Accountability

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



Stories


When Things Get Tough, Companies Split Chairman, CEO Roles

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

3 months, 3 weeks

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…

3 months, 3 weeks

Facebook Employees Dissent Over Political Campaign Ads

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

3 months, 3 weeks

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…

3 months, 3 weeks

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…

3 months, 3 weeks

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…

3 months, 3 weeks

Boeing pilots' messages on 737 MAX safety raise new questions

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

4 months

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…

4 months, 1 week

Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple removed an app late Wednesday that enabled protesters in Hong Kong to track t…

4 months, 1 week

Petitions


BlackRock Dimensional Fund Ad… 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

$375.6 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

$7.8 million supporting

Exxon Mobil Corpora…
Lobbying

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

$3.0 million supporting

International Busin…
IBM: Disclose Your Lobbying

IBM should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$406,658 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.

$790,153 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 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