Accountability

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



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Profits or the Public Interest

Making money should not be companies' only goal, Business Roundtable argued recently. There are t...

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3 From JPMorgan Accused in Scheme to Game Precious Metals Market

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors accused a JPMorgan Chase executive and two of his colleagues on ...

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Boeing Board To Call For Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes

For the past five months, a small committee of Boeing's board has been interviewing company emplo...

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Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy

The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for ...

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Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first com...

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Wells Fargo is Reviewing Its Account Closing Practices

Wells Fargo has begun an "extensive review" of the way it closes customers' accounts and the fees...

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Proposed Opioid Deal With Purdue Drawing Pushback From States

A proposed deal for Purdue Pharma LP to resolve more than 2,000 lawsuits over its role in the opi...

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Juul’s Marketing Practices Under Investigation by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether e-cigarette startup Juul Labs Inc. used inf...

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North Carolina Says It Is Suing 8 E-Cigarette Companies

North Carolina is suing electronic cigarette companies that it accuses of selling products to chi...

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Sacklers Would Give Up Ownership of Purdue Pharma Under Settlement Proposal

The Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma, the company blamed for much of the o...

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Petitions


BlackRock Dimensional Fund ... Fidelity
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 – yet much

$76.4 million supporting

Chevron Corporation
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 scientists told them

$2.6 million supporting

Parnassus
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.

$393,046 supporting

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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.

$35,808 supporting

Exxon Mobil Corpo...
Lobbying

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

$2.7 million supporting

Exxon Mobil Corpo...
Exxon: Disclose your Lobbying

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

$5,451 supporting

Facebook, Inc.
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.

$129,492 supporting

AT&T Inc.
AT&T: Disclose Your Lobbying

AT&T should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$25,494 supporting

International Bus...
IBM: Disclose Your Lobbying

IBM should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$4,387 supporting

Alphabet Inc.
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.

$103,184 supporting