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Press Releases

2016

 

13th December 2016 | Robust Safeguards Needed in Sky – 21st Century Fox Deal to Protect Public Shareholders, says LAPFF

 

22nd Sept 2016 | LAPFF Welcomes DCLG Guidance on Investment Regulations on ESG, fund autonomy, and the role of the Scheme Advisory Board

 

1 Sept 2016 | "Disregard the FRC. The government did not back the financial regulator" says LAPFF to Chairs of FTSE 350 companies

 

23rd August 2016 | LAPFF Supports Human Capital Resolution at Sports Direct

 

21st July 2016 | Why a 2°C business model is less risky than ‘business-as-usual’ for oil companies

 

5th June 2016 | LAPFF advises rejecting WPP Remuneration Report

 

6th May 2016 | Rio Tinto strategic resilience: highest level of support to date

 

14th Apr 2016 | Climate risk transparency goes to the vote at Rio Tinto

 

1st Feb 2016 | Unprecedented investor call for climate risk transparency from mining giants.

 

 

2015

18th Nov 2015 | LAPFF engagement cited as factor in ST Engineering decision to axe Cluster Munitions

 

28th Sept 2015 | LAPFF calls for mandatory carbon reporting by companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

 

1st Sept 2015 | LAPFF Calls on MEPS to Safeguard Shareholders and Block Defective Banks’ Accounting Standard Further Legal Opinion from Bompas QC Challenges FRC Position


27th July 2015 | LAPFF Joins Investor Clinical Trials Initiative

Investor Pressure Grows for Transparency from Pharmacaeutical Companies

 

15th May 2015 | The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum is advocating a Yes Vote on Resolutions 7 & 8 going before the Chevron Corporation AGM on 27th May.

 

March 31st 2015 | Institutional Investors Declare Support for Vote at April BP AGM,Momentum Builds Behind ‘Aiming for A’ Climate Resolution

 

January 29th 2015 |  ‘Aiming for A’ Investor Coalition Welcomes Shell Response- Shell Board Advises Decision to Support Shareholder Resolution on Climate Change at 2015 AGM

 

January 29th 2015 | LAPFF Welcomes Shell Board Support for 2015 AGM Resolution

 



2014

November 19th | LAPFF Recommends Oppose Vote on James Murdoch at BSkyB AGM. The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) is recommending an Oppose Vote on the re-election of James Murdoch to the BSkyB board at the AGM scheduled for 21st November in London.

 

November 12th 2014 | Media Release-Investor Statement-G20 Tax Reform. Investor group backs OECD, calls for modernisation of the global tax system and transparency and disclosure around  taxation governance on a country by country basis.

 

August 2014 | Major institutional investors call on UK government an EC to reconsider fault-lines in international financial reporting standards

 

August 2014 | The FRC’s “True and Fair” paper (June 2014) falls short – A long-term shareholder perspective

 

June 2014 |  LAPFF Recommends Oppose Vote for Sports Direct Bonus Share Scheme

 

June 2014 | LAPFF Advocates AGM No Vote on WPP Remuneration

 

June 2014 | Investing4Growth Announces £152M Commitment to Impact Investments

 

June 2014 | Investing4Growth Concluding Statement

 

May 2014 | LAPFF Advocates Oppose Vote on Glencore Xstrata Chair

 

April 2014 | Governance Questions Remain at Barclays - Local Authority Pension Fund Forum seeks clarity on how board is run

 

March 2014 | LAPFF Member Funds & US Teamsters Union co-sponsor shareholder resolution at National Express AGM

 

February 2014 | LAPFF supports Legal and General Diversity Initiatives

 

January 2014 | LAPFF calls on the FRC to implement Sharman recommendations


 

2013

Dec 2013 | LAPFF Wants Asset Owner Input

One step forward, two steps back

 

October 2013 | Shareholders return to insist on corporate governance reforms at Twenty-First Century Fox

 

August 2013 | LAPFF joins investors to press US and Canada on tax disclosure by extractive companies

 

July 2013 | After four years, LAPFF returns to M&S AGM

 

June 2013 | Leading Counsel confirms substantial legal problems with accounting standards

Bompas QC Opinion on International Financial Reporting Standards


June 2013 | LAPFF members to oppose WPP pay


May 2013 | LAPFF co-signs investor statement on worker safety in Bangladesh


May 2013 |LAPFF calls for the split of Chairman and CEO roles at JP Morgan


May 2013 | LAPFF continues push for remuneration reform

 

April 2013 | LAPFF opposes Barclays accounts

 

April 2013 | National Express Investor statement


April 2013 | LAPFF calls for improved employment policies at National Express

 

April 2013 | LAPFF to oppose Astrazeneca remuneration report

 

April 2013 | New LAPFF members

 

March 2013 | LAPFF calls for overhaul of executive pay practices

 

2012

September 2012 | Support for governance reform at News Corp grows

 

July 2012 | Major investors seek governance reform at News Corp

 

June 2012 | LAPFF calls on Barclays to claw-back bonuses in response to LIBOR

 

May 2012 | LAPFF members raise accounting concerns with banks


April 2012 | LAPFF to oppose Barclays remuneration report

 

April 2012 | Pension funds report on engagement activity

 

April 2012 | LAPFF welcomes BSkyB board changes

 

February 2012 | LAPFF backs 30% Club Investor Group

 

2011

Accounting failures helped create the crisis

 

Pension funds seek distance between BSkyB and hacking scandal

 

News Corp must respond to AGM vote say pension funds

 

Pension funds want a line drawn under hacking scandal

 

2010

Pension fund guide to climate change released

 

LAPFF challenges Pernod Ricard over voting rights

 

Vedanta highlights why ESG issues matter to investors

 

LAPFF pushes audit reform agenda

 

 

 

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