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85% of Badger Meter Shareholders Pass Proposal on Diversifying the Company’s Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, MA (May 19, 2021) – At the late April shareholder meeting of Badger Meter, Inc., a supermajority – 85% — of Badger Meter shareholders voted in favor of a shareholder proposal by NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. related to Badger Meter’s lack of diversity on ...
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Facebook Shareholders Seek Better Oversight

At the May 27th annual meeting of shareholders, Facebook shareholders will vote on a proposal that asks CEO Mark Zuckerberg eliminate his oversized control of the company and create a governance structure that would allow all shareholders one vote per share....
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NorthStar encourages shareholder support of Microsoft proxy vote

NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. urges fellow shareholders of Microsoft to support shareholder proposal #1 in the proxy statement, going to a vote this week at the Microsoft annual meeting. Read more to access our rebuttal to Microsoft's management's statement....
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Costco Commits to Continued Reporting on Prison Labor

Due to successful negotiations from a shareholder proposal filed by NorthStar, Costco has become the first U.S. corporation to commit to public reporting on the prison labor in its supply chain....
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Over 90% of Independent Alphabet Shareholders Seek Equal Voting Rights

At the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders of Alphabet last month, an estimated 92% of independent class A shareholders supported a NorthStar proposal that asked the company to adopt a plan to allow all outstanding stock to have equal voting rights....
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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. ...
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TJX Companies’ Shareholders Support Disclosure on Prison Labor

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 that asked for disclosure of prison labor in the company’s supply chain. Click through to learn more....
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Home Depot Shareholders Affirm the Importance of Oversight and Disclosure for Prison Labor

At The Home Depot’s annual shareholder meeting on May 23rd, approximately 30% of shareholders voted in favor of a shareholder proposal that asked for disclosure of prison labor in the company’s supply chain....
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Video: NorthStar pushes for equal voting at Facebook

Click through to watch a Bloomberg interview of NorthStar's CEO Julie Goodridge regarding NorthStar's pending shareholder proposal at Facebook that seeks equal voting for all shareholders....
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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...
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Views

Corporate Leaders, We Know You Can Do Better

I am afraid. I am not afraid of stock market volatility; I am afraid that we are leaving Democracy behind and sinking into Trumpian Fascism...
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Are We Going Forward? — Our CEO’s 1Q 2021 Letter to Clients

I am afraid. I am not afraid of stock market volatility; I am afraid that we are leaving Democracy behind and sinking into Trumpian Fascism...
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One Step Forward? — Our CEO’s Q4 2020 Letter to Clients

I am afraid. I am not afraid of stock market volatility; I am afraid that we are leaving Democracy behind and sinking into Trumpian Fascism...
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Our CEO’s 2Q 2020 Letter to Clients

I am afraid. I am not afraid of stock market volatility; I am afraid that we are leaving Democracy behind and sinking into Trumpian Fascism...
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NorthStar Issues 2019-2020 Social Change and Activism Annual Report

Today, NorthStar issued its Social Change and Activism Annual Report. Read more to learn about the goals we've pursued in 2019 and download this report. ...
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Driving Change as an Inclusive Leader

NorthStar is proud to announce that CEO Julie Goodridge will be speaking on a panel at YW Boston’s 2019 Elevating Lives Series....
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New Report: Prison Labor in the Corporate Supply Chain

NorthStar has published a white paper outlining its perspective on the issue of domestic (U.S) prison labor in company supply chains, and recommending best practices for companies and investors to uncover and respond to abusive labor practices. "Prison Labor in the United States: An Investor Perspe...
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An Open Letter to Governor Charlie Baker (4/1/16)

AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARLIE BAKER: Dear Governor Baker, Almost 12 years ago gay and lesbian citizens of the Commonwealth were allowed to marry. My family played a big role in the case that made this possible, and it included much disruption to our lives and the life of our daughter, Annie. We all surv...
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Ideas. To inspire, inform, and challenge

Leslie Christian, our Senior Investment Advisor who also runs our Outside Investments department, maintains a blog of her thought leadership outside the NorthStar website....
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NorthStar Asset Management Urges Investor Groups to Divest From Gun Manufacturers (12/5/15)

If Congress won't act to control gun violence, maybe investors can; they can stop supporting the manufacturers of deadly assault weapons--like the Smith & Wesson guns used in the latest mass shooting in San Bernardino....
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