Accountability

The power within corporations is best exercised when held accountable to prudent governance structures. Transparency and governing structures are key themes.



Stories


Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Plan Is Almost Done, and It Could Start a Fight

After three years of negotiations, Puerto Rico's federal overseers are at last finishing up a pla...

2 days, 22 hours

Drugmakers braced for opioid crisis reckoning

British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4bn to US authorities, ...

3 days, 23 hours

Efforts to rein in drug prices face setbacks

President Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices hit two major obstacles this week. He ki...

3 days, 23 hours

VW Lays Off Engineer who Identified Emissions Scandal

Hemanth Kappanna's research helped plunge Volkswagen into a scandal that continues to plague it. ...

2 months, 1 week

PGE Says S.E.C. Is Investigating Its Wildfire Disclosures

LOS ANGELES - The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Pacific Gas...

2 months

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear In TV Ads

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration for the first time will require pharmaceutical companies to...

2 months

Walmart Pleads Guilty to Decade of Bribes

Walmart has agreed to pay $282 million to settle a long-running investigation into questionable p...

3 weeks, 6 days

SEC Investigating Your Company For Fraud? Disclosure Could Be Harmful

You might think that companies that are being investigated for financial fraud by the Securities ...

3 weeks

Petitions


Parnassus: Step up Shareholder Engagement

To make good on its ESG and Socially Responsible brand, Parnassus needs to step up its activity on shareholder engagement.

Parnassus     $264,074 supporting    

Deduct Impact of BuyBacks from Performance Pay

Tell Cisco's Board executives should not be gaming their "performance" pay through share buybacks, which do nothing to improve the company.

Cisco Systems, Inc.     $35,808 supporting    

Lobbying

Minimal lobbying disclosure among major corporations prevents shareholders from knowing whether companies advocate covertly for the same issues ...

Multiple Companies     $2.7 million supporting    

Disclose Corporate Political Activity

Fossil fuel companies exert a great deal of influence over climate and energy policy at the federal, state, local and international levels – ye...

Multiple Companies     $75.3 million supporting    

Climate Deception and Accountability

Major fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products—oil, natural gas, and coal—cause global warming. Their own sc...

Multiple Companies     $0 supporting    

Exxon: Disclose your Lobbying

Exxon should be more transparent about corporate lobbying expenditures designed to influence legislation and regulation

Exxon Mobil Corporation     $5,451 supporting    

Give Each Share an Equal Vote

Shareholders request that our Board take all practicable steps in its control to initiate and adopt a recapitalization plan for all outstanding stock.

Facebook, Inc.     $129,492 supporting    

AT&T: Disclose Your Lobbying

AT&T should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

AT&T Inc.     $25,494 supporting    

IBM: Disclose Your Lobbying

IBM should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

International Business Mach...     $4,387 supporting    

End Dictatorship of Alphabet by Page and Brin

Shareholders request that our Board adopt a recapitalization plan for all outstanding stock to have one vote per share.

Alphabet Inc.     $103,184 supporting