Harrington Investments, Inc. (HII), a Napa, California based socially responsible investment advisory firm, has placed an important human rights resolution on the Apple corporation’s proxy ballot to address the ongoing abuse of workers at manufacturers that produce Apple products. Apple shareholders will vote on the resolution at the upcoming 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held on February 28 in Cupertino, California.
Harrington Investments has introduced a shareholder resolution at Hewlett Packer (HP) calling for the establishment of a Board Committee on Human Rights. The Committee would be responsible for oversight and governance regarding human rights issues raised by HP’s activities and provide a vehicle to fulfill the Board’s fiduciary responsibilities.
Shareholder advocacy efforts by Harrington Investments Inc., together with Trillium Asset Management and the ACLU of Northern California, have successfully persuaded Verizon Inc. to issue a transparency report detailing U.S. and foreign government requests for customer data from the telecommunication giant. In response to the company’s announcement, the resolution was withdrawn.
Building a sustainable economy will require new thinking about how we invest. Instead of investing exclusively in (“Worry Over Inequality Occupies Wall Street”) Wall Street, with its focus on short term-profit, we must begin diversifying our investment dollars into areas that truly support long-term sustainability.
Harrington Investments, Inc. (HII) has re-filed a shareholder resolution calling for the Monsanto Corporation (MON) to disclose the real financial risks to shareholders and other stakeholders for producing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) over the past two decades.
Activist investor John Harrington is apparently a little leery of at least three major U.S. firms: Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG). MarketWatch reports that Harrington has filed proposals asking for details on how the firms’ management teams are both ethically and legally obligated to their shareholders.
Dear President Obama,
You should be ashamed to be supporting the current secret trade negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) which is another pro-corporate measure to continue to destroy American jobs and throw away the ability of Congress to have any input on a major treaty that governs 40% of U.S. imports and exports. Read More »
By Forrest Hill
With Republicans signing pledges not to raise taxes and the likelihood that increased government austerity is going to make matters worse for struggling Americans, the only way out of the current debacle may be to entice the wealthier member’s of our society to put their money to work for the good of the country. Read More »
By John Harrington
While we are all very sad to lose such a wonderful human being as Nelson Mandela, we were so fortunate to live at a time in history that he achieved so much for so many. I was particularly honored to work with many of my colleagues and friends to witness the death of apartheid thanks, in part, to our successful corporate divestment campaign in California and throughout the United States.