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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

Southern African Anglicans seek fossil fuel-free investment portfolios

he Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has agreed in principle to divest from fossil fuels.

30 September 2016

Church Commissioners lose ExxonMobil fight

The Church Commissioners for England have lost their bid to force energy giant ExxonMobil to report annually on the impact of climate change reduction efforts. 

26 May 2016

Support increases for ExxonMobil climate change resolution

Moves by the Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, to force global oil giant ExxonMobil to be more transparent in its plans for responding to climate change have received a boost with the news that the two leading proxy advisers, ISS and Glass Lewis, have declared their support for the move.

12 May 2016

British MP challenges Church Commissioners on Climate Change

A British parliamentarian has challenged the Church Commissioners’ stance on climate change and urged them to “read the Bible”. David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth, told MPs that the parable of the oil lamps and 10 virgins in Matthew 25 supported the “cheap and ready supply of this much-maligned fossil fuel”.

05 May 2016

Gongs and plaudits for Church of England's ethical investment stance

The Church Commissioners for England have been ranked joint tenth out of 500 of the world’s largest investment funds and given an AAA rating over their performance in tackling climate change. The list was produced by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) for its 2016 Report on the world top 500 investors.

03 May 2016

C of E challenges BP chief's 14 million pound pay deal

The Church of England’s investment bodies joined a mass revolt against a proposed pay deal of some £14 million for BP chief executive Bob Dudley today. The rebellion against the company’s remunerations’ committee report saw the pay deal rejected in a non-binding vote of some 60 per cent of shareholders.

14 April 2016

C of E wins first battle against ExxonMobil on climate change

Shareholders in ExxonMobil will be allowed to vote on a climate change resolution brought by the Church of England and other significant institutional investors, after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) blocked an attempt by the oil giant to leave the motion off the agenda of May’s annual meeting of shareholders.

24 March 2016

C of E takes climate change fight to ExxonMobil

The Church Commissioners for England have tabled a shareholders’ motion calling on the US oil giant ExxonMobil to “disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change.” If passed, the motion will force the oil company to be more transparent on its efforts to shift to a low-carbon economy.

19 January 2016