We are a non-profit shareholder activism organisation using responsible investment and sustainable finance to drive urgent action to combat climate change and reduce inequality.
We are a non-profit shareholder activism organisation using responsible investment and sustainable finance to drive urgent action to combat climate change and reduce inequality.

We believe that the financial sector has the power to contribute to a more just, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Combating climate change and transforming our energy system are key to tackling unacceptable and unsustainable levels of inequality.

Inequality in South Africa has for decades been the subject of extensive research and analysis, but dominant narratives in the public domain are often still based on misconceptions about the drivers of inequality.

Evidence demonstrates that labour market inequality (i.e. wage gaps) is overwhelmingly the largest contributor to income inequality in the country. Listed companies must end their resistance to wage gap disclosure and take responsibility for the role they have played in maintaining SA’s position as one of the most unequal countries on earth.

Access to information requests reveal extensive corporate climate lobbying & dismal record-keeping on private sector engagements with government

International research has identified corporate climate lobbying in South Africa as a significant threat to effective national climate change policy. ‘Corporate climate lobbying’ refers to efforts by the fossil fuel industry and its industry...

Corporate SA must step up to tackle income inequality

In 1998, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommended steps the business sector should take to bridge the gaping chasm between the rich and poor. Volume 5 of the TRC’s report emphasised that...

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Briefing on FirstRand’s 2023 climate-related disclosures

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Polluters won’t pay: compliance & enforcement void in the Climate Change Bill & draft carbon budget regulations

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How cool is your bank?

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Comments on the Companies Amendment Bill, 2023 [B27-2023]

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Just Share opposes Sasol’s appeal against compliance with air pollution laws

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Vertical pay gaps at JSE-listed companies

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Briefing on FirstRand’s 2023 climate-related disclosures

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Polluters won’t pay: compliance & enforcement void in the Climate Change Bill & draft carbon budget regulations

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How cool is your bank?

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Comments on the Companies Amendment Bill, 2023 [B27-2023]

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Just Share opposes Sasol’s appeal against compliance with air pollution laws

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Vertical pay gaps at JSE-listed companies

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