Blog Archive: Church of England Archives - Bright Now

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

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

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

11

Jan

2017

Church of England launches ‘Transition Pathway Initiative’ engagement framework

Today the Church of England joined the Environment Agency Pension Fund, the LSE’s Grantham Institute and various asset owners in launching the Transition Pathway Initiative, its framework for engagement with fossil fuel companies. Other partners include the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church and CCLA. Read more

27

Jun

2016

Exxon AGM prompts calls for Church of England divestment

Following the recent ExxonMobil AGM, at which shareholders rejected all resolutions on climate change including one proposed by the Church Commissioners, calls have been growing for the Church of England to divest from fossil fuel companies, starting with Exxon.

The Church Times has published a series of letters calling on the Church of England to divest from fossil fuel companies, as well as a response from Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners, outlining their position. We republish those letters here. Read more