For Big Oil executives, it is difficult to imagine new business models beyond oil and gas. They climbed to the top of the pyramid by being the smartest guys in the room, turning hydrocarbons into petrodollars. Success is a lousy teacher: therefore, they are still determined to increase their total emissions this decade.
Mark van Baal
An activist investor whose climate resolution garnered 30% votes from Royal Dutch Shell investors says the energy giant has not fully addressed concerns over emissions.
Shell (LSE:RDSA) will increase emissions by 4.4% by 2030, according to new research from Global Climate Insights (GCI), contravening a court order to reduce by 45%.
Shareholders voting at Total’s AGM approved the company’s climate resolution, despite environmental NGOs warning the plan falls short.
Dutch activist investor Follow This filed a climate resolution for BP Plc’s annual general meeting, having received support from the oil giant earlier this year. But the two parties were ultimately unable to agree on the final details in order to put forward the resolution together.
A shareholder activist group has claimed a ‘big win’ after an increase in the number of investor votes urging Shell to meet its climate targets.
A Dutch shareholder activist has accused some oil and gas majors of talking the talk but not walking the walk on shifting to cleaner investments.
As people around the world gathered for the largest climate protest in history last month, the audience at an event in Stavanger was told there can’t be a “rational conversation on global warming before we’ve stopped screaming”.
If you’ve attended or watched annual general meetings (AGMs) held by oil majors in the last few years, you might recognise Mark van Baal.
A prominent Dutch climate change activist accused BP of “ignoring the elephant in the room” at its annual general meeting in Aberdeen yesterday.
An activist shareholder that filed resolutions for three years pressuring Royal Dutch Shell Plc to do more on climate change said it will withdraw the filing for 2019.