Saijel Kishan, Washington Post

Saijel Kishan

Washington Post

New York, NY, United States

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  • Insurance Journal
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Recent articles by Saijel:

An ABC on ESG and Sustainable Investing’s Flavors: QuickTake

You’ve probably heard of ESG, and may know it as a form of investing and finance that involves considering material financial risks from environmental factors, social issues and questions of corporate governance. If you’re like most people, you’re probably not clear on the difference between ESG and socially responsible investing, impact investing and similar, sometimes overlapping approaches --… → Read More

A Basic Guide to ESG Investing and Why it Faces a Backlash: QuickTake

You’ve probably heard of ESG, and may know it as a form of investing and finance that involves considering material financial risks from environmental factors, social issues and questions of corporate governance. If you’re like most people, you’re probably not clear on the difference between ESG and socially responsible investing, impact investing and similar, sometimes overlapping approaches --… → Read More

What Are Civil Rights Audits, and Why Are Companies Doing Them?

Calls for U.S. companies to perform what are known as civil rights audits grew in the wake of the protests that erupted across the U.S. in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. They’ve been promoted by advocates as a way to help corporations understand and address their role in creating or sustaining racial disparities. They’ve also been dismissed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Jamie Dimon for… → Read More

What Are Civil Rights Audits, and Why Are Companies Doing Them?

Calls for U.S. companies to perform what are known as civil rights audits grew in the wake of the protests that erupted across the U.S. in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. They’ve been promoted by advocates as a way to help corporations understand and address their role in creating or sustaining racial disparities. They’ve also been dismissed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Jamie Dimon for… → Read More

Walmart, Lowe's Shareholders Urged to Vote on Abortion Proposals

ISS is recommending investors vote for the retailers to put out reports on the increased risk to their US workforces as abortion rights erode. → Read More

Tesla, Echoing Musk, Says ESG Metrics Are ‘Fundamentally Flawed’

Tesla Inc., whose Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has criticized ESG for making little sense, said current ways of measuring environmental, social and → Read More

What Are Civil Rights Audits, and Why Are Companies Doing Them?

Calls for U.S. companies to perform what are known as civil rights audits grew in the wake of the protests that erupted across the U.S. in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. They’ve been promoted by advocates as a way to help corporations understand and address their role in creating or sustaining racial disparities. They’ve also been dismissed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Jamie Dimon for… → Read More

Meta Loses Bid to Quash Vote on the Future of Metaverse

Arjuna Capital proposal asks for study, shareholder approval of plans for a virtual world → Read More

ESG Litigation Over Social Issues Is Poised to Rise

Climate-related lawsuits like those filed against energy companies Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Plc and PG&E Corp. have dominated ESG litigation in recent → Read More

State Street Expects Companies to Have Women on Their Boards

State Street Global Advisors, one of the world’s biggest asset managers, said all global companies in which it invests must have at least one woman on their boards to gain the firm’s support during the upcoming proxy season. → Read More

Tyson to Conduct Racial Audit After Outcry Over Workers

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the meatpackers that came under fire during the height of the pandemic for its treatment of a largely minority workforce, will commission a detailed study to determine whether its practices contribute to racial inequities. An independent group will carry out the equity audit of the biggest U.S. meat company by sales, with Tyson aiming to publish its findings within a… → Read More

Charlie Penner, the Investor Reshaping Exxon From the Inside

In May the tiny investment fund Penner worked for, Engine No. 1, landed three independent directors on the board of Exxon Mobil, one of the most stunning upsets for a shareholder vote. → Read More

He Helped Start the ESG Movement. Now He Wants to Fix It

Steve Lydenberg, a pioneer of responsible investing, says it’s time to focus on reforming systems. → Read More

Tyson Investor Calls on Meat Producer to Perform Racial Audit

America’s biggest meat company is the latest to come under investor pressure to conduct an independent racial equity audit. → Read More

Emboldened ESG Activists Savor Next Round of Boardroom Showdowns

Armed with new tactics, investors are preparing to agitate for change at major U.S. companies. → Read More

Goldman’s Flip on Harassment Followed Campaign by Tiny Activist

What did it take to get Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to relent on its opposition to studying the impact of mandatory arbitration? A series of calls with a tiny investor in November, January and March, an embarrassing shareholder vote in April, a TV personality’s endorsement, and more pressure in May. → Read More

Shareholders Score Records on Corporate Diversity Push in 2021

A turnabout at IBM adds to pressure from investors to keep diversity promises → Read More

Investors Pressure Corporate America With Record Diversity Push

Shareholders are making their biggest push yet into getting corporate America to look more like America. → Read More

BlackRock Breaks Wall Street Ranks With Planned Racial Audit

BlackRock Inc. is breaking ranks with peers on Wall Street by doing a deep dive into its business to see how it may have contributed to racial inequities in the financial system. → Read More

BlackRock to Push Companies on Racial Diversity in 2021

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, plans to next year push companies for greater ethnic and gender diversity for their boards and workforces, and says it will vote against directors who fail to act. → Read More