SA faces catastrophic environmental threats, with devastating social implications: #climatechange, water scarcity, lethal air pollution & destruction of natural heritage. Corporate SA must wake up to social & environmental role
Just Share is a non-profit shareholder activism and responsible investment organisation that promotes the use of investor power for a fairer South Africa.
Our vision is of an investment system in which shareholder power is effectively deployed to ensure that companies are continuously challenged to be good corporate citizens, contributing to a just and equal society and a healthy environment.
Our mission is to advance responsible investment and stimulate active ownership to reduce inequality, prevent environmental degradation and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy by:
- Building partnerships with and enhancing collaboration between institutional investors, civil society, and individual savers.
- Providing meaningful environmental, social and governance information to investors.
- Supporting and initiating shareholder activism.
- Connecting the lived realities of ordinary South Africans with the decisions of the investor community.
The role shareholders can play in addressing inequality is starting to see some attention in South Africa - this piece considers the "living wage".
We’re delighted that SA has a new shareholder activist organisation – Just Share. Using our voice as shareholders to ensure the companies we own act transparently, ethically, and sustainably is one of the most powerful ways to ensure the economy works as it should.
Just Share will provide a public resource for responsible investors, and act as a platform and catalyst for shareholder activism, writes Tracey Davies
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South Africa is globally renowned for the development of ground-breaking corporate governance and responsible investing initiatives, like the King Report on Corporate Governance™...
Just Share is a new non-profit shareholder activism and responsible investment organisation that will promote the use of investor power for a fairer South Africa.
In SA, companies and asset managers should prepare for a more assertive and informed shareholder activism movement in the near future.