Richard Barker

Richard Barker is a climate advocate – see his TEDx on the analogy with slavery (

  • raj thamotheram
    Opinion Pieces

    Long-term matters: Exxon’s AGM – can investors learn from the slave trade?

    June 2019 (Magazine)

    English evangelical protestants allied with the Quakers initiated the campaign to abolish the UK slave trade in the early nineteenth century. Two centuries later, the Vatican has said that climate change is a “moral and religious imperative for humanity”. Will the fate of fossil fuel companies be defined by public, sovereign and religious investors? And can other investors watch from the sidelines?