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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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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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Hydraulic Fracturing Scorecard: Concerns Remain Regarding Disclosure of Water and Chemicals Management
Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and investment advisory firm Boston Common Asset Management released today Disclosing the Facts 2019: Transparency and Risk in Water & Chemicals Management for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations . This report is the next installment in a series of scorecard...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Chevron-Anadarko Acquisition Signals Coming Changes in the Oil & Gas Industry
Chevron announced Friday an intent to acquire Anadarko Petroleum, an exploration and production (“E&P”) oil and gas company. The Chevron-Anadarko deal comes at a time when climate-related concerns are raising hard questions about the oil and gas industry. As climate change reduces demand for...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Investors Support Green New Deal’s Call for Climate Action
Today, a group of more than 50 investors representing more than $60 billion in assets under management sent a letter to all 535 Members of Congress expressing support of the Green New Deal’s urgent call to action on climate change. The investor letter, led by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Trump’s Executive Orders Seek to Expedite Pipelines, Energy Infrastructure
The Trump administration continues to drive the country backward with an announcement that it will sign a number of executive orders attempting to foist unwanted oil and gas pipelines on states and localities. The executive orders attempt to reduce states’ ability to protect citizens from water...
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