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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…

Can Shareholder Activism Spur Electric Utilities to Shift Away from Coal?

Some of the largest US electric utilities in the use are facing shareholder proxy votes calling on them to enact and report on…

As You Sow on Creating Greener Solar PV Panels

Surveying solar PV manufacturers around the world, a non-proift, in conultation with a wide range of experts, establishes environmental, health & safety, and…

2012 Shareholder Resolutions Address Corporate Political Power

For decades shareholder advocates have been changing corporate behavior from the inside. They have challenged companies and shown them that doing good is…

Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…

Oil Company Shareholders Vote Against Fracking in Record Numbers

Opponents of fracking have taken their cause to energy companies’ shareholders, and the results are impressive. Recent shareholder resolution votes on fracking resulted…

No Concessions from Chevron on Ecuador

Among the developments this week at Chevron’s raucous annual shareholder meeting—some surprising, some not so—was the oil company’s continuing refusal to settle an…

Taco Bell, Other Fast Food Chains Ditch BPA Laced Paper Receipts

Industry use of BPA may be on its decline. Yum! Brands, the fast food giant with a portfolio that includes Taco Bell, KFC,…

Pressing Starbucks to Follow Through on Recycling Commitments

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow How would you feel if a company publicly promised to reduce reliance on disposable…

Investors with Combined $240B Portfolio Ask EPA to Adopt Tough Coal Ash Ruling

California-based As You Sow has highlighted the dangers of coal ash disposal, and has put pressure on publicly-owned large utilities through shareholder resolutions.…

CSR: How Investor Proxy Votes Win

Shareholder resolutions and proxy votes haven't been that successful in the past, but recent initiatives by As You Sow on coal show they're…

Starbucks Pilot Program Recycles Cups into Napkins

This fall, Starbucks' stores in Chicago will start sending used cups to a Green Bay, WI, paper mill, where a Georgia Pacific facility…

Investors Raise Coal Ash Disposal Issues with Coal Utilities

by Amy Galland of As You Sow As regulators debate emission caps and utilities install filters and scrubbers to reduce toxic particles from…