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Institutional investors reject Sasol’s climate plan

Institutional investors reject Sasol’s climate plan


Six major South African institutional investors have said that Sasol ’s climate change plan is not comprehensive enough and that the company’s plans do not align with the Paris climate agreements.

Institutional investors reject Sasol ’s climate plan

The six — Old Mutual, Sanlam, Abax Investments, Coronation, AEON Investment Management and Mergence Investment Managers — co-filed a shareholder resolution for the upcoming Sasol annual general meeting that will be held on November 27, “seeking greater transparency from the company on how its long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy and executive rewards align with the Paris Climate Agreement.”

“This collaboration also marks the arrival of a new era of active ownership and responsible investment, and it is very encouraging to see the SA investor community demonstrate this kind of leadership,” she said.

This is not the first time Sasol shareholders published their concerns regarding the company’s long term plans to transition to a low carbon economy.

The investor group says it plans to engage with the Sasol board further regarding the company’s environmental disclosures in the coming months.

Read more: Mail & Guardian

TBakerDavies Companies like Sasol are a liability looking at the data backed prediction of climate change related risks. Investors are rightfully risk averse. We recommend to pull out and invest in renewables. Huge growth, new jobs for all, little risk. Because we are still trying to make jobs for the Hungry marginalized , Paris and co are eating as we speak

Sasol just has to keep on producing fossil fuel and create more jobs for people and not worry about climate change

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