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Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.

ExxonMobil, Chevron Reject Climate Resolutions at AGMs

ExxonMobil and Chevron shot down every climate-related shareholder resolution put forth at their annual general meetings on Wednesday. But some came closer to…

Excessive CEO Pay is a Big Problem

CEO pay grew a staggering 997 percent over the past 36 years, “greatly outpacing the growth in the cost of living, the productivity…

Lead and Cadmium Found in Popular Chocolate Candies

The nonprofit foundation As You Sow tested 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium, and found that 26 of them (62 percent) have…

Report: Food Industry Needs to Take Responsibility for Its Packaging Waste

Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup…

One in Five Dunkin’ Donuts Shareholders Want Nanomaterials Report

Dunkin Brands shareholders vote against investigation of nanomaterials in food products. Sounds like a failure? Not in the world of shareholder resolutions.

ExxonMobil to Report Publicly on Carbon Asset Risk

It seems like a huge deal for a several reasons: The oil major is publicly acknowledging the potential impact of carbon emission limits…

ExxonMobil Points to Malaria Efforts to Justify Emissions, Fracking and Pipelines

ExxonMobil's 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report lists progress in environmental management since 2002, but it continues to pursue risky fossil fuels including tar sands…

Shareholders Press for More Disclosure from Fracking Companies

For the fourth year in a row, a group of shareholders is pressing oil and gas companies to disclose fracking risks and impacts,…

Political Spending, Climate Change Dominate Shareholder Proposals

The CEO of As You Sow share what's on the minds of responsible investors this season.

As You Sow Report Finds Nanoparticles In Your Donuts

A report by As You Sow finds that nanomaterials are already in some food products.

Changing Tide: P&G Listens to the People

Last week, Procter & Gamble agreed to reformulate its Tide detergent, such that it will contain less than 25 parts per million of…

The Future of Coal Shows Continued Decline

As You Sow, just released an update to their 2011 white paper on The Financial Risks of Investments in Coal.

Shareholders at Procter and Gamble Question Packaging Waste

The largest maker of packaged goods in the world, Procter and Gamble, held a shareholder vote on adopting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies…

Shareholder Resolution Filed With Duke Energy Expresses Growing Concern Over Coal

The shareholder advocacy group As You Sow is asking that Duke disclose plans on how they will deal with coal price volatility and…