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NorthStar’s decades-long commitment to socially responsible investing and our thoughtful strategy of shareholder activism puts the firm out in front of many of today’s hot-button investment issues. Because of this, we have become sought-after media commentators. Read some recent articles browse the Media Archives.

NorthStar’s CEO honored as a 2019 Academy of Women Achievers Awardee

NorthStar’s CEO honored as a 2019 Academy of Women Achievers Awardee

Julie Goodridge, NorthStar’s founder and CEO, will be honored this June as one of YW Boston’s 2019 Academy of Women Achievers Awardees. Julie will be honored at YW Boston’s 24th Academy of Women Achievers Luncheon which, according to YW Boston, serves to “recognize and honor ...
Costco Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor

Costco Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Costco Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor Boston, MA and Bellevue, WA (February 13, 2019) – At the annual meeting of shareholders for Costco Wholesale, held on January 24 in Bellevue, Washington, nearly 29% of shareholders voted in...
CNBC: “Zuckerberg has no clue about what it means to protect user privacy…”

CNBC: “Zuckerberg has no clue about what it means to protect user privacy…”

NorthStar’s CEO Julie Goodridge was recently asked to appear on CNBC to discuss the most recent news of the tech giant’s “mismanagement of user data.”  In her appearance, Julie shares her concerns that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is unprepared to manage the data pri...
Facebook’s tipping point: Tech giant grapples with slower growth, calls for major leadership shakeup

Facebook’s tipping point: Tech giant grapples with slower growth, calls for major leadership shakeup

As Facebook continues to struggle against “scathing reports,” NorthStar’s CEO Julie Goodridge was quoted in a recent Fox News article regarding the governance issues at Facebook: “It’s simply not possible for Mark Zuckerberg to dig himself and the company out of this mess witho...
CNBC: “Facebook investors sound off about Zuckerberg after stock plunges 40 percent in four months”

CNBC: “Facebook investors sound off about Zuckerberg after stock plunges 40 percent in four months”

Coupled with Julie’s appearance on CNBC, NorthStar’s CEO joins other investors “sounding off” about Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg after a series of missteps continue to push the stock price lower. Through its shareholder proposals, NorthStar pushes Facebook to improve gove...
NorthStar’s CEO talks about Facebook on CNBC and Bloomberg

NorthStar’s CEO talks about Facebook on CNBC and Bloomberg

On November 19, 2018 NorthStar’s CEO Julie Goodridge was invited to speak on Bloomberg TV as well as CNBC related governance issues at Facebook. In these videos, Julie shares NorthStar’s perspective on how crucial governance improvements need to happen in order to safeguard shareholder v...
Windy City Times features Julie’s lifetime work in SRI

Windy City Times features Julie’s lifetime work in SRI

NorthStar’s CEO, Julie Goodridge, was recently interviewed by a Windy City Times reporter about Julie’s career and passion for making social change. Read about how Julie’s history of community organizing, her academic studies, and career trajectory led her to an early role in the...
Green America features NorthStar’s work on prison labor

Green America features NorthStar’s work on prison labor

NorthStar's extensive work on understanding and mapping prison labor in the corporate supply chain of U.S. companies was featured in the most recent issue of Green American Magazine, the quarterly print publication of Green America. NorthStar has been a longtime member of Green America, an organiza...
NorthStar quoted in Reuters on issue of directors missing shareholder meetings

NorthStar quoted in Reuters on issue of directors missing shareholder meetings

Shareholders that attend the company’s annual meeting generally expect the board of directors to do the same, especially since it’s the only annual opportunity for shareholders to voice concerns and hear a reply directly from the CEO and board. However, a recent Reuters article indicates...
NorthStar quoted in Vanity Fair on shareholder concerns at Facebook annual meeting

NorthStar quoted in Vanity Fair on shareholder concerns at Facebook annual meeting

Facebook held its annual shareholder meeting on May 31, 2018, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the board faced angry shareholders and sharp critique in the wake of Facebook’s data privacy scandals. NorthStar’s Chief Investment Officer, Christine Jantz, attended to present our proposal askin...
NorthStar is again honored as “Best for the World”

NorthStar is again honored as “Best for the World”

NorthStar Asset Management is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row it has been honored by B Corp as a “Best for the World” company in the customers category. According to B Corp, “Every business worth its salt aims to please its customers. The Best For The World: Customers hon...
NorthStar’s proposal at Facebook leads the way for shareholder scrutiny

NorthStar’s proposal at Facebook leads the way for shareholder scrutiny

At the May 31 Facebook annual meeting of shareholders, NorthStar’s Chief Investment Officer, Christine Jantz, presented a proposal regarding a recapitalization plan so that each share gets one vote. Under the current share structure, shareholders are mathematically unable to “outvote” the ...

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