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Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) is featured in the media as a leader among faith-based institutions for engaging corporations on environmental and social issues. Below is a selection of articles focusing on our corporate engagements. Please note that articles published before Fall 2019 will refer to our organization by our former name, Tri-CRI.

Recent Articles

5/6/24: Inside Climate News: Investor Nuns’ Shareholder Resolutions Aim to Stop Wall Street Financing of Fossil Fuel Development on Indigenous Lands
5/3/24: Bloomberg Law: Campus Israel-Gaza Protests Invigorate Company Disclosure Bids
5/2/24: National Catholic Reporter: Catholic sisters urge Citigroup to assess climate, human rights policies
5/1/24, ESG Dive: Indigenous rights, climate proposals receive votes at Citi, Wells Fargo meetings
4/26/24: The Banker: Citi, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo to face AGM challenges over indigenous rights impact
4/24/24, Canberra Times: Nuns Join Citi Protest Over Indigenous Rights Breaches
4/12/24, Global Capital: Banks pulled in both directions by battle over fossil fuels
4/11/24, Responsible Investor: Citi Publishes Indigenous Rights Report in Bid to Stave Off Shareholder Resolution
4/10/24, Financial News: Nuns tell Citi to repent on Indigenous rights issues as they mount shareholder revolt
2/19/24, Forbes: How Workers and Faith-Based Investors are Uniting to Stop Child Labor
5/24/23, ESG Investor: Hide and Seek 
5/18/23, Access Now: Attention Amazon: Your Shareholders want you to Protect Human Rights
5/16/23, Bloomberg: Tesla Shareholder Meeting 2023
5/16/23, NYTimes: Musk Warns Tesla Shareholders to Expect “Challenging” Year
5/13/23, CleanTechnica: Tesla Shareholders Ask: Are Automotive Supply Chains & Labor Rights Incompatible
5/5/23, CleanTechnica: Tesla Shareholders Demand Child & Forced Labor Rights
4/24/23, Independent: Nuns lead shareholder vote over Citigroup’s fossil fuel financing: ‘Sisters are very persistent’
4/21/23, Business Insider: Tesla Investors call for “Distracted” Elon Musk to be reined in as they worry he’s “Overcommited”
4/21/23, Bloomberg: Tesla Investor Group Says Overcommitted Musk Is Hurting EV Maker
4/18/23, EarthBeat: Catholic sisters press Citigroup to reexamine pipeline financing
4/11/23, BMF: These Shareholder Nuns Want to Pressure Citigroup Bank (en francais) 
4/10/23, Financial Times: Nuns Urge Citigroup to Rethink Financing of Fossil Fuel Projects
8/10/22, Inkstick: When Shareholders Ask Weapons Manufacturers Questions
8/4/22, The New York Times: Tesla faces a pressure campaign from activist investors
8/3/22, Bloomberg: Tesla’s Stock-Split Proposal Tops a Packed Annual Meeting Agenda
8/2/22, Morningstar, Inc.: Tesla Proxy Voting Will Focus on the E and S in ESG
4/4/22, Indian Country Today: Investors ask banks to rethink funding fossil fuel projects, including Line 3
4/4/22, Agenda (paywall): Investors May Vote to Boot ‘Unresponsive’ Directors in Droves This Year
3/30/22, Yahoo Finance: Civex Launches with Seven Inaugural Advocate Partners
3/29/22, Midland Daily News: Dow to conduct racial equity audit
12/14/21, Food Dive: Tyson to conduct racial equity audit
12/10/21, Bloomberg: Tyson to Conduct Racial Audit After Outcry Over Workers
11/24/21, Corporate Secretary: Costco faces shareholder proposal on food equity
10/13/21, Bloomberg: Microsoft Agrees to Human Rights Review in Deals With Law Enforcement, Government
10/8/21, Barron’s: Nuns Highlight Human Rights Concerns Over Tesla’s Supply Chain
9/3/21, Bloomberg: Tyson Investor Calls on Meat Producer to Perform Racial Audit
7/22/21, WhoWhatWhy: The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?
6/17/21, The Hill: Exclusive: Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft’s surveillance technology
6/3/21, Responsible Investor: TCI Fund Management criticized for investing in weapons manufacturer while championing climate
6/2/21, Value Walk: Shareholders’ ESG Proposals Make Significant Gains at Amazon
5/27/21, VentureBeat: Shareholder activists demand reforms from Amazon, Google, and Facebook  
5/26/21, The Hill: Tech giants face rising pressure from shareholder activists
3/22/21, The Catholic Sun: Shareholders push companies on racial justice, equity in vaccine access
3/17/21, Corporate Secretary: Wendy’s faces supply chain safety shareholder proposal
2/23/21, Des Moines Register: Tyson Foods shareholders reject call for human rights report; advocates say they’re gaining momentum
2/12/21, Responsible Investor: The Tyson Foods AGM: an example of how shareholder transparency on voting on social issues matters
2/10/21, The FERN’s Ag Insider: Tyson faces investor pressure over handling of Covid-19 pandemic
1/25/21, Arkansas Business: Religious Groups Urge Vote For Tyson Foods Shareholders Proposals
1/22/21, Des Moines Register: Dismayed by Tyson’s pandemic response, Dubuque nuns join other shareholders to call for human rights accounting
1/19/21, Chief Investment Officer: NYC Comptroller Calls for SEC to Investigate Tyson
1/14/21, Bloomberg: New York Joins ESG Battle Against Tyson After Virus Outbreaks
9/17/20, Barron’s: Tesla’s Sustainability Cred Is Being Challenged With Shareholder Proposals at Annual Meeting
7/2/20, S&P Global Market Intelligence: Tesla asked to report on human rights amid cobalt deal with Glencore
6/18/20, Bloomberg: Socially-Responsible Money Managers Commit to Investing Against Racism
6/18/20, Value Walk: Investors Commit to Address Systemic Racism Through Their Portfolios
6/12/20, Morningstar: Investors Need to Act on Institutionalized Discrimination
6/11/20, Financial Times: Amazon bars police from using its facial recognition technology
5/22/20, Forbes: Time To Vote Already! Shareholder Proxy Season Is Here And Can Change The World
5/21/20, Bloomberg Quint: Meat Companies Get Pressure from Investors to Improve Working Conditions
12/13/19, E&E News: Carmakers bet on blockchain for ethically sourced cobalt
12/4/19, Crux: Shareholder advocates alarmed that SEC proposal would limit their voice
11/14/19, Global Sisters Report: Sister signals concern about loss of shareholder power
11/11/19, Financial Times: Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups
5/22/19, The Washington Post: The Technology 202: Nuns are leading the charge to pressure Amazon to get religion on facial recognition
5/22/19, BBC: Amazon set for facial recognition revolt ; BBC World Business Report (radio): Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion
5/21/19, CNN: For the first time, Amazon faces an enormous slate of shareholder proposals
5/20/19, The New York Times: Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition
5/15/19, TheStreet: Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology Faces Some Unforeseen Risks
5/13/19, Just Security: Shareholder Resolution Asks How Northrop Grumman Implements its Human Rights Policy
5/9/19, Biometric Update: Northrop Grumman shareholders demand rights report over DHS biometric database contract
5/9/19, Commonweal Magazine: In Tech We Trust? Why We Should Be Wary of Amazon’s Facial Recognition Software
5/8/19, The Daily Gazette: GE asks shareholders to bear with it during turnaround 
5/8/19, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) blog: “Shareholders Demand To Know How Northrop Grumman Will Protect Human Rights While Building Massive DHS Database
4/4/19, Fast CompanyAmazon says face recognition fears are “insignificant.” The SEC disagrees
3/10/19, Washington Post:Banks bow to pressure to stop profiting from Trump’s immigration policy, but Big Tech remains defiant
3/7/19, Global Sisters Report: N.Y. congregation’s concern leads bank to end private prison financing
1/17/19, Multiple Outlets: Media Coverage of Amazon Facial Recognition Technology Resolution 2019
6/25/18, The Bergen Record: Opinion: NJ’s clean energy future depends on strong RGGI cap
1/11/18, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Tyson investors to review water plan
10/21/17, Bay Journal: Poultry expansion on VA Shore draws scrutiny after Tyson plant pollution
10/12/17, Global Sisters Report: Development, human rights, environment — ‘water is at the heart of all of it’
09/14/17, GreenBiz: Nestle, Coca-Cola top list of companies disclosing water risk
08/04/17, Bloomberg Markets: The Church of England Takes on Climate Change—and Generates a 17% Return
06/01/17, America Magazine: Meet the nun who’s transforming companies into socially responsible corporations
05/31/17, Religious News Service: Doing good and doing well: Faith-based investing converts the skeptics
05/25/17, Utility Dive: Investors lean on Southern Co. to tackle business risks of climate change
05/15/17, Christian Citizen: Financial Choice Act would limit efforts to advance corporate responsibility
05/03/17, WSHU Public Radio: GOP Plan May Signal End Of Socially Responsible Investing
03/27/17, Confluence Philanthropy: Sr. Pat Daly Actively Invites Confluence Members to Join in Shareholder…
12/18/16, The Guardian: Exxon’s Tillerson will need to change course at state
08/31/16, Responsible Investor: Missing60 supporters want investors to explain why they voted against…
07/12/16, Global Sisters Report: Q & A with Sr. Patricia Daly, helping corporations be socially and…
07/11/16, New York Times: Another Inconvenient Truth: It’s Hard to Agree How to Fight Climate Change
07/01/16, Christian Science Monitor : How can industrial-scale agriculture reduce its environmental footprint?
05/25/16, E&E Publishing: Exxon faces shareholder showdown today on climate change
05/23/16, Global Sisters Report: Sisters lead the way in mission investing that influences corporate policy…
03/09/16, E&E Publishing: Spurred by Paris, shareholder climate resolutions reach new high


07/09/15, Wall Street Journal: Pope Francis Inspires Catholic Investors to Press Environmental Concerns
05/27/15, E&E Publishing: Shareholders file record number of climate change-related proposals this year
01/31/15, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers:  Tyson reports $310 million profit
06/22/14, Financial Times: Corporate governance: the resurgent activist
01/16/14, New Jersey On-Line: Stopping the Super Bowl sex trade
01/01/13, New Jersey On-Line: Super Bowl 2014 pre-game: Nuns take aim at pimps, prostitution…
04/12/11, Guardian: Nuns challenge Goldman Sachs over executive pay
08/12/07, New York Times : Resolved: Public Corporations Shall Take Us Seriously