Category: Engagement

Namibia and biological weapons

With a letter to the UN Namibian ambassador, BKC and SfC engage asked the African country to ratify the biological weapons convention. The engagement is done also on behalf of SfC.   In January Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), founding member of SfC – Shareholders for Change,  has started to engage the Namibian government,[…]

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Forma Futura leads SfC engagement on Skanska and other companies

Forma Futura leads SfC engagement on Johnson Controls, Becton Dickinson, Ericsson and others   The Zurich based Forma Futura Invest, one of the three Swiss members of SfC – Shareholders for Change, will send letters to seven companies in March, asking for clarification on a number of controversial cases. This will be done also on[…]

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Ecofi launches a new SfC engagement with Orange

A new engagement process with Orange has been launched by SfC’s founding member Ecofi Investissements in October.   Alleged anti-competitive practices, alleged controversies in the relation with customers in Africa and Poland as well as the restructuring process, back in 2008, accompanied by an anomalous number of suicides among the company’s employees, that has recently[…]

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Fundació Finanza Éticas engages Endesa

Fundación Finanzas Éticas, founding member of SfC – Shareholders for Change is engaging the Spanish power company Endesa on energy poverty   On 15 April 2019, Fundación Finanzas Éticas (on behalf of SfC – Shareholders for Change, of which it is one of the seven founding members), Greenpeace Spain and IIDMA (International Institute for Law[…]

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Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), a founding member of SfC, continued the engagement dialogue with the investment manager of the Plenum CAT (catastrophe) Bond Fund. The asset class of catastrophe bonds transfers a part of the risk of catastrophes from governments and people directly to capital markets. It hence provides disaster risk capital to[…]

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Ethos Foundation, which joined SfC – Shareholders for Change in December 2018, has been asked by the 137 members of the Ethos Engagement Pool Switzerland to include the issue of corporate tax responsibility into its engagement program with companies. In September 2018, in response to the request, Ethos published an Engagement Paper that summarises its[…]

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