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14th Jul 2014

Unitarians Craft Divestment Policy that Provides for Continued Engagement talks with Simon Billenness of the Unitarian Universalist Association about the year-long process to develop a policy of divestment from fossil fuel companies while retaining shareowner engagement.
23rd Jun 2014

Human Rights Groups Commend State Department for Action on Thailand

    by Robert Kropp The 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report downgrades the status of Thailand due to widespread human trafficking and official corruption in the country's lucrative seafood industry.
21st Jun 2014

Investors Tell FedEx to Distance Itself from Racist NFL Team Name

y Robert Kropp FedEx has naming rights to Washington DC stadium that is home to the Washington Redskins, the professional football team under increasing pressure to change its racist name.
20th Jun 2014

Pope Francis Calls for Sustainable Investment to Help the Poor

by Robert Kropp At a symposium on impact investing held this week at the Vatican, the Pope calls on the capital markets to serve the good of humanity.
18th Jun 2014

Shareowner Action on Fracking Disclosure Proves Strength of Proxy

The Investor Environmental Health Network reports that of six shareowner resolutions filed this year with companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, four were withdrawn and two received substantial support.
12th Jun 2014

Investors Welcome Federal Bill Calling for Corporate Disclosures on Trafficking and Slavery Risks

This week, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). This important bill calls on corporations to uphold...
12th Jun 2014

House Bill Calls for Corporate Disclosure of Human Trafficking Risks

by Robert Kropp. Investors issue statement in support of bill introduced this week that will require companies to disclose policies addressing human trafficking in their supply -- Last month, the US House of...
28th May 2014

Exxon CEO takes on shareholders who want emissions cut

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson pushed back against criticism Wednesday that the company was not doing enough to reduce emissions and combat climate change.He questioned climate modeling that suggests that reducing carbon dioxide emissions would curb...
28th May 2014

Exxon CEO says Russia sanctions aren’t affecting business

By David KoenigThe Associated PressDALLAS — U.S. sanctions against Russian officials are having no effect on Exxon Mobil’s operations in that country, CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday after the company’s annual shareholders meeting.Sanctions...
22nd May 2014

US House Passes Human Trafficking Bills


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