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, February 01, 2019
BP to Support Investor Resolution on Climate, but Will Announcement Be Followed With 'Concrete, Bold Action'?
BP announced today that it will support a resolution from investors of the Climate Action 100+ initiative asking the company to broaden its corporate reporting to describe how its strategy is consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The energy giant said the BP board has decided to support...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Exxon Supports Responsible Methane Regulation in the Face of Proposed EPA Rollback
In the final week for public comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to roll back existing methane regulations, ExxonMobil submitted a formal comment supporting the need for strong methane policy. This action came two weeks after the company received a letter sent on behalf...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Xcel Energy — First U.S. Utility to Set 100% Carbon Reduction Target
Xcel Energy took an important step Tuesday to act on the dire problem of climate change, announcing that it will reduce its carbon emissions 100% by 2050, with an interim target of 80% by 2030. As You Sow fully supports this ground-breaking step. Lila Holzman, energy program manager of As You Sow,...
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Friday, October 26, 2018
A Big Push in the Right Direction’ — European Parliament Approves Restrictions on Use of Antibiotics on Farm Animals
In an effort to halt the spread of deadly antibiotic resistant “superbugs,” the European parliament approved Thursday restrictions on the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food. The legislation goes far beyond current U.S. protections. Effective in 2022, the legislation bans the use of...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
New York Sues Exxon, Alleging Company Deceived Shareholders on Climate Change
New York’s attorney general announced Wednesday the filing of a lawsuit against ExxonMobil alleging the company defrauded shareholders by downplaying the risk of climate change. Danielle Fugere, president of As You Sow, made the following statement: “In times of market disruption there will be...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Trump Administration’s Plan to Roll Back Methane Rules ‘Demonstrates Profound Ignorance of Climate Change’
Today, the Trump administration announced its plan to weaken existing methane regulations, easing requirements for the oil and gas industry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would reduce the frequency of monitoring methane emissions from gas and oil wells, increasing the risk of...
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Friday, September 07, 2018
Shareholders Must Demand Oil & Gas Companies Implement Paris Compliant Plans
Today’s release of “ 2020: A Clear Vision for Paris Compliant Shareholder Engagement ” lays out a clear plan for shareholders to move oil & gas companies to transition to 2 degree-compliant business models. As You Sow, a leading shareholder advocacy organization, which filed the first stranded...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
New Report on Reducing End of the Line Natural Gas Emissions from As You Sow
Shareholder advocate As You Sow today released a report outlining how natural gas providers can reduce methane emissions from their distribution systems, an often overlooked segment of the natural gas supply chain. The End of the Line focuses on natural gas suppliers that commonly contribute to...
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