Sticking with the majority is often the comfortable, safe thing to do. Naomi L'Estrange argues trustees should embrace the uncertainty of going against the herd
Members are increasingly seeking external adjudication on schemes’ approach to ESG issues. Stephen Richards outlines the steps trustees can take to prepare for this activism.
Schemes have been urged to vote against executive pay proposals at both Shell and BP in protest against incentives to increase short term production.
Some of UK's largest pension schemes and fund managers have called on Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto to be more transparent over climate change risks.
Church Commissioners for England has co-filed a shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil to force the US oil and gas giant to disclose how it will cope in a lower carbon world.
British Land and Barratt Developments claimed the top two awards at the IFS Proshare awards.
Rising longevity poses a much greater threat to companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes than low interest rates, Fitch Ratings has warned.
A group of investors including two UK schemes have urged Shell to drop its membership from a US lobby group accused of being obstructive on climate policy.
Almost all of BP's shareholders have voted to force the company to disclose the risks it faces from climate change.
ShareAction’s Catherine Howarth on shareholder resolutions
BP has told its shareholders to back a resolution brought against the company urging it to disclose risks associated with climate change.
Catherine Howarth explains why schemes cannot afford to ignore climate change risk
Shell has told its shareholders to support a resolution brought against the company to force it to disclose risks associated with climate change.
A group of more than 150 shareholders including 13 UK public schemes have filed resolutions to force BP and Shell to disclose risks associated with climate change.
The Railways Pension Trustee Company Limited (RPTCL) has appointed John Chilman as chairman.
As Cairn Energy became the latest target of the shareholder revolt, many trustees will be delighted that at last their proxy votes are being used to register the view that executive pay is out of control (particularly since a lot of these votes are cast...
Shell could become the next victim of a widespread shareholder revolt against excessive executive pay in the UK.
Jenna Towler on the end of an era