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4

Jul

2017

After Glencore’s huge coal mine bid, is it time for the Church of England to divest?

The mining giant Glencore has made a £2.7 billion bid for a massive coalfield in Australia, leading to questions about the Church of England’s future investment in the company. Read more

29

Jun

2017

Methodist Church takes a step closer to divestment

The annual Methodist Conference has this week voted for the principle of withdrawing investments from fossil fuel companies whose plans are at odds with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more

1

Jun

2017

Exxon climate resolution passed despite opposition from Board of Directors

Shareholders of ExxonMobil have voted in favour of a resolution calling on the company to report on the impacts of climate policies on its business, despite opposition from Exxon’s Board of Directors. Read more

26

May

2017

Pressure increases on Church of England to divest from ExxonMobil

The Church of England is facing increasing calls to divest from ExxonMobil ahead of the company’s AGM on Wednesday 31 May.

Exxon’s Board of Directors has advised shareholders to vote against the climate resolution being supported by the Church Commissioners again this year. The resolution calls on ExxonMobil to report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations. Read more

8

May

2017

Quarter of Quaker meetings divest from fossil fuels

More than a quarter of Quaker meetings in Britain have made a commitment to no longer invest in the fossil fuel industry. Quakers in Britain has just announced 19 more divestment commitments. Read more

5

May

2017

Bishops and clergy call for fossil free pensions from Church of England

Three Church of England bishops are among the signatories to an open letter sent to the Church of England Pensions Board, asking them to divest from fossil fuel companies and to invest in renewable alternatives. Read more