Forma futura

Forma futura engagement with Lindt & Sprüngli represents a good example of synergies within SfC   Five questions to Manuel Wirth, Sustainability Analyst at Forma Futura (Switzerland)   What has worked well in the engagement with Lindt & Sprüngli? We think this engagement is a good example of how the synergies of the SfC network[…]

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Cocoa

SfC member Forma Futura engaged Lindt & Sprüngli asking for explanations on the media allegations regarding child labour in various cocoa plantations.   In January 2024, a report by SRF (the German-speaking Swiss television) uncovered cases of child labour on various cocoa plantations in Ghana, from which also the Swiss chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli sources some of its cocoa,[…]

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Joint shareholder engagement with more than 130 companies and institutions. Focus on climate and environment, ESG policies, and human and worker rights.   Today, SfC–Shareholders for Change released its Engagement Report for 2023.  In 2023, the 17 members of the network, with a total of over €35bn AUM, jointly engaged 128 companies and three institutions, most[…]

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Appeal AGMs

Shareholders for Change released an appeal to say no to AGMs behind closed doors or virtual-only advocating for a hybrid approach that allows both in-person and virtual participation by shareholders. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important forum for corporate boards and management to convey the company’s financial position, performance, strategy, and long-term prospects to shareholders.[…]

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Etica

Marco Carlizzi, Chairman of Etica Funds, spoke at the second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW to read the Investor Statement and renovate the commitment to stop fundings for nuclear weapons   Three questions to Marco Carlizzi, Chairman of Etica Funds   The 2017 TPNW complements and reinforces the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). What[…]

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Etica

At the end of November, Etica Funds landed in New York, at the UN headquarters for the second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW.   Between 27 November and 1 December, our member Etica Funds attended the second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at the United Nations headquarters[…]

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rare metals

The second phase of the engagement delivered positive results (except for metal recycling). But there is still room for improvement.   Our second research, “Rare metals supply chains“, published by our member Meeschaert Asset Management on behalf of SfC, evidenced potential social and environmental controversies in the supply chains of rare earths (such as Neodymium[…]

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2023 winter meeting

On December 11th and 12th, Shareholders for Change’s members gathered at the headquarters of Banca Etica in Padua for our annual winter meeting.   During the winter meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss the successes of the current year’s engagements and plan 2024 activities. On the first day, we had the pleasure to have[…]

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