IASJ Mission-Aligned Investing (MAI) Program Launch

March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021: Montclair, NJ – Recognizing Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) Affiliates’ legacy around fostering positive social and environmental impact, IASJ convened its first Affiliate Cohort meeting on March 9th to launch the Mission-Aligned Investing (MAI) program. The program aims to enable and empower IASJ’s Affiliates, which are faith-based institutional asset owners, to […]



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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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Shareholders Denied Opportunity to Vote on Human Rights Impacts of Weapons

January 11, 2021

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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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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Announcing Investor Advocates for Social Justice

October 28, 2019

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 […]



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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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