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Church of England investors hold oil companies to account on climate change

Two multinational oil companies were challenged and commended on their climate change targets by the Church of England this week.

24 May 2019

Church of England national investment bodies strengthen ethical engagement with companies

The national investment bodies of the Church of England have announced a series of success stories with its stakeholder engagement. 

05 March 2019

Church of England to convene high-level investor meeting to consider dam safety

Investors with combined assets of more than £3 trillion have welcomed mining company BHP’s announcement on tailings dam safety.

19 February 2019

US-based Episcopal Church arms itself with shares in battle for responsible gun-control

The Diocese of Western Massachusetts has purchased shares in the owner of Smith and Wesson to advocate for greater gun safety.

11 February 2019

Rio Tinto faces up to Church of England shareholders’ resolution on coal-lobby

A C of E resolution challenging Rio Tinto’s continuing support for pro-coal lobby groups gained the support of 18 per cent of shareholders.

03 May 2018

US-based Episcopal Church uses shareholder activism to challenge gun sale practices

After a church-led campaign, major US-retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods won't sell firearm to under-21s, and will stop selling assault weapons.

01 March 2018

C of E launches new ethical investment policy for extractive industries

The national investing bodies (NIBs) of the Church of England have announced a new ethical investment policy for the extractive industries.

08 November 2017

Church of England wins ExxonMobil climate change battle

Shareholders of the oil giant ExxonMobil pushed through a resolution on climate change at the company’s AGM yesterday.

01 June 2017

Churches step up action on climate change

The Church of England is to launch a new data analysis tool to help investors monitor companies’ climate-related risks.

13 December 2016

C of E investment arm wins international awards

The Church Commissioners, responsible for the Church of England’s historic assets, has won three major prizes for its ethical and responsible investment work.

06 December 2016