Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Shareholder Support Building for Human Rights Proposals at Defense Companies

June 9, 2021

Faith-based institutions have long led movements calling for peace, demilitarization, and denuclearization. The defense industry continues to profit from business models that cause death and destruction. On a 2021 earnings call, the CEO of defense company Raytheon said, “peace is not going to break out in the Middle East anytime soon. I think it remains […]



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CSJP Shareholder Proposal at PPG Garners 32% Investor Support

May 19, 2021

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace leveraged their investments in PPG Industries, Inc., a major U.S. paints and coatings manufacturer, to call for greater independent board oversight of human rights risks. With support from Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ), the Congregation filed a shareholder proposal requesting PPG adopt an Independent […]



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Shareholders Calling for Human Rights Protections for Essential Food Chain Workers Prevail at Wendy’s Annual Meeting


Shareholder proposal emphasized vulnerability of farmworkers in Wendy’s ($WEN) supply chain to COVID-19 and its failure to join the Fair Food Program. NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2021 – Today shareholders approved a proposal at Wendy’s asking the company to disclose evidence of whether its existing policies effectively protect workers in its food supply […]



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Press Release: Shareholders Win Unprecedented Support for Reforms at Tyson Foods

February 19, 2021

Originally published by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters at https://teamster.org/2021/02/shareholders-win-unprecedented-support-for-reforms-at-tyson-foods/ SHAREHOLDERS WIN UNPRECEDENTED SUPPORT FOR REFORMS AT TYSON FOODS 2021.02.19 Press Contact: Galen Munroe Phone: (202) 439-7427 Email: gmunroe@teamster.org More than 80 Percent of Outside Shareholders Back Teamsters, Oxfam America, ABHMS and NY State Proposals on Lobbying Disclosure, Human Rights Due Diligence, and Dual Class Stock Structure, Including […]



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Tyson Dismisses Shareholders’ Human Rights Concerns at Annual Meeting

February 11, 2021

Updated on February 17, 2021 The 2021 Tyson Human Rights Due Diligence Proposal received 78.7% support from independent investors (excluding the Tyson Limited Partnership) and 18.4% overall. This represents an 19% increase in independent investor support over the last year. “Once we get injured, we are worthless to the company, they see us as expendable, […]



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24.8% Support for Human Rights Proposal at Tesla

September 25, 2020

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

June 9, 2020

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

March 24, 2020

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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59.68% Independent Support for Human Rights Proposal at Tyson

February 3, 2020

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 […]



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

August 29, 2019

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 […]



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