Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Sr. Ethel Howley- Women of Faith in Finance

March 31, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, IASJ will be featuring a “Women of Faith in Finance” series celebrating three incredible women and their dedication and commitment to the advancement of human rights, climate change solutions, peace, and the common good.      Upon reading the paper, Conscience of the United Nations: Non-Governmental Organizations, it becomes immediately clear […]



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Investors Call for Due Diligence on Line 3, Oil Sands Projects, and FPIC

March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022 Investors are calling on banks to conduct robust corporate Human Rights Due Diligence related to financing oil sands projects and clients developing these projects. Prompted by the significant protest, litigation, and opposition led by Indigenous Peoples opposing the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline, investors representing over $2 trillion sent a letter […]



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Investors and Farmworkers Call for Accountability at Wendy’s

March 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marley Monacello                                           Gina Falada  Coalition of Immokalee Workers                           Investor Advocates for Social Justice marley@ciw-online.org, 239-357-0393            […]



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Sr. Nora Nash- Women of Faith in Finance

March 4, 2022

  In honor of Women’s History Month, IASJ will be featuring a “Women of Faith in Finance” series celebrating four incredible women and their dedication and commitment to the advancement of human rights, climate change solutions, peace, and the common good.      As Women’s History Month and the tragic invasion of Ukraine converge, one woman’s words ring […]



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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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