By Jennifer Hiller
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investors of Chevron Corp said on Wednesday they had filed annual meeting resolutions calling for the oil company to embrace greenhouse gas reductions and align its operations with the Paris climate agreement.
The effort, part of a continuing wave of climate-related proxy resolutions planned for spring 2019 annual shareholder meetings, is being led by investor groups As You Sow and Arjuna Capital. Last year, the two failed to win enough votes at Chevron on resolutions dealing with methane emissions and business risk.
They now want Chevron
Chevron did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"We filed the first carbon asset risk resolution in 2013," said Danielle Fugere, president of As You Sow. "There has been progress, but not enough."
The Paris climate agreement, adopted by almost 200 nations in 2015, set a goal of capping temperature warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) before the turn of the century.
This week, two groups of Exxon Mobil Corp
Earlier, Royal Dutch Shell
This year, As You Sow and Arjuna lost votes calling for Chevron to limit methane emissions and to adapt its business to a low carbon economy. Those resolutions received 45 percent and 8 percent support, respectively.
(Reporting by Jennifer Hiller; editing by Chris Reese)