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, March 18, 2019
Shareholders Silenced — Banks Evade Responsibility for Climate Impacts
Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs , two banks with major investment and loan portfolios in fossil fuel projects, filed motions to exclude from their proxies a climate related shareholder resolution. The resolutions ask them to reduce the full carbon footprint of their loan and investment portfolios in...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Proxy Preview 2019 Reveals Intensified Shareholder Pressure on Corporations Across a Wide Range of ESG Issues
Proxy Preview 2019 , released today by As You Sow, Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, offers a comprehensive look at nearly 400 shareholder resolutions filed on environmental, social, and sustainable governance (ESG) issues. Of the 400, 303 are now headed for votes at...
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Newswire article
Friday, February 22, 2019
Trump Administration Defies Auto Industry Progress and Abandons CAFE Talks With California
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it has decided to scrap negotiations with California over the president’s plan to undo nationally agreed upon fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. This announcement sets the stage for one of its most consequential climate-policy...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
100 Most Overpaid CEOs Report Shows Sharp Increase in Shareholder Opposition by Many Large Funds
As You Sow released today its “The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel?” report , focusing on the nexus between overpaid CEOs of the S&P 500, and the failure of many pension and mutual funds to hold companies accountable for excessive compensation. This report marks...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Clean Energy Stocks Prove Resilient Amidst Market Jitters, Alphabet Tops Updated Clean200 List
As You Sow and Corporate Knights released today its sixth update of the Carbon Clean 200™ , a list of the 200 publicly traded companies that are leading the way among their global peers to a clean energy future. Key findings include: Clean200 outperformed the S&P Global 1200 Energy Index with a...
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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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