As You Sow

As You Sow is the nation’s non-profit leader in shareholder advocacy. Founded in 1992, we harness shareholder power to create lasting change that benefits people, planet, and profit.

Our mission is to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Citigroup and Bank of America Join Morgan Stanley in Commitment to Publicly Disclose GHG Emissions From Loans and Investments
Citi and Bank of America announced Wednesday they will join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials , a global framework for financial institutions to measure and disclose the emissions from their lending and investment portfolios. Last week, Morgan Stanley became the first global U.S...
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Morgan Stanley Set to Become First U.S. Bank to Publicly Disclose How Much Its Loans and Investments Contribute to Climate Change
Today, Morgan Stanley announced it will become the “first U.S.-based global bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and its Steering Committee as part of the firm’s commitment to measuring and disclosing its approach to climate change risk and opportunity.” PCAF...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Companies Fail to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis, Report Finds No Corporate Leaders, Many Laggards
Today, As You Sow released its Waste & Opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership report analyzing the actions, or inactions, of 50 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing companies to reduce plastic pollution. In the face of growing worldwide concern about ocean plastic pollution, the...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Shareholders Raise Alarm: Petrochemical Investments Are a Risky Bet
Today, at the annual meetings of two fossil fuel majors, 46% of investors voted to support a shareholder resolution at Chevron and 25% at Exxon , according to preliminary results announced at the meeting. The proposals, filed by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow , ask Exxon and Chevron to...
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Fink Thinks BlackRock Already 'Operates in Accordance' With New Purpose of a Corporation
At the BlackRock annual general meeting today, shareholders asked the world’s largest asset manager for a plan on how they are planning to implement the Business Roundtable’s “ New Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation .” The preliminary vote earned 3.85%, which exceeds the threshold needed to...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Shareholders Urge JPMorgan Chase to Reduce Climate Impacts of Financing
Shareholders today sent a strong message of concern to JPMorgan Chase about its outsize support of fossil fuels in the face of catastrophic climate risk. The preliminary vote came in this morning showing just under 50% of voters supported a pioneering shareholder resolution asking the U.S. banking...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Two Historic Majority Shareholder Votes Move the Needle on Human Capital Management Disclosures
This week, As You Sow received historically high majority votes on shareholder resolutions filed with Fastenal (61 percent) and Genuine Parts (79 percent). Both resolutions asked the companies’ board of directors to issue a report to shareholders describing the policies, performance, and...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Shareholder’s Concern Escalates With Latest Report Showing 40% Increase in Banks’ Funding of Fossil Fuels
The 2020 report Banking on Climate Change released today demonstrates that banks are fueling catastrophic warming of the globe. Danielle Fugere, President of As You Sow, said: “Despite the global need to decrease climate change emissions — or face devastating and catastrophic climate impacts —...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
CEO Pay Rises Faster Than Workers’ Pay Despite Investor Pressure and Lagging Financial Returns
As You Sow today released its sixth annual The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? report , focusing on the nexus between overpaid CEOs of the S&P 500, and the failure of many pension and financial fund managers to hold companies accountable for excessive compensation...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
JPMorgan Chase to Announce Restrictions on Coal and Arctic Oil and Gas Funding
JPMorgan Chase will reportedly announce today a number of policies to increase restrictions on global coal funding and to end direct project funding of Arctic oil and gas projects. JPMorgan Chase, which has steadfastly remained the largest funder of fossil fuels despite long-standing climate...
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