Investor Advocates for Social Justice


15th of September 2023

IASJ Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2023                                             – Aaron Acosta Today marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage month, and IASJ wants to celebrate and honor our Hispanic and Latinx brothers and sisters who have played a fundamental […]

5th of July 2023

Shifting Gears Part II: The EV Circular Economy and Alternatives

The global transition to electric vehicles (EV) has been supported as a critical component of combatting the climate crisis. By the year 2030, industry analysts predict there will be at least 145 million EVs on the road globally. However, the EV shift has led to serious environmental and human rights violations, putting the sustainability of […]

14th of June 2023

Shifting Gears Part II: Labor Rights in the U.S. EV Transition

Source: Catalyzed by new legislation, the transition to electric vehicle (EV) and EV battery manufacturing has gained significant traction in the US. The onshoring of EV and EV battery manufacturing has created new jobs in the US automotive industry, already one of the country’s largest, with an estimated 4.3 million employees. Of those, more […]

15th of May 2023

Chevron’s “Racial Equity Audit” Fails to Satisfy Shareholders’ Request

Originally published on the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility website. View post here.  Audit developed in response to a shareholder proposal fails to address key concerns on environmental racism and discrimination. NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, MAY 8TH, 2023 – Faith-based investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and shareholders of Chevron ($CVX) today […]

Article tags: , , ,

8th of May 2023

Tesla’s Shareholders Call to Prevent Child Labor and Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Requested report would specify if and how Tesla plans to implement supply chain tracing and concrete steps to ensure full supply chain transparency.  ** Originally published on 2 May 2023 on As You Sow’s press release page ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear,, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—MAY 2, 2023—Tesla shareholders will have the […]

27th of April 2023

As War Leads to More Orders, Weapons Makers Should Embrace Human Rights

Photo by Edgar Serrano on Unsplash  * Originally published on Forum on the Arms Trade’s “Looking Ahead Blog” found here: by Aaron A. Acosta and Jeff Abramson 27 April 2023 In the coming month, shareholders at major U.S. defense manufacturers will again recommend that the companies consider human rights in their business decisions. This time, the companies should […]

11th of April 2023

Shifting Gears Part II: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Mining in the U.S.

The transition to green energy technologies, like electric vehicles (EVs), will require a massive amount of transition minerals. EV’s require, on average, six times the mineral inputs of conventional cars. For example, the International Energy Agency predicts, that under the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS),[1] between 2020 and 2040, demand for lithium will increase by 43 […]

17th of December 2022

Shifting Gears Part II: International Human Rights Violations

In preparation for the campaign launch of “Shifting Gears Part II: Human Rights in the EV Value Chain,” Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is releasing an educational blog series to highlight salient human rights risks implicated in the electric vehicle (EV) transition. Read the first installment here. Although the EV transition has been viewed […]

15th of December 2022

Amazon Shareholders File Resolution For Independent Customer Due Diligence Report

Amazon Shareholders File Resolution For Independent Customer Due Diligence Report This morning, Amazon shareholders led by American Baptist Home Mission Societies filed a resolution for the business to commission an independent, third-party report of Amazon’s customer due diligence processes, known in other sectors as “Know Your Customer (KYC)” due diligence. Shareholders will have the opportunity […]

16th of November 2022

Microsoft Pledges to Improve Lobbying Disclosures in Agreement with Investors

November 16, 2022 Advocates withdraw lobbying alignment proposal in consideration of Microsoft’s commitments Investor advocates have reached an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to withdraw a shareholder proposal requesting evaluation of the company’s lobbying activities, in consideration of a new commitment from Microsoft to advance its disclosures and value-alignment practices surrounding political engagement. The proposal was […]