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dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-25T17:43:10Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationNguyen, J. (2018). Shareholder Activism On Climate Change: Evidence From Shareholder Resolutions Filed Against Canadian Oil, Gas, Utility And Pipeline Companies (Unpublished report). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/109766
dc.description.abstractShareholders play an important role in corporate governance and are increasingly concerned about the impacts of climate change. This paper examines shareholder activism – in the form of shareholder resolutions – on climate change and how companies disclose climate change-related information. I compile shareholder resolutions on Canadian oil, gas, utility and pipeline companies from 1987-2018 and how investors voted on those resolutions. I also examine climate change-related corporate disclosure from 2013-2017. Climate change received the greatest number of shareholder resolutions, many of which asked for disclosure and focussed on carbon asset risk. Larger companies were targeted and resolutions were filed by environmental, social and governance funds, faith-based organizations and financial institutions. The response of institutional investors to these resolutions has varied. Standardization of corporate social responsibility reports using the Global Reporting Initiative has fallen over the reporting period, although CDP scores remain consistent. My study provides recommendations for better disclosure practices.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleShareholder Activism On Climate Change: Evidence From Shareholder Resolutions Filed Against Canadian Oil, Gas, Utility And Pipeline Companies
dc.typereport
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultyHaskayne School of Business
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineering
dc.publisher.facultyLaw
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.date.embargolift2999-01-01
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/36025
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary


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