Blog Archive: engagement Archives - Bright Now

20

Nov

2018

No more money for oil: divest or engage?

This article was first published in the November edition of Reform magazine.

With climate experts announcing that we have 12 years to contain climate change, is it time for all Churches to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, asks Operation Noah’s James Buchanan. Next month, the United Reformed Church’s investors respond.

Read more

10

Jul

2018

Church of England votes for fossil fuel divestment, but still some way to go

The Church of England’s governing body, General Synod, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to divest by 2023 from oil and gas companies not on track to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2°C.

Read more

29

May

2018

Encouraging signs for Church divestment

Banner: "Church of Scotland narrowly votes against divestment from oil and gas - but the fight for Fossil Free Churches continues!"

This is an exciting time in the campaign for fossil free Churches. Arguments for divestment are now being taken seriously in many quarters: in just a few weeks, we’ve seen the following signs of the times. Read more

13

Dec

2017

Exxon announcement on climate reporting: too little, too late

On Tuesday 12 December, ExxonMobil finally responded to shareholder pressure following a resolution passed at the company’s AGM in May 2017, announcing that it would report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations.

The announcement came on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which the company publicly supports, although its actions have suggested otherwise. 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