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Dec 14, 2017, 08:00 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...


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...


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As You Sow has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Target Corp.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, 14:00 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, 10:00 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...


Feb 13, 2017, 14:00 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,...


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...


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...


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....


Jun 08, 2016, 16:25 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 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...


May 04, 2016, 07:00 ET Hershey Shareholders Vote on Nanomaterials Proposal at Annual Meeting; As You Sow Proposal Addresses Health Concerns

 Shareholders sent a message today to Hershey's calling for the company to disclose information about its use of nanomaterials in food products...


Mar 25, 2016, 09:03 ET New Shareholder Resolution Incentivizing Big Oil's Transition to Clean Energy, Wins at SEC

In a key win, the Oakland-based non-profit advocacy group, As You Sow defeated ExxonMobil's attempt to suppress an innovative, first of its kind...


Mar 23, 2016, 09:03 ET As You Sow: Toxic Chocolate in Easter Bunnies, Eggs, and More

 Consumer health watchdog As You Sow released results today showing that 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including chocolate bunnies...


Mar 14, 2016, 09:03 ET Shareholders ask Mondelēz to Address Health Hazards of Nanomaterials in Foods; Mondelēz Blocks As You Sow Proposal

 Mondelēz International successfully blocked shareholders from voting on a proposal, submitted by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow,...


Mar 08, 2016, 14:33 ET Record Number Of Climate And Corporate Political Spending Resolutions Dominate 2016 Shareholder Votes

 With the international climate summit recently concluded and the 2016 election process now well underway, "Paris and politics" will frame much...


Feb 17, 2016, 16:48 ET Report: Most Mutual And Pension Funds Still Failing To Put The Brakes On 100 Most Overpaid CEOs

 Leading mutual funds and pension funds have approved the excessive compensation of the 100 most overpaid CEOs of the S&P 500, according to...


Feb 11, 2016, 15:15 ET As You Sow Congratulates Walgreens for Drug Take-Back Kiosks

 Walgreens has committed to provide drug disposal kiosks in 500 stores across 39 states and Washington, D.C. as part of a program to combat...