Accountability

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



Stories


Activist shareholders plan to advocate for disclosure of all political spending at spring shareholder meetings

About $750 million in dark money contributions poured into the 2020 elections. Now, a growing group…

4 weeks, 1 day

Whistle-Blower Says Credit Suisse Helped Clients Skip Taxes After Promising to Stop

A former bank employee contends that the Swiss bank continued to help American clients avoid taxes …

2 months, 2 weeks

Facebook and Amazon Boosted Lobbying Spending in 2020

WASHINGTON-Big technology companies are bracing for a new administration and new scrutiny of their …

4 months, 2 weeks

Major corporations say they will stop donating to members of Congress who tried to overturn the election

On January 6, a violent mob stormed the Capitol of the United States, disrupting the joint session …

5 months

Google bans political ads until the inauguration

Google said it would not allow political ads on its platforms until after Inauguration Day because …

5 months

Campaign finance system rocked as firms pause or halt contributions after election results challenged

Several major companies on Monday said they planned to cut off political donations to the 147 membe…

5 months

Gun Maker Smith and Wesson Lawsuit on Fraudulent Marketing

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. one the nation's largest gun makers, filed suit Tuesday to block a s…

5 months, 4 weeks

Apple will pay $113 million to settle states’ investigation into battery throttling

Facebook announced in August an extension of its coronavirus-protection policy, telling employees t…

6 months, 3 weeks

Amazon has created fertile ground for bribery schemes, sellers say

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. Last month, US feder…

7 months, 2 weeks

Goldman Sachs’ Statements Relating to 1MDB Government and Regulatory Settlements

The firm released the following statements and presentation after today's announcement by the Unite…

7 months, 3 weeks

Petitions


Veeva-Shareholder Proxy Access

Board enable shareholder proxy access

$8.2 million supporting

APPLE-Amend Proxy Access for Director Nominations

Amend "Proxy Access for Director Nominations" bylaw

$8.2 million supporting

ZBH-Enable Calling Special Shareowner Meeting

Board amends bylaws to give holders to call a special shareowner meeting

$8.2 million supporting

Kellogg-Calling Special Shareowner Meetings

Board amend bylaws enabling holders to call special shareowner meeting

$8.2 million supporting

Stryker-Calling Special Shareowner Meeting

Board amend bylaws enabling holders to call a special shareowner meeting.

$8.2 million supporting

Thermo Fisher-Calling Special Shareholder Meetings

Board amend bylaws enabling holders to call a special shareholder meeting(s).

$8.2 million supporting

BlackRock
BLK-Become a Public Benefit Corporation

Amend Certificate of Incorporation and possibly bylaws to become a public benefit corporation

$8.3 million supporting

NETGEAR-Calling Special Shareowner Meeting(s)

Board amend bylaws enabling holders to call special shareowner meeting.

$8.4 million supporting

Tractor Supply Comp…
TSCO Become a Public Benefit Corporation

Board amend Certificate of Incorporation and bylaws to become a public benefit corporation.

$0 supporting

Veeva-Calling Special Shareowner Meeting(s)

Board amend bylaws enabling holders to call special shareowner meetings.

$0 supporting