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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.

ExxonMobil’s CEO Pay Mirrors Skyrocketing Trends of Oil Prices (5/28/08)

ExxonMobil’s CEO Pay Mirrors Skyrocketing Trends of Oil Prices (5/28/08)

Today at the annual ExxonMobil shareholder meeting, NorthStar Asset Management of Boston presented a resolution asking the company to examine the significant income gap between its lowest paid workers and the highest paid worker....
Shareholder Activists Challenge PepsiCo On Human Right to Water (5/1/08)

Shareholder Activists Challenge PepsiCo On Human Right to Water (5/1/08)

In the face of increasingly alarming statistics about the global availability of clean drinking water, PepsiCo shareholders and human rights activists have teamed up to demand that PepsiCo create and follow a policy that respects the Human Right to Water. "Water scarcity is a serious modern-day rea...
Wells Fargo Repeatedly Called to Account for Racial Inequities in its Sub-Prime Loan Practices (4/28/08)

Wells Fargo Repeatedly Called to Account for Racial Inequities in its Sub-Prime Loan Practices (4/28/08)

On April 29th, NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. and Responsible Wealth, a project of United for a Fair Economy, both based in Boston, Massachusetts, will once again ask the Board and shareholders of Wells Fargo to examine the company's sub-prime lending practices. "As shareholders, we have believed ...
Soaring Executive Pay Attacked by Shareholder Activists (CorpWatch; 6/26/07)

Soaring Executive Pay Attacked by Shareholder Activists (CorpWatch; 6/26/07)

Peter Rose, a Seattle-based corporate chief executive offficer, took home $4.7 million last year. He thinks that’s quite enough. “There's only so much crap you can buy,” he told his hometown newspaper. His colleagues in corporate America seem not to agree. Last year, the CEOs of the ...
Immigrants Push Western Union to Share the Wealth (The Nation; 5/28/07)

Immigrants Push Western Union to Share the Wealth (The Nation; 5/28/07)

For Mother's Day, Martha Ugarte sent $100 from Los Angeles to her 67-year-old mother in Oaxaca, Mexico. For this, she paid $14.95 to Western Union, and lost another $2 in the exchange rate commission. It's this 17 percent fee that has her outraged, and it explains why she decided to travel across th...
Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calls for Divestment of ExxonMobil (3/5/07)

Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calls for Divestment of ExxonMobil (3/5/07)

NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. is calling on individuals and institutions with a fiduciary obligation to protect client assets to divest from ExxonMobil before global warming and the rising cost of oil production undermines shareholder value....
Hubbell, Inc. and FuelCell Energy Add Gender Expression Protections to Workplace Policies (2/7/07)

Hubbell, Inc. and FuelCell Energy Add Gender Expression Protections to Workplace Policies (2/7/07)

Hubbell Incorporated, a Connecticut-based electrical equipment manufacturer, and FuelCell Energy, a Connecticut-based energy company, have both agreed with a shareholder proposal urging them to ban discrimination based on gender identity. NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. in Boston asked each company...
Hain Celestial’s Executive Compensation Sky-High? (11/26/06)

Hain Celestial’s Executive Compensation Sky-High? (11/26/06)

At Hain Celestial's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, November 30, CEO Irwin Simon had better hope shareholders drink a big mug of Celestial Seasoning's Sleepytime Tea before voting on the issues before them. Although the stock has finally broken out of years of lackluster performance, shareho...
Pressuring Companies to be More Responsible (Responsible Wealth: 4/30/06)

Pressuring Companies to be More Responsible (Responsible Wealth: 4/30/06)

Staples has agreed to adopt an open and transparent communications policy for the company's political donations, and Hain Celestial has agreed to document and disclose the exact pay gap between its top executives and lowest-paid workers, and evaluate whether that gap should be narrowed. These two r...
More Firms’ Political Ties Put Online (LA Times; 3/20/06)

More Firms’ Political Ties Put Online (LA Times; 3/20/06)

Under pressure from shareholder activists, a small but growing number of major U.S. companies have agreed to disclose their political donations on their corporate websites....
Doing battle in the boardroom: Mass. gay activist facing tough fight over bank in Ohio (Boston Globe: 3/10/04)

Doing battle in the boardroom: Mass. gay activist facing tough fight over bank in Ohio (Boston Globe: 3/10/04)

In the last three years, Goodridge has taken on the likes of Caterpillar Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., with resounding success. Soon after Goodridge filed each shareholder resolution, the companies changed their policies without waiting for a vote....

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