Accountability

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



Stories


Walmart’s Strategy When Wading Into Culture Wars: Offend Few

Walmart is getting out of the vaping business, but still sells cigarettes. It is working to reduce …

8 months

When Things Get Tough, Companies Split Chairman, CEO Roles

When the crisis at Boeing Co. escalated into calls for replacing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg,…

8 months

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Executive Summary The climate crisis is upon us, and there's no time to wait for voluntary corporat…

8 months

Facebook Employees Dissent Over Political Campaign Ads

In an open letter, the social network's employees said letting politicians post false claims in ads…

8 months

Tech Firms Ramp Up Lobbying as Antitrust Scrutiny Grows

Big Tech is hard to miss these days in Washington. So is its money. Lobbying expenditures by Facebo…

8 months

Some Philly companies disclose political contributions. Others don’t. Here’s the score.

"Comcast prohibits donations to 501c4s, and that's important," Freed said, since those entities tak…

8 months

As Investors Try To Be More Ethical, Some Find No Escape From Businesses They Detest

If you're an investor with ardent social beliefs - and you aspire to put your money where your mout…

8 months

Boeing pilots' messages on 737 MAX safety raise new questions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Boeing Co senior pilot said he might have unintentionally misled regulator…

8 months, 2 weeks

Volkswagen pauses $1.4 billion investment in Turkey over Syria invasion

Volkswagen has paused a planned $1.4 billion investment in Turkey as a result of the country's mili…

8 months, 3 weeks

Petitions


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 Corpora…
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

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

Facebook, Inc.
Investigate foreign government election influence

Investigate and deter foreign government campaigns to influence US elections

$129,492 supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Verizon: Report on Lobbying

Verizon should disclose lobbying activities and expenditures to ensure its lobbying is consistent with its expressed goals and shareholder interests

$2,455 supporting

AbbVie Inc.
Abbvie Should Disclose its Lobbying Expenditures

AbbVie should disclose lobbying activities so shareholders can assess which are consistent with the company's expressed goals.

$1,499 supporting

United Parcel Servi…
UPS: Disclose Your Lobbying

UPS should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$3,096 supporting

Oracle Corporation
Oracle: Report on Lobbying

Oracle should disclose its lobbying activities and expenditures

$0 supporting