Equal Opportunity

Discrimination against certain demographics of employees creates toxic work environments and leaves out some of the best talent. Investors can encourage companies to protect and promote talented workers regardless of personal identities, around the world.



Stories


Average CEO earnings soared to $21.3 million last year and could rise again in 2020 despite the coronavirus recession

Fueled by a surging stock market, CEO compensation climbed to its highest level in seven years last…

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Top CEOs pledge to hire 100,000 low-income and minority New Yorkers

The leaders of some of New York's largest employers are pledging to hire 100,000 low-income and peo…

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The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

Deb DeHaas is vice chairman and national managing partner at Deloitte Center for Board Effectivenes…

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Thousands of U.S. workers walk out in ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Tens of thousands of workers nationwide are expected to walk off the job Monday in solidarity with …

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Want More Diversity? Some Experts Say Reward C.E.O.s for It

Only a small number of large companies have tied executive compensation to goals for hiring and pro…

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Consumer Bureau Scraps Restrictions on Payday Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday formally rescinded a plan to impose new limits …

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Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up African-American Beauty Products

Walmart will end its practice of locking up African-American beauty care products in glass cases, t…

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Amazon Pauses Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software

The company said it hoped the moratorium "might give Congress enough time to put in place appropria…

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Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, ap…

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Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Gilead Sciences disclosed its pricing for the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, saying it will charge …

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Petitions


A Demand for Racial and Gender Pay Equity

Ask publicly traded companies to release annual reports on median racial and gender pay gaps

$246.4 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. Barclays PLC
Stop Enabling Incarceration and Migrant Detention

End business activities enabling incarceration and migrant detention in the U.S. and globally.

$283.7 million supporting

Amazon.com, Inc.
Facial Recognition: Privacy and Civil Liberties

The Amazon board should review customers to prevent civil liberty violations, and conduct an audit of all privacy implications.

$2.5 million supporting

TJX Companies, Inc.
TJX should disclose and reduce its pay gap

Ask TJX Companies to disclose gender-, race-, and ethnicity-based pay gaps

$227,983 supporting

Netflix, Inc.
Netflix: Pressure GA to repeal abortion ban

Force Netflix, a big part of Georgia's lucrative film industry, to stop filming there & show there's an economic cost to endangering women's lives.

$588,777 supporting

HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Can Afford to Pay Women and Men Equally

HSBC has consistently reported a huge wage gap for years and this year their "improvement" has been changing an 85% gap in bonuses to 70%.

$197,896 supporting

SEI Investments Com…
SEI: Hire Female Fund Managers

Gender equality is abysmal in portfolio management, and SEI is below average. Push SEI to hire more female portfolio managers.

$197,896 supporting

Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet: Tie Executive Pay to Sustainability

Ask Alphabet (Google) to link executive pay to sustainability metrics, including diversity & inclusion

$58.0 million supporting

Alphabet Inc.
Google: Disclose and Close Your Pay Gap

Alphabet/Google should report on, and take steps to close, its global median gender pay gap

$11.5 million supporting

BlackRock
BlackRock: support SASB’s standards on diversity

BlackRock is a leading member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). It must support SASB diversity standards BLK itself approved.

$12.8 million supporting