Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Facing Investor Pressure, Microsoft Agrees to Publish Independent Human Rights Impact Assessment, Including Review of Surveillance and Law Enforcement Contracts

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021 PR Originally posted by Open MIC | Bloomberg Article COMPANY’S ACTION FOLLOWS SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL FOR THIRD-PARTY REVIEW OF POTENTIAL HUMAN RIGHTS HARMS In response to shareholder requests, Microsoft Corp. will commission an independent, third-party assessment to “identify, understand, assess, and address actual or potential adverse human rights impacts” of the company’s products, […]



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Shareholders Say Microsoft’s Business Practices are Undermining Privacy, Perpetuating Racism and Threatening Human Rights

June 17, 2021

Investors have filed three shareholder proposals with Microsoft Corp. seeking accountability for the ways in which the company’s lobbying practices, surveillance technologies, and contracts with ICE and other government agencies contradict the company’s own statements and values around racial justice and human rights.  The shareholder proposals highlight an apparent gap between Microsoft’s stated principles and […]



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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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Investors Call on Companies to discontinue the supply of weapons used in the military assault in Gaza

May 21, 2021

On May 21, 2021, 36 institutional, faith-based, and individual investors with $22.4 billion in assets under management wrote to Boeing, Elbit Systems, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon Technologies urging the companies to fulfill their human rights responsibilities and discontinue the supply of weapons or components used in the military assault in Gaza […]



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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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Webinar: Learn About IASJ

April 28, 2021

Join Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) for a webinar on June 17 at 11:00am to get to know our organization and how it works to support faith-based institutional investors to align and activate their investment portfolios in order to fulfill their mission. Hear from IASJ staff and current Affiliates about ways to get involved […]



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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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