Shareholders Call Big Tech “to the Table” on Human Rights Risk

Asset owners slate 15 proposals on issues including opaque algorithms and privacy rights, amid ongoing concerns over voting limits imposed by dual class share structures.

Members of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) have announced a series of proposals filed for the 2023 proxy of big tech companies, including Alphabet (Google), Amazon and Meta (Facebook). 

“Big tech has been unchecked for a long time,” Anita Dorett, Director of the IAHR, an initiative by the Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility, told ESG Investor. “They have been allowed to operate in a space without really any guardrails in place....

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