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"This is Michael writing from ShareAction. I’m our new Shareholder Activism Coordinator and am moving full steam ahead in organising our AGM activism over the coming months.
This is beginning with training sessions for new and existing AGM activists – can you help us promote these? They are as follows:
Climate-themed: 04 April, 6-8.30pm, Waterloo
Living Wage-themed: 18 April, 12.30-2.30pm, Holborn
General Theme: 26 April, 10am-midday, King’s Cross
AGM activism is a winning tactic, and any individual can participate in it. Tesco recently committed to using 100% renewable energy and one third of the UK’s top 100 companies have become living wage employers. AGM activism played a major role in making this happen.
If you have any means through which you’d be to promote these trainings that would be brilliant. The more skilled-up AGM activists we have, the more effective responsible investment becomes, and our movement expands.
To make things easier for you, here’s some template tweets you can use:
.@ShareActionUK is holding CEOs to account through #AGMActivism on #LivingWage, #Climate & more, get involved!>> http://bit.ly/2IFEj3F
Want to ask the CEOs of top companies to pay the #Living Wage? Join @ShareActionUK's #AGMActivism >> http://bit.ly/2IFEj3F
Want to challenge the CEO of Shell in person? Come along to @ShareActionUK's #Climate themed #AGMActivism session >> http://bit.ly/2FYeURd
It would be great if you could help spread the word!
Shareholder Activism Coordinator
(Fairshare Educational Foundation)
16 Crucifix Lane, London UK, SE1 3JW
T: 020 3475 7874