Indigenous Rights

NY Times: Chevron Aims at an Activist Shareholder

New York Times business writer Gretchen Morgenson has written a column regarding Trillium’s shareholder engagement with Chevron Corporation, and the subpoena we recently received from the oil company related to its nearly 20-year legal battle with indigenous populations in the … Read more…

New Investor Advisory Raises Questions About Proposed Open Pit Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska

Earthworks, an environmental nonprofit, has recently published a report that details the growing list of regulatory, legal, engineering, and political challenges facing the Pebble Mine project. The proposed open pit mine would be located at the headwaters of the Bristol … Read more…

First Peoples Worldwide Announces Partnership with Trillium Asset Management

Research and Advocacy Collaboration To Promote Indigenous Voices in the Boardroom Contacts: Lisa MacKinnon, Trillium Asset Management (617) 423-6655 Katie Cheney, First Peoples Worldwide (540) 899-6545 February 1, 2012 — First Peoples Worldwide (FPW), a global indigenous nonprofit dedicated to … Read more…

Seasonal Wrap-up: Trillium’s 2011 Engagement Highlights

Trillium Asset Management, LLC, a Boston-based pioneer in the field of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, reported out today on the results of its 2011 proxy season engagements with nearly two dozen major U.S. corporations. (For a full listing … Read more…

Large Investor Coalition Urges Chevron to Explore Settlement in Rainforest Pollution Lawsuit; Related Shareholder Proposal Gets 25% of Vote

“The entire case is looming like a hammer over shareholders’ heads. Chevron should start fresh with a new approach that embraces environmental responsibility and risk management as part of its corporate culture. More legal proceedings will only delay the inevitable.” ~ New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

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Trillium Asks Securities and Exchange Commission to Investigate Chevron Corporation’s Disclosures Re Historic Ecuadorian Judgment

Contact: Shelley Alpern, Trillium   (617) 292-8026, x 248 Jonas Kron, Esq., Trillium   (503) 592-0864 Sanford Lewis, Esq.   (413) 549-7333 Boston, MA, May 23, 2011 – Trillium Asset Management (“Trillium”) has requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) undertake a … Read more…

Largest Open Pit Mine in North America Cause for Investor Concerns– Investors Representing $170 Billion Urge EPA to Safeguard Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Trillium and Calvert-Led Investor Coalition Asks EPA for Clean Water Act (CWA) Review for Pebble Copper and Gold Mine, Sited for the Headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fishery Reserve. BOSTON///April 12, 2011///Nearly 30 investor organizations representing over $170 billion in … Read more…

Chevron Liability in Ecuador Pollution Case Approaches $27 Billion

 Court Judgment Expected This Year by Shelley Alpern Five years ago, I had the privilege of getting a firsthand look at the evidence in one of the most important lawsuits being heard anywhere in the world. The exhibits are a … Read more…

Enbridge – Free Prior & Informed Consent

WHEREAS The company’s proposed $4.5 billion Northern Gateway Project (Gateway) in Western Canada takes place in areas where comprehensive aboriginal territory claims have not been settled – i.e. where aboriginal groups have not signed Treaties or otherwise ceded their title. … Read more…

ConocoPhilips – Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands

WHEREAS ConocoPhillips has considerable interests in oil sands operations in the Canadian boreal forest that mine and upgrade bitumen. ConocoPhillips holds a 9% interest in Syncrude, a joint venture expected to produce 350,000 barrels/day by 2010, and is the operating … Read more…

Biodiversity and Indigenous Impacts Report – Enron

Company: Enron
Final Vote: 7.9%
Year: 2000-2001 Read more…

Land Procurement Policy – Costco

Company: Costco
Final Vote: 4.2%
Year: 2004-2005 Read more…