IN THE MEDIA

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.

Speech given at 2008 Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting

Speech given at 2008 Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting

This is the fifth year we have attended these meetings to discuss the company's predatory lending practices. For five years, we have warned that abusive lending is not sustainable, and would result in the loss of customers' equity and the loss of shareholder value due to widespread financial default...
Speech given at 2008 ExxonMobil Shareholder Meeting

Speech given at 2008 ExxonMobil Shareholder Meeting

At Exxon our lowest paid workers now take home $187 a week. We estimate that given the increase in gasoline prices since last year, these employees are now spending nearly 30% of their weekly earnings to fill their cars with our gas. In stark contrast, our Chairman and CEO's weekly income was over $...
Speech given at 2008 AIG Shareholder Meeting

Speech given at 2008 AIG Shareholder Meeting

Water is often called the next oil. We've all seen the risks associated with procuring and delivering oil: environmental risks and pollution, warring over resource control, and business risks of wildly fluctuating commodity prices. Although we would argue that water is NOT a commodity, we strongly b...
Speech given at 2008 PepsiCo Shareholder Meeting

Speech given at 2008 PepsiCo Shareholder Meeting

Joining the CEO Water Mandate is a great start, but it is not sufficient. Our board has a fiduciary obligation to reduce liability risks. It would be imprudent for our board to ignore the risk of global human rights violations, including the human right to water, as a potential liability....
FedEx Becomes Latest Fortune 100 to Protect Transgender Employees (HRC Backstory: 7/14/09)

FedEx Becomes Latest Fortune 100 to Protect Transgender Employees (HRC Backstory: 7/14/09)

More great LGBT news from mid-America. Memphis-based FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) – the world’s largest express transportation provider which reaches even the most remote corners of the country — now prohibits discrimination against transgender employees. Earlier this year, NorthStar Asset Managem...
PepsiCo Agrees to Policy Respecting Human Right to Water (SRI World Group: 4/28/09)

PepsiCo Agrees to Policy Respecting Human Right to Water (SRI World Group: 4/28/09)

Shareowner advocates led by NorthStar Asset Management succeed in engagement with PepsiCo on resolution calling for adoption of water management policy....
PepsiCo Agrees that Access to Water is a Human Right (3/26/09)

PepsiCo Agrees that Access to Water is a Human Right (3/26/09)

NorthStar Asset Management, Inc., a socially responsible investment firm, is pleased to announce successful negotiations with PepsiCo, worldwide food and beverage manufacturer, of an official PepsiCo policy in support of the human right to water. PepsiCo is the first publicly traded, multinational ...
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...

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