Investor Advocates for Social Justice


11th of January 2021

Shareholders Denied Opportunity to Vote on Human Rights Impacts of Weapons

Shareholders will be denied the opportunity to ​vote on important human rights issues​ at the 2021 General Dynamics annual meeting of shareholders. Using a procedural technicality, General Dynamics is making a clear attempt to evade accountability for severe human rights risks that expose investors to legal, financial, and reputational risks. ​The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, […]

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7th of January 2021

In Solidarity with Democracy, Equity & Justice

January 7, 2021 Yesterday’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurgents attempting to undermine the results of the 2020 election was disturbing and deeply sad. In a culmination of the denial of the election outcome, damaging and false rhetoric, these attacks on the democratic process by white supremacists were enabled or incited by […]

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25th of September 2020

24.8% Support for Human Rights Proposal at Tesla

September 25, 2020 Update: At the Tesla AGM on September 22nd, the shareholder proposal on Human Rights Disclosure filed by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, NY Province received 24.8% support overall. Excluding insider shares held by Elon Musk and other executive officers and directors, it received 41.5% support, which is a strong vote for a […]

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23rd of September 2020

New SEC Shareholder Proposal Rule Weakens Corporate Accountability

Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is deeply disappointed in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s final rulemaking on the Shareholder Proposal Rule 14a-8, which was released today.  “Especially at this moment, this rule change is out of touch with the multiple crises facing our society, including climate change, racism, economic inequality, and worker health […]

14th of September 2020

IASJ is Hiring- Associate Director Position

Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is Hiring an Associate Director Position: Associate Director, Mission-Aligned Investing To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mary Beth Gallagher, Executive Director, at and will be considered on a rolling basis. Summary of the Position The Associate Director will lead the design and implementation of a new […]

9th of June 2020

IASJ Launches Shifting Gears Report Assessing Human Rights Risks and Due Diligence in the Automotive Industry

June 9, 2020 Today Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ), is pleased to release its new report: Shifting Gears, An Assessment of Human Rights Risks & Due Diligence in the Automotive Industry. This report is part of the ongoing, multi-year shareholder advocacy campaign called the Shifting Gears Initiative, in which faith-based investors are engaging with […]

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3rd of June 2020

IASJ Stands in Solidarity With Racial Justice Protests

In light of recent racist incidents including the murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McCade, and George Floyd, Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) stands in solidarity with the ongoing protests, and is committed to take action on racial justice.  As representatives of investors, IASJ recognizes and acknowledges that our country’s economy is rooted in structural […]

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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 […]

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