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.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
P&G Shareholders Send Resounding Message Calling for Diversity Disclosure
Today, Procter & Gamble shareholders sent a resounding message with a 37% vote supporting an As You Sow shareholder resolution calling for diversity disclosure. Investors are asking Procter & Gamble for goals, metrics, and trends related to its promotion, recruitment, and retention of...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
JPMorgan Chase Announces Climate Commitment, Investor Questions Remain
JPMorgan Chase Tuesday announced it is adopting “a financing commitment that is aligned to the goals of the Paris Agreement.” In its online statement and supplemental FAQ , the bank states achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is an important goal and that the company intends to help its clients...
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Monday, September 21, 2020
Morgan Stanley Commitments to Reach Net-Zero Financed Emissions by 2050
Morgan Stanley today announced a commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. In its press statement, the company acknowledged its responsibility to take action to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future, noting that it is developing the tools and methodologies needed to...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Packing Winds of 150 Miles Per Hour, Hurricane Laura Slams U.S. Oil Heartland
Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday near the Texas-Louisiana border in the heartland of American oil refining and petrochemical production. The storm came ashore as a Category 4 with sustained winds of around 150 mph, taking direct aim at America’s petrochemical hub , an area with more...
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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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