European Responsible Investment Network


Our European network brings together 40 organisations across 12 countries that are committed to a sustainable investment system. Network members work together to encourage large investors like pension funds to adopt better investment practices. Members also use shareholder activism to influence corporate behaviour.

By being part of the network, members can share knowledge, develop joint projects, and work together to champion sustainable and responsible investment in Europe.


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The newsletter covers news from members and highlights key conversations on Responsible Investment happening in Europe.

Campaign resources

A guide to shareholder rights across six European countries

To support shareholder activism across Europe, ShareAction has compiled an overview of shareholder rights in six different countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK.


Case Study: Schyssta Pensioner – the Swedish campaign for fair pensions

Since 2012 a coalition of Swedish civil society organisations has campaigned for better sustainability rules for Swedish state pension funds, aiming to ensure that the institutions invest in a socially and environmentally responsible way.


Case Study: Successful shareholder resolutions force BP and Shell to give climate change a #SeatAtTheTable

Shareholder resolutions, co-ordinated by the ‘Aiming for A’ investor coalition, with support from ShareAction and ClientEarth, got the overwhelming support of shareholders in 2015, mandating the energy giants to disclose their businesses’ risks against climate change



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Sunniva Silseth Gautvik

Sunniva Silseth Gautvik

Manager - European Civil Society Networks