 2023

    Institutional investors are likely to sharpen their focus on pushing policymakers for a more supportive framework for net zero-aligned private investment in the event of an "underwhelming" UN climate conference, a director at Rathbones has said.

  • BP's backtrack is a crucial moment for the say-on-climate movement

    17 February 2023

    After taking the lead for oil companies on climate action, BP has quietly backtracked to take advantage of higher petrol prices. Matt Crossman asks if they've promised to run an Ironman before signing up for a proverbial parkrun

  • COP26: Self-interest to help settle critical climate ambition and 'who pays' questions

    27 September 2021

    A rising global realisation that it is in the self-interest of each country to deliver climate action could help settle the thorny questions at the UN COP26 climate summit in November of ambitious targets and who funds transition investment in developing nations.

  • SSE announces Just Transition plan following investor pressure

    13 August 2020

    British energy company SSE is to adopt a Just Transition plan following pressure from non-profit Friends Provident Foundation and Royal London Asset Management.

  • JP Morgan Chase given bloody nose by climate resolution

    20 May 2020

    JP Morgan Chase experienced a significant revolt from investors against its climate change position after nearly half voted in support of a shareholder resolution urging the US bank to align its financing to the Paris Agreement.

  • Shell criticised for climate votes at AGM

    24 May 2017

    Royal Dutch Shell has failed to sufficiently disclose what it is doing to mitigate climate change at its annual general meeting (AGM), said UK sustainable asset manager and Shell shareholder Rathbone Greenbank Investments.

  • Quotes of the quarter

    17 April 2015

    Environmental Finance takes a look back at some of the quotes that defined the first quarter of 2015.

  • Shell bows to investor pressure over carbon disclosure

    29 January 2015

    Royal Dutch Shell has caved in to demands from shareholders that it increases reporting on its carbon management.