Investor Advocates for Social Justice


19th of May 2020

Amazon Proposal Highlights Human Rights Risks of Surveillance Tech

A shareholder proposal filed at Amazon by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood is going to a vote at the company’s annual general meeting on May 27, 2020. The proposal requests that Amazon assess its process for customer due diligence to determine whether customers’ use of its surveillance and computer vision products or cloud-base […]

14th of April 2020

IASJ Encourages Companies to Focus on Equity & Justice in Covid-19 Response

Investors are concerned about the impacts of coronavirus on their investment portfolios, but also on communities, workers, and society. In this unprecedented moment, companies often find themselves balancing competing short-term and financial priorities with the well-being of their employees. In some instances, this has resulted in employees placed at risk of contracting coronavirus because they […]

24th of March 2020

Investors to Vote on Human Rights Proposals at GM, Lear, and Tesla this Proxy Season

As part of the Shifting Gears initiative with the automotive industry, Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) Affiliates filed shareholder proposals on human rights topics with five automotive companies this proxy season. Three of these proposals at General Motors, Lear Corporation, and Tesla, Inc, will be going to a vote at annual shareholder meetings this […]

Article tags: , , , , , , , , ,

3rd of February 2020

59.68% Independent Support for Human Rights Proposal at Tyson

Update: The Human Rights Due Diligence proposal received 14.58% support overall at the Tyson AGM this year. Excluding the influence of the Tyson Limited Partnership, 59.68% of independent shareholders voted in support of the proposal, representing a majority. Tyson Shareholders Urged to Vote FOR Human Rights Due Diligence Proposal February 3, 2020 Investor Advocates for […]

Article tags: , , , , , ,

12th of November 2019

SEC Proposes Changes to Shareholder Rule that Would Restrain Shareholder Advocacy for an Equitable Economy

The Vision of Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is to realize an equitable economy where investors leverage their collective voice and resources to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. One of our strategies for achieving this equitable economy is the shareholder proposal process, which allows shareholders, based on research and consultation with community stakeholders, […]

Article tags: ,

28th of October 2019

Announcing Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the launch of Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ). This new name replaces our former name, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment. This is an energizing evolution for our nearly 45-year-old organization, to build on our legacy of impactful shareholder advocacy and ensure our ability to meet the […]

Article tags: , , , , ,

27th of September 2019

Investors Press Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue

A safe, healthy, and just environment serves as a prerequisite for enjoying all human rights, rendering the climate crisis a pervasive threat to the rights of billions of people around the world. The Paris Agreement, a landmark United Nations accord aimed at keeping global temperature rise well below 2°C, explicitly states in its preamble that […]

Article tags: , ,

9th of September 2019

Tri-CRI Testifies at NJ Energy Master Plan Public Hearing

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities held public hearings on the proposed draft of their Energy Master Plan (EMP) this July and August, during which the Tri-State CRI participated and gave our testimony. The EMP is meant to provide a holistic, comprehensive plan of New Jersey’s current and future energy needs. The release of […]

29th of August 2019

Corporate Actions to Address Child Labor in Cocoa Production: Case Study – The Hershey Company

Introduction In our role to support institutional investors in their active ownership activities to align their investments with their mission and values, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (Tri-CRI) has supported the American Baptist Home Mission Society in engaging The Hershey Company along with other members of ICCR since 2009 about the prevalence of child […]

Article tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

24th of May 2019

Amazon AGM Brings Attention to Facial Recognition Technology Risks

On May 22, 2019, twelve shareholder proposals went to a vote at Amazon’s highly anticipated Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, WA. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood were the lead proponents of a resolution which called on Amazon to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to government agencies unless the Board concludes, after […]

Article tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,