CCLA has engaged with public policy makers in a variety of ways during the reporting year.
Alongside the Church Investors Group we drafted a submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee. This highlighted:
- The disparity between company reporting about the extent of modern slavery in their supply chains and research by civil society and academics.
- That collaborative action by companies provides the best examples of real progress being made in supply chains and that government should play a role to help foster this collaboration.
- The need for a centralised repository for slavery and human trafficking statements and a strong Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
The full submission can be found at https://churchinvestorsgroup.org.uk/submission-to-modern-slavery-inquiry/
Helen Wildsmith, CCLA’s Stewardship Director for Climate Change, promoted the Powering Past Coal initiative on a panel at COP 24 with Claire Perry, Minister of State at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Catherine McKenna, the Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. The initiative is working with EU and OECD countries to encourage them to phase out unabated coal-fired electricity generation no later than 2030, with the rest of the world no later than 2050 to limit global warming and the impacts of climate change. Further details can be found at: https://poweringpastcoal.org/about.
CCLA continues to support IIGCC's Public Policy Programme and endorsed a number of initiatives during the year. This included signing the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change which called upon all governments to implement the actions needed under the 2015 Paris Agreement.