As You Sow engages in coalition building with industry, nonprofits, and government agencies to increase corporate social and environmental responsibility. This collaboration is a vital piece of our strategy to create positive, long-term change in corporate decision making processes.
Through proactive dialogue, these coalitions educate and encourage companies to adopt policies and practices with positive environmental and social impacts, thereby improving brand reputation and reducing corporate risk.
Addressing the particular needs of various constituencies ensures that our dialogues with senior management impacts shareholder concerns, company bottom line, the health of the environment, and the safety of workers and consumers.
If dialogue alone is insufficient we file shareholder resolutions and reach out to institutional investors, media outlets, and proxy analysts to raise awareness and advocate for change.