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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.

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 ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alphabet & Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight as Scandals Loom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alphabet & Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight as Scandals Loom

Boston, MA (May 29, 2018) – At the 2018 annual shareholder meetings of Alphabet and Facebook, shareholders will once again vote on a shareholder proposal related to the tech-giants’ unequal voting structures. With data and privacy issues high on shareholders’ and users’ lists of concerns, sh...
A matter of time: Will prisons be the next big ESG debate? (Responsible Investor)

A matter of time: Will prisons be the next big ESG debate? (Responsible Investor)

NorthStar’s work on mapping prison labor in the supply chain was recently featured in a Responsible Investor article. The article describes the growing trend in socially responsible investing to take a closer look not only at investments in private prisons, but also the wider network of compan...
NorthStar urges “yes” votes on proposals at Facebook, Alphabet, TJX Companies

NorthStar urges “yes” votes on proposals at Facebook, Alphabet, TJX Companies

NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. has shareholder proposals coming up for a vote at three companies in the next two weeks: Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), and TJX Companies (TJX). We urge shareholders to vote in favor of these proposals. Please use the links below to read our shareholder memos filed...
Intel’s financing of anti-diversity politicians and climate change deniers is ‘a risk to the company’ (PCgamesN; May 24, 2018)

Intel’s financing of anti-diversity politicians and climate change deniers is ‘a risk to the company’ (PCgamesN; May 24, 2018)

Since 2012, NorthStar has been filing shareholder proposals at Intel Corporation to seek better management of its and the company political action committee’s (PAC) political contributions. NorthStar believes that if a company is working towards good-business practices like lowering GHG emissi...
Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy (Reuters; May 18, 2018)

Socially responsible funds dump or rethink Facebook over data privacy (Reuters; May 18, 2018)

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook in recent months, in which the personal data of up to 87 million users were inappropriately shared with political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, shareholders across the country have grappled with how to respond to this highly concerni...
Julie speaks on CNBC about Facebook voting rights

Julie speaks on CNBC about Facebook voting rights

NorthStar’s CEO Julie Goodridge was invited onto CNBC’s Closing Bell to debate the appropriate response to the recent Facebook data privacy scandals. Julie reiterates the importance of giving all shareholders equal rights in order to allow shareholders recourse in the face of such scanda...

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