Investor Advocates for Social Justice

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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 […]

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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, sspear@asyousow.org, 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: https://www.forumarmstrade.org/blog/as-war-leads-to-more-orders-weapons-makers-should-embrace-human-rights 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 critical 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 […]


11th of October 2022

Shifting Gears Part II: Human Rights in the EV Value Chain

Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is using our voice as faith-based and responsible investors to engage with portfolio companies in the automotive sector. Building upon our 2020 capstone report, Shifting Gears: Accelerating Human Rights in the Auto Sector, IASJ is launching a new phase of our campaign to address human rights in the electric […]


11th of July 2022

IASJ Publishes Guidelines for Collaborating with Impacted Stakeholders

July 11, 2022 Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) and other faith-based investors have a long history of working with communities, workers, civil society groups, and other stakeholders impacted by corporate activity to reduce harm on people and the planet. Collaboration with these impacted stakeholder groups continues to serve as an essential part of IASJ’s […]

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17th of May 2022

IASJ is Hiring!

Program Associate Job Description Summary The Program Associate will work closely with both the Executive Director and supervising manager to support IASJ’s shareholder advocacy campaigns and operations. An ideal candidate will possess an understanding of business and human rights, social justice advocacy, responsible investing, and/or the corporate social responsibility field. The Program Associate will support […]

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