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Advocacy Matters

21st of February 2024

The Faceless Workforce: Child Labor in the US and the Way Forward

Welcome to Advocacy Matters, a monthly column where IASJ staff members will be publishing opinion pieces about current events, human rights, environmental issues, and corporate controversies. At IASJ, we believe that, in the pursuit of social justice, advocacy matters. Advocates champion the cause of human rights and equitable economies for all. In this new monthly […]

6th of February 2024

IASJ Urges Shareholders to Support Tyson Proposal to End Illegal Child Labor

February 6, 2024 On February 8, 2024, Tyson Foods’ investors will decide whether or not to support a shareholder proposal calling on the Company to end illegal child labor within its value chain. The proposal, filed by the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS) and six faith-based co-filers, asks the Company to commission an independent, […]

14th of November 2023

Statement on the Israel-Hamas Conflict, International Humanitarian Law, and Investor Responsibility

November 4, 2023 – Investor Advocates for Social Justice As Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ), we remain unwavering in our dedication to promoting peace, justice, and responsible investment. Our identity is firmly rooted in the rich soil of our history, where our predecessors, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (Tri-CRI), set a precedent for […]

24th of October 2023

IASJ 2023 Proxy Season in Review

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 […]

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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,, 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 […]