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, 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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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Gender Lens Investing Tool Adds Sustainability Report Card, Grading Funds on Climate, Deforestation, and Weapons
As You Sow, a leading non-profit promoting sustainable investing, today announced that its Gender Equality Funds investing tool has been upgraded with a first-of-its-kind sustainability report card, grading investments on six environmental and social issues including gender equality, fossil fuels,...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
20 Fossil Fuel Companies Responsible for One-Third of Total Carbon Emissions
The Guardian, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, revealed Wednesday that 20 large multinational companies are responsible for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the modern era—and these polluters are still driving the relentless climb of global...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Investment Giants BlackRock and Vanguard Fail to Live Up to Climate Commitments by Voting Against Shareholder Resolutions
Corporate governance nonprofit Majority Action released today its report analyzing asset managers’ 2019 voting records on climate-related shareholder proposals and CEO pay at energy and utility companies. The report finds that influential firms like BlackRock and Vanguard repeatedly voted with...
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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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