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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:


13 September 2021

Activists are not the enemy

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

As a former public interest environmental lawyer, I have been astonished by recent public attacks on “environmentalists”, attributing to them incredible levels of political power and influence.

In an opinion piece in the Business Day on 23 August, coal executive Vuslat Bayoglu writes that there is “a new... continued

9 September 2021

2021 AGM Roundup 2: 28 June – 25 August 2021

Just Share has attended the following virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) since 28 June 2021 (and since our AGM Roundup 1):

  1. Pick n Pay Stores Limited: 28 June
  2. Ninety One Limited: 4 August
  3. Investec Limited: 5 August
  4. Naspers Limited: 25 August
  5. Mr Price Limited: 25 August

We asked a total of 18 questions relating to inequality (wage gaps and income inequality),... 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.