BP pledges to align its business with global climate goals

(Climate Action, 1 Feb 2019) BP has announced its pledge to disclose how its strategy will align with the Paris climate goals.

The oil and gas company have announced they will support a call from a group of institutional investors for the company to broaden its corporate reporting to describe how its strategy is consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Investor participants of the Climate Action 100+ imitative have proposed a resolution to be put to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2019. 

The resolution, developed through the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) corporate engagement group, will also require BP to set out how the company evaluates the consistency of each new material capital investment with the goals of the Paris Agreement

Stephanie Pfeifer, a member of the global Climate Action 100+ steering committee and CEO of the IIGCC, explains: “Investors are helping ensure climate change is firmly on the boardroom agenda, which is especially important for the oil and gas sector. It’s encouraging to see major companies such as BP moving in the right direction. Global carbon emissions need to be reduced urgently and investors expect other companies in the sector to follow suit.”

Separately, BP today also announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions have now been included as a factor in the reward of 36,000 employees across the Group and around the world, including executive directors.

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Climate Action, 1 Feb 2019: BP pledges to align its business with global climate goals