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20th of May 2024

Against Exploitative Purchasing Practices: Investors Call on Chocolate Companies to Ensure a Living Income for Cocoa Farmers

– May 20, 2024 IASJ and Investors representing more than $8.8 trillion USD are calling on chocolate companies to use their purchasing power to ensure West African cocoa farmers receive a living income for their cocoa.  Chocolate companies continue to profit off the backs of child laborers, with an estimated 1.56 million children working on […]


22nd of April 2024

IASJ Tells Banks: Stop Funding Environmental Racism

April 22, 2024 A safe, healthy, and just environment is the foundation for enjoying all human rights. As part of IASJ’s Climate + Dignity campaign, we are committed to engaging with banks to address human rights impacts associated with their financing activities.  Challenging Banks on Climate Justice Though US banks have made public commitments to tackle the […]

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16th of April 2024

Response to ADL and JLens’ Exempt Solicitations

April 16, 2024                                                                                                          […]


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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fleshmanpix/8737252530 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 […]