Environment > Corporate Engagement (prior to 2017)

These grants demonstrate the use of complementary investor activist and advocacy efforts that engage the corporate sector and publicize corporate responsibility and liability risks as related to water use and impairment.

2016


As You Sow

Oakland, CA
Fracking and shareholder activism initiative
$50,000
www.asyousow.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
50/50 Climate Project
$30,000

Tri State Coalition for Responsible Investing

Montclair, NJ
Shareholder engagement on water impacts of business operations
$25,000
www.tricri.org

2015


As You Sow

Oakland, CA
Continued use of shareholder action to pressure extraction companies to reduce and eliminate the negative environmental, health, and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing operations 
$50,000
www.asyousow.org

Tri State Coalition for Responsible Investing

Montclair, NJ
Shareholder engagement on water impacts of business operations
$25,000
www.tricri.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Advancing investor and oil and gas industry action on water stewardship
$60,000
www.ceres.org

2014


As You Sow

Oakland, CA
Its continued work pressuring major gas producing companies to be more transparent and to acknowledge the negative environmental, health and
social impacts of hydraulic fracturing
$50,000
www.asyousow.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
American Sustainable Business Council's organizing activities in New York around shale gas drilling concerns
$45,000
www.publicinterestprojects.org

Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

Montclair, NJ
Shareholder engagement with companies to address the impacts of business operations on water use and quality
$25,000
www.tricri.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Advancing investor and corporate action on water stewardship

$50,000
www.ceres.org

2013


As You Sow

Oakland, CA
Its continued work pressuring major gas producing companies to be more transparent and to acknowledge the negative environmental, health and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing
$50,000
www.asyousow.org

Commonwise Education, Inc.

Charlotte , VT
American Sustainable Business Council's organizing activities in New York
around shale gas drilling concerns
$45,000
www.commonwise.com

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Continued development and use of Aqua Gauge, a tool that advances investor and corporate action on water stewardship

$50,000
www.ceres.org

2012


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

New York, NY
Carbon Disclosure Project's Water Disclosure Initiative, which collects and disseminates critical data on water use from the world's largest corporations
$25,000
www.rockpa.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Continued development and use of Aqua Gauge, a tool that advances investor and corporate action on water stewardship
$40,000
www.ceres.org

2011


As You Sow

San Francisco, CA
Its continued work of pressuring major gas producing companies to be more transparent and to acknowledge the negative environmental, health and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing
$50,000
www.asyousow.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Its efforts to push companies in high-risk sectors to integrate water scarcity considerations into risk assessments, disclosure and business planning
$40,000
www.ceres.org

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

New York, NY
The Carbon Disclosure Project's Water Disclosure Initiative, providing critical data on water use from the world's largest corporations
$25,000
www.rockpa.org

2010


As You Sow

San Francisco, CA
Continue its Shareholder Action on Hydraulic Fracturing program, which includes company research and dialogue, shareholder resolutions and media outreach
$40,000
www.asyousow.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Advance the idea that environmental and social issues like water availability are bottom-line financial issues and provide strategies to companies for incorporation into business and investment decision-making
$50,000
www.ceres.org

2009


As You Sow

San Francisco, CA
Launch of a shareholder activism campaign to reduce the environmental damage and public health impacts of the use of hydraulic fracturing methods during gas drilling
$35,000
www.asyousow.org

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA
Building the financial case for why corporations, investors and financial firms must regard water scarcity as a significant limiting factor in business models
$50,000
www.ceres.org

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

New York, NY
Investor network awareness for better disclosure of water data by water utilities
$30,000
www.iccr.org