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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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21 January 2021

Breaking the grip of the boys’ club

This article, by Tracey Davies, was first published in the Financial Mail on 21 January 2021.

Institutions such as the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank warn of the outsize impact Covid-19 has had on women.

Women make up 39% of employed people globally but are estimated to account for 54% of job losses. They are more likely to work in hard-hit industries such as... continued

17 December 2020

Bank bonuses screw the planet

This article, by Tracey Davies, was first published in the Financial Mail on 17 December 2020.

Have you ever been at a hospital smoking area and been shocked to see a patient in a wheelchair, hooked up to drips and an oxygen machine, puffing away at a cigarette?

In the context of climate change, that patient is the planet — and our banks are lighting the cigarette.

Saturday December 12... continued

26 November 2020

Pay rules are ripe for an overhaul

This article, by Tracey Davies, was first published in the Financial Mail on 26 November 2020.

The organisers of the 2020 summit of the US National Association of Corporate Directors made an interesting decision when they invited author Anand Giridharadas, famous for his public scorching of corporate elites, to speak at the event.

Giridharadas, true to form, lambasted members of... 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.