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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.

Over 90% of Independent Alphabet Shareholders Seek Equal Voting Rights

Over 90% of Independent Alphabet Shareholders Seek Equal Voting Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 90% of Independent Alphabet Shareholders Seek Equal Voting Rights Boston, MA (July 2, 2019) – At the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders of Alphabet last month, an estimated 92% of independent class A shareholders supported a proposal that asked the company to adopt a pl...
Shareholders Press Alphabet for Better Governance at Company AGM

Shareholders Press Alphabet for Better Governance at Company AGM

At Alphabet’s annual shareholder meeting this Wednesday, NorthStar and a dozen other shareholders that have filed proposals seek answers from Alphabet’s management team and board of directors on a range of corporate governance and human rights issues.  For many years, NorthStar ...
TJX Companies’ Shareholders Support Disclosure on Prison Labor

TJX Companies’ Shareholders Support Disclosure on Prison Labor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TJX Companies’ Shareholders Support Disclosure on Prison Labor Boston, MA (June 5, 2019) – From the TJX Companies’ annual shareholder meeting on June 4th, a preliminary vote report indicated that approximately 38% of shareholders voted in favor of a shareholder proposal t...
Home Depot Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor

Home Depot Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Depot Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA (June 3, 2019) – At The Home Depot’s annual shareholder meeting on May 23rd, approximately 30% of shareholders voted in favor of a shareholder proposal that...
Video: NorthStar pushes for equal voting at Facebook

Video: NorthStar pushes for equal voting at Facebook

NorthStar’s CEO, Julie Goodridge, appeared on Bloomberg recently to describe NorthStar’s pending shareholder proposal at Facebook that seeks equal voting for all shareholders. Julie emphasizes NorthStar’s ethical and financial concerns with this share structure:...
Bloomberg: “At Facebook’s Shareholder Meeting, a Challenge to Zuckerberg’s Power is Already Doomed”

Bloomberg: “At Facebook’s Shareholder Meeting, a Challenge to Zuckerberg’s Power is Already Doomed”

NorthStar’s dogged pursuit of equal voting rights is highlighted in a recent Bloomberg article about this week’s Facebook annual meeting.  While Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to hold majority voting rights of the company, NorthStar fervently believes that all governance...
Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight

Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight Boston, MA (May 23, 2019) – Amid company controversy, shareholders at the May 30th Facebook annual meeting will ask that Mark Zuckerberg hand over his oversized control of the company and create a governance structure allowing all s...
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...

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