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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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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Monday, December 16, 2019
Goldman Sachs Stops Funding Arctic Drilling, Prohibits Coal Plant Financing Worldwide
Goldman Sachs announced Sunday policies to increase restrictions on global coal funding, end direct project funding of Arctic oil and gas projects, while also announcing increased funding of sustainable projects. Danielle Fugere, President of As You Sow, had this to say about the announcement: “We...
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Monday, December 16, 2019
Investors Join Forces to Demand U.S. Energy Majors Align with Paris Climate Goals
Shareholder advocate As You Sow, joined by the Church Commissioners for England and other investors, filed a shareholder proposal with ExxonMobil asking the company to respond to the urgent need to align its energy business with the Paris Climate Agreement. As You Sow filed a similar proposal...
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Friday, December 13, 2019
Shareholders Call for #RebootFacebook to Put Company on Path to Democracy, Decency, and Disclosure
Shareholder advocacy non-profit As You Sow filed a comprehensive shareholder resolution today with Facebook, asking the social media giant to #RebootFacebook to bring decency, democracy, and disclosure back to the brand and all of its customers and shareowners. Investors are gravely concerned over...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Chevron to Write Down Assets by at Least $10 Billion, Elevating Investor Concern
Chevron announced Tuesday it expects to write down the value of its assets between $10 billion and $11 billion this quarter. The second-largest U.S. oil company blamed an age of abundant oil and gas, saying its holdings won’t be profitable anytime soon. Spanish oil and gas company Repsol announced...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Judge Ruling in Exxon Case ‘Sends a Very Dangerous Signal to Companies’
A New York judge today ruled that ExxonMobil was not guilty of misleading investors when it stated to investors that it used one cost of carbon in approving oil and gas projects, while using different and lower costs. “The judge’s ruling is inexplicable,” said Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow. “When...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
Shareholders Urge 5 Major U.S. Banks to Act on Climate
A coalition of investors — Walden Asset Management, Presbyterian Church USA, and First Affirmative Financial Network — led by shareholder advocate As You Sow recently filed climate-focused resolutions with a large segment of the U.S. banking industry, including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo...
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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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