Investor Advocates for Social Justice

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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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 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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Amazon AGM Brings Attention to Facial Recognition Technology Risks

May 24, 2019

On May 22, 2019, twelve shareholder proposals went to a vote at Amazon’s highly anticipated Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, WA. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood were the lead proponents of a resolution which called on Amazon to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to government agencies unless the Board concludes, after […]



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Shareholder Resolution Filed with Amazon on Prohibiting Sales of Facial Recognition to Government, Citing Human Rights Risks

January 17, 2019

SHAREHOLDERS PRESS AMAZON TO STOP SELLING RACIALLY BIASED SURVEILLANCE TECH TO GOVERNMENT Press release written by Open MIC. Link to original posting: https://www.openmic.org/news/2019/1/16/halt-rekognition Citing critical concerns over immigrant surveillance of vulnerable communities, racial profiling, and other civil and human rights violations, Amazon shareholders have filed a resolution asking the company to prohibit sales of “Rekognition”, […]



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