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Aug 22, 2018, 07:00 ET Clean200 Weathers Perfect Storm, Holds Own Against Surging Oil Prices, Tariff Wars

Today, As You Sow and Corporate Knights released its fifth update of the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™), a list of the 200 largest publicly traded...


Jun 26, 2018, 10:02 ET First of Its Kind Web Tool Lets You Know if You're Funding Gun Violence and War

Weapon Free Funds, a new tool from non-profit groups As You Sow and CODEPINK, was released today to help individuals, communities, universities and...


Mar 08, 2018, 07:00 ET Climate, Politics and Women Top Shareholder Issues for Proxy Season 2018

Proxy Preview 2018, released today by As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), and Proxy Impact, offers a comprehensive look at more...


Mar 01, 2018, 07:00 ET 100 Most Overpaid CEOs Report from As You Sow Shows Fund Managers Reluctant to Vote Against Exorbitant CEO Pay Packages

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/-- Today's release of The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? from shareholder...


Feb 15, 2018, 10:00 ET Clean200 List From As You Sow And Corporate Knights Outperforms Dirty Energy Corporations By Nearly Double

Today, As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the fourth update of the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™), a list of the 200 largest publicly traded...


Feb 15, 2018, 07:00 ET Court Establishes Guidelines for Chocolate Sold in California

Today a California Superior Court judge in San Francisco approved a settlement resolving claims that have lingered for years over whether certain...


Dec 14, 2017, 07:00 ET Oil & Gas Companies Begin Plugging Methane Leaks To Retain Social License To Operate

Today, As You Sow, Boston Common Asset Management, and The Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) released a 2017 special edition of the...


Oct 03, 2017, 09:00 ET Investors Demand Action from Hollywood on Smoking in Youth-Rated Films, As You Sow Releases Transparency Tool

A new website tracking mutual fund investments in companies responsible for kid's initiation to tobacco was released today by non-profit...


Aug 15, 2017, 11:08 ET Updated Clean200 List From As You Sow And Corporate Knights Shows New Energy Bests Old Energy Regardless Of Trump

Today, As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the third update of the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™), a list of the 200 largest publicly traded...


Jun 06, 2017, 13:00 ET As You Sow Report: Glyphosate Poses Threat to Human Health and the Food System

Rising use of glyphosate, the world's most heavily applied herbicide, is putting the population at risk of significant health problems, according to...


May 31, 2017, 12:52 ET As You Sow Earns Strong Shareholder Support in Climate-Related Fugitive Methane Proposal

In a very strong 38% vote at the ExxonMobil annual meeting today, shareholders demanded that Exxon take strong and innovative action on methane leaks....


May 31, 2017, 12:23 ET High Investor Support for As You Sow, Arjuna Capital's Resolution for Carbon Transition Planning, Maintains Shareholder Sweep on Carbon-Related Proposals

A first of its kind shareholder proposal calling for carbon transition planning earned a strong vote today in the midst of a proxy season where...


Apr 05, 2017, 12:00 ET Target Agrees to Engage Corporate Peers on Foam Phase-out of Polystyrene Packaging in E-Commerce; As You Sow Withdraws Shareholder Proposal

As You Sow has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Target Corp. that asks the company to phase out use of polystyrene packaging foam in its...


Mar 08, 2017, 13:00 ET Investor Expectations and New Administration Goals Clash: Key Finding in New Proxy Preview Report from As You Sow, Si2 and Proxy Impact

With a new administration in the White House and major policy shifts underway, shareholder proponents will focus this spring on preserving hard-won...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:00 ET 25 Countries Contribute To Updated Clean200 List From As You Sow And Corporate Knights

Today, As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the updated version of the Carbon Clean 200™, a list of the 200 largest publicly traded companies...


Feb 13, 2017, 13:00 ET S&P 500 Companies with Overpaid CEOs Underperformed the Benchmark by Nearly 3 Percentage Points; 10 Most Overpaid CEOs Underperform by a Gaping 10.5 Percentage Points, According to New As You Sow Report

Overpaid CEOs appear to be a fundamental leading indicator of future corporate risk and lagging shareholder return, according to the third annual...


Oct 13, 2016, 10:15 ET Over $11 Trillion in Mutual Funds Analyzed for Carbon Risk

FossilFreeFunds.org, a website enabling all investors to know the climate risk embedded in their retirement accounts, has added carbon footprinting...


Sep 21, 2016, 10:00 ET As You Sow's Shareholder Inquiry on Nanomaterials Fought by Walgreens

Rather than respond to shareholder concerns that Walgreens' store-brand infant formula may contain harmful, "needle-like" nanomaterials, Walgreens...


Aug 15, 2016, 06:00 ET As You Sow And Corporate Knights Report Shows Green Companies Outperform Dirty Energy 3 To 1

As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200TM (Clean200TM), a list of 200 clean energy companies showing...


Aug 09, 2016, 11:00 ET As You Sow Files Proposal with Yum! Brands on Antibiotics Misuse

Today, shareholders filed a proposal with Yum! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), requesting that it quickly phase out harmful antibiotic use in its ...


Jul 13, 2016, 09:00 ET As You Sow Report: Oil Industry Fundamentals "Weakening" Under Structural Pressure

Higher extraction costs. International supply competition. Falling profit margins. Mounting debt. Shrinking cash. Competing technologies. Regulatory...


Jun 08, 2016, 04:25 ET Shareholders Urge Freeport-McMoran to Reduce Impacts of Urban Fracking

Socially responsible investment firm Newground Social Investment, in partnership with shareholder advocacy group As You Sow (AYS), filed a...


May 25, 2016, 10:00 ET Groundbreaking As You Sow Shareholder Resolution Pushes Oil Companies to Drop Barrel Based Reporting

Today, at ExxonMobil's Annual General Meeting, shareholders will vote on what could prove to be the beginning of a sea change in how big oil...


May 25, 2016, 04:33 ET Shareholders to Southern Company: Transition from Coal to Low-Carbon Business Model

Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State...


May 11, 2016, 10:00 ET Nearly 40 Percent of Entergy Shareholders Demand Clean Energy Transition; As You Sow, Arjuna Capital Resolution Seeks Distributed Resources like Rooftop Solar

A shareholder resolution filed at Entergy by corporate responsibility group As You Sow and Arjuna Capital, a division of Baldwin Brothers Inc.,...