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Big Day @ Big Oil

Wow! Between the historic Dutch court ruling on Shell, and the Exxon and Chevron shareholder meetings, May 26th was a really big day for Big Oil. In addition to the ousted board members at Exxon, and an incredible 61% vote on cutting climate emissions at Chevron, Newground had 2 governance proposals on the Chevron proxy to address climate, rainforest pollution, and human rights.

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Nike Asked for Dark Money Disclosure

Of all America’s companies that have even rudimentary policies on political spending, Nike’s is – frankly – the worst we have seen. It’s language is so contorted that the company could engage in active, undisclosed, Dark Money spending in 49 states while only disclosing about one state.

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Facebook: Shareholder Proposal to #RebootFacebook

Newground Social Investment co-filed a shareholder proposal to Facebook that calls on the company to address systemic operational issues that have compromised privacy, led to serious human rights abuses (including genocide and human trafficking), and allowed Russia and others to meddle in the elections of Britain, America, and other countries.

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Over 50,000 Sign Petition Opposing SEC's Effort to Silence Shareholder Voices

A few days after SEC Chair Jay Clayton introduced proposed rule changes that would drastically curtail the rights of investors to file shareholder proposals on important environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, CREDO Action, the advocacy arm of CREDO Mobile, posted an online petition opposing the new rules. The petition garnered 50,461 supporters, by far the largest public statement of opposition to this SEC action from any group.

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