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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Friday, November 01, 2019
Deflating Carbon Bubble Requires Oil & Gas Companies to Shrink
Today, Carbon Tracker released its Balancing the Budget report finding that companies cannot be considered “Paris-compliant” if they are sanctioning assets that would take the world past Paris limits. The report concludes that the world’s oil and gas majors must cut combined production by 35...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Gender Lens Investing Tool Adds Sustainability Report Card, Grading Funds on Climate, Deforestation, and Weapons
As You Sow, a leading non-profit promoting sustainable investing, today announced that its Gender Equality Funds investing tool has been upgraded with a first-of-its-kind sustainability report card, grading investments on six environmental and social issues including gender equality, fossil fuels,...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
20 Fossil Fuel Companies Responsible for One-Third of Total Carbon Emissions
The Guardian, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, revealed Wednesday that 20 large multinational companies are responsible for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the modern era—and these polluters are still driving the relentless climb of global...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Investment Giants BlackRock and Vanguard Fail to Live Up to Climate Commitments by Voting Against Shareholder Resolutions
Corporate governance nonprofit Majority Action released today its report analyzing asset managers’ 2019 voting records on climate-related shareholder proposals and CEO pay at energy and utility companies. The report finds that influential firms like BlackRock and Vanguard repeatedly voted with...
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Monday, September 09, 2019
Expert Report Shows High Risk for Oil Majors; Investors Demand Paris Alignment
Think-tank Carbon Tracker released its latest report Sept. 5 analyzing the degree to which oil and gas companies are continuing to invest in climate-threatening projects. The report finds that $50 billion worth of approved projects in the last year are incompatible with global climate goals. This...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Methane Regulations Shows ‘Profound Ignorance of Climate Change and State of Methane Monitoring Technology’
The Trump administration announced today a plan to do away with the regulation of methane emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will aim to eliminate federal requirements for oil and gas companies to install technology to inspect for and fix methane leaks from wells, pipelines, and...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
CEOs of World’s Largest Corporations: Shareholder Value Is No Longer Sole Objective, Overturning Milton Friedman’s Long-Standing Theory
In a 1970 Times magazine article, economist Milton Friedman stated that corporations exist solely to serve their shareholders and must maximize shareholder financial returns to the exclusion of all else. Moreover, he maintained, companies that did adopt "responsible" attitudes would be faced with...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Devon Energy Commits to Methane Target; Full Carbon Footprint Remains Large
This week Devon Energy announced a new commitment to reduce the intensity of its methane emissions from 0.32 percent in 2018 to 0.28 percent by 2025. This announcement comes recently after the company’s sale of its high-carbon oil sands assets in Canada. Shareholders have been working with Devon on...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Shareholders Strongly Support Climate Resolutions at Exxon and Chevron Annual Meetings
Today, 33% of investors at Chevron Corporation’s annual meeting voted in support of a shareholder resolution asking the company to report on how it plans to reduce its full range of greenhouse gas emissions and transition its business model to align with a decarbonizing energy market. Also today,...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Shareholders Press ExxonMobil and DowDuPont on Climate Resiliency Risks; Petrochemical Giants Double Down on Operations in Flood Zones
Shareholder proposals brought by As You Sow will challenge two of the world’s largest oil and chemical producers, ExxonMobil and DowDuPont at annual meetings on May 29 and June 25, respectively, to issue a report assessing the public health risks of expanding their petrochemical operations and...
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