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Just Share is a non-profit shareholder activism organisation. We believe that responsible investment is necessary to create a just, inclusive and sustainable economy.

We use research, engagement, advocacy and activism to drive urgent action to combat climate change and reduce inequality.

Our work focuses on three key ESG issues:

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19 May 2022

Thungela Resources Limited: briefing ahead of AGM on 24 May 2022

Thungela Resources Limited’s (Thungela’s) first suite of annual reports contains a multitude of misleading claims relating to climate science, energy security and poverty alleviation, the viability and affordability of so-called “clean coal” and carbon capture and storage, and the company’s impacts on people and the environment.

Thungela has no... continued

12 May 2022

SA’s two-faced energy transition

This article was first published in the Financial Mail on 12 May 2022.

On May 5, two keynote speeches at opposite ends of the country presented two not only different, but completely incompatible visions for the just transition to a low-carbon future. Both visions are supported by the government. This consistently inconsistent messaging from within the Cabinet is a key reason for... continued

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What is responsible investment?

Responsible investment means making investment decisions with a focus not simply on short-term financial gain, but on long-term value creation. It involves an investment approach that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into financial analysis and decision-making: i.e., it is premised on the belief that the concept of “value” in the investment system must extend beyond financial returns, to encompass the impacts of a company’s operations on the environment within which it operates and the people who work for it and who are affected by it.

What is shareholder activism?

Shareholder activism refers to the ways in which shareholders in a company can exercise their rights as partial owners of that company to influence management to behave in a particular way. The steps taken can range from engaging with management in private, to the use of shareholder resolutions and litigation to force changes in company behaviour.