Blog Archive: engagement Archives - Bright Now

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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, in spite of opposition from Exxon’s Board of Directors. Read more

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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

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Jun

2016

ON response to Church of England consultation on extractive industries

Operation Noah has responded to the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) consultation on extractive industries. A summary of the response can be found below and the full response can be found here. Read more

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May

2016

Exxon shareholders reject all climate resolutions at company’s AGM

On Wednesday 25 May, shareholders at ExxonMobil rejected all of the non-binding climate resolutions at its AGM in Dallas as they were recommended to do by the company’s Board of Directors, casting doubt on the effectiveness of the engagement approach pursued by the Church of England and other investors.

Recent investigations revealed that Exxon knew about the reality of climate change as early as the 1970s, yet poured resources into publicly denying climate change for years. The company is now under investigation by the FBI, at the request of the Department for Justice. Read more

29

Apr

2016

Darrell Hannah’s Church Times article: Robust approach to fossil fuels required

Following the Church of England’s decision at last year’s General Synod to pursue a policy of ‘robust engagement’ with fossil fuel companies rather than disinvestment, Operation Noah trustee The Revd Dr. Darrell D. Hannah wrote the following article for the Church Times outlining what ‘robust engagement’ would truly require to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C. Operation Noah’s Bright Now campaign continues to call on UK churches to fully disinvest from fossil fuel companies. Read more

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Jul

2015

C of E General Synod affirms policy to disinvest from thermal coal & tar sands, but commits to engage with other fossil fuel co’s

Yesterday, the Church of England’s General Synod debated a motion on the Church’s investments in fossil fuels. The motion, proposed by the Bishop of Manchester, welcomed the decision of the Church’s investing bodies to disinvest from thermal coal and tar sands, whilst affirming the Church’s commitment to continue engaging with other fossil fuel companies.

This debate followed two resolutions passed by the Dioceses of Oxford and Birmingham, which call on the Church of England to disinvest from all fossil fuel companies within five years.

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