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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Tuesday, May 04, 2021
98% of Shareholders Want GE to Take Climate Action
Today, a resounding 98% of investors voted for a shareholder resolution at General Electric’s annual meeting, according to preliminary numbers. The resolution asks GE to report on whether and how it plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its businesses and products by 2050...
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Friday, April 23, 2021
Twitter Commits to Set Science-Based Climate Target
Twitter announced Thursday in a tweet , a pledge to join the Science Based Targets Initiative and adopt a clearly defined pathway for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s net-zero goal. With this commitment, Twitter follows other large tech companies including...
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Thursday, April 01, 2021
SEC Rules Chevron Must Allow Shareholder Proposal Asking for Transparent Accounting of Net-Zero Impacts
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has upheld As You Sow’s shareholder proposal asking Chevron for clear and transparent accounting of how a net-zero greenhouse gas by 2050 scenario will affect its operations and performance. The proposal requests that Chevron issue an audited report...
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Monday, March 22, 2021
$52 Trillion Investor Coalition Release Net-Zero Ratings for Biggest Global Polluters
Today, Climate Action 100+ (CA100) released an assessment of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) polluting companies for progress against its Net-Zero Company Benchmark . The steering committee of CA100 , a global investor coalition that has grown to more than 540 investors managing more than $52...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
SEC Sides With Exxon to Deny Shareholder Vote on Stranded Asset Risk
Tuesday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed ExxonMobil to reject a shareholder request for clear and targeted reporting on if and how it intends to reduce the risk of stranded assets related to its petrochemical investments like plastics, especially in consideration of the...
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Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Valero Aligns Executive Compensation With Climate Targets
Valero has introduced a new “Energy Transition performance measure” into its incentive compensation program for executive officers, as requested in a shareholder resolution filed by investor representative As You Sow . The first-time proposal asked the company to align its executive compensation...
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Thursday, March 04, 2021
Goldman Sachs Joins Peers With Net-Zero Climate Goal
Goldman Sachs today announced that it is joining the ranks of other major U.S. banks in committing to align its financing activities with a net-zero pathway by 2050, set interim targets by the end of 2021, and measure and disclose its progress in meeting those goals. Goldman Sachs is the fifth of...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Opposition to CEO Pay Increases Could Bring Record Votes Against Pay in Coming Proxy Season
As You Sow today released its seventh annual The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? report, focusing on how pension and financial fund managers hold companies accountable for excessive compensation. Key Takeaways: The list of the 100 Most Overpaid CEOs contains many...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Bank of America Announces Net-Zero Financing Goal
Today, Bank of America announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its financing activities by 2050 , following an earlier announcement to measure and disclose its financed emissions through the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). Bank of America...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Biden’s First Day: This Changes Everything
For nearly two years, Joe Biden has been clear with the American people about the first steps he would take if elected as the nation’s 46th president. Today, shortly after taking office, President Biden plans to take the following climate actions: Rejoin the Paris Climate Accord . Sign an executive...
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