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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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17 January 2022

Opportunity to join Just Share’s board of directors

Applications close: 31 January 2022

Just Share is a non-profit shareholder activism organisation, and the only organisation in South Africa dedicated to using responsible investment and sustainable finance as mechanisms to advance social and environmental justice.

We believe that responsible investment is necessary to create a just, inclusive and sustainable... continued

15 December 2021

Non-executive director recruitment, AGM Roundup 3, & happy holidays!

AGM Roundup

Just Share has attended, and asked questions at, the following virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) since 15 November 2021 (and since our AGM Roundup 2):

  1. Sasol Limited, 19 November
  2. Woolworths Holdings Limited, 24 November
  3. FirstRand Limited, 1 December

At these AGMs, we asked a total of 13 questions relating to inequality (wage gaps and... continued

9 December 2021

Shell – the devil and the deep blue sea

This article was first published in the Financial Mail on 9 December 2021.

On December 2, activists and citizens in the UK celebrated the announcement that Shell has pulled out of the Cambo oilfield project near the Shetland Islands. At the same time, activists and citizens in SA awaited judgment in an urgent interdict application brought by environmental groups to prevent... 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.