Arjuna Capital
Evolving the Financial Ecosystem While Building and Preserving Client Wealth

Welcome to Arjuna Capital

Our mission is twofold: Through our research and activism, we seek to advance the understanding of what sustainability means for investor returns and corporate profitability. 

We bring the fruits of those efforts to our clients in the form of the most diverse, sustainable, profitable and suitable investment opportunities on offer.

We work to build and preserve our clients' wealth while serving the common good through enlightened engagement in the capital markets.

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Nearly 40% of Entergy shareholders voted for our shareholder proposal asking the utility to integrate distributed renewable energy like rooftop solar into the company's business planning.  See our proposal and release.  

Over half of eBay shareholders vote in favor of closing the gender pay gap at eBay, the 6th of 9 tech companies to face investor pressure on the issue.  See our release here.  

Arjuna's Natasha Lamb joins CNN Money to discuss how investors are closing the gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day.  

 

Natasha Lamb join's NPR's On Point to discuss the importance of transparency and investor actions to close the gender pay gap.

Microsoft is Fifth Tech Giant this year to respond to Shareholder Push for Gender Pay Equity.  Arjuna Capital withdraws its shareholder proposal in light of the company's commitment.  See our release here.

Expedia is fourth Big Tech company to commit to gender pay equity in the wake of a shareholder campaign, led by Arjuna Capital.  See our joint release with Expedia here.

Amazon reverses itself on being transparent about gender pay equity, after investor pressure from Arjuna Capital and a bid to fight the proposal at the SEC.  Joins Intel and Apple in a commitment to close the gender pay gap and keep it closed.  See our release here.  

The SEC rejects Exxon and Chevron's attempts to exclude Arjuna Capital's carbon asset risk shareholder proposals from going to the investor ballot this spring.  Arjuna is asking to companies to return more capital to shareholders as a prudent use of capital in the face of global climate change.  See our release here.

SEC rules against Amazon's bid to exclude Arjuna Capital's Gender Pay Equity Proposal from a Shareholder vote.  Investors will weigh in on whether the retail giant should close the gender pay gap in June.  See our release here, and coverage in Reuters, the Guardian, and Fast Company.  

Berlin-based Energies United is publishing a series of pictorial essays in 2016 on energy from a variety of perspectives. Arjuna Chief Investment Officer Adam Seitchik's essay Money Energy: a personal history, a necessary future can be found here

Arjuna Capital Presses Seven Tech Giants to Follow Lead of Intel, Apple on Gender Pay Equity. See our release here.

Arjuna Capital withdraws proposals at Apple and Intel, as the tech leaders announce commitments to gender pay equity. See our Apple release here and Intel release here.

Natasha Lamb on Why A Proactive Approach to Wage Equality is Good for Business.  

In light of continued concerns over government surveillance and consumer privacy, Arjuna Capital files a shareholder proposal asking AT&T to clarify their policies on government surveillance requests.  See press release by OpenMic, which was founded and is chaired by Arjuna's Chief Strategist Farnum Brown.

Arjuna's Natasha Lamb is interviewed by Business News Network on a first-of-its-kind climate vote at Chevron.  

 

 

 

Arjuna Capital files first-of-its-kind shareholder proposal asking Exxon Mobil to return capital to shareholders rather than invest in high-cost, high-carbon projects in the face of global climate change.  See the press release here.   

Carbon Tracker Report Debunks ExxonMobil's Denial of Carbon Asset Risk:  Arjuna Capital and As You Sow, who filed the shareholder proposal that prompted Exxon's "Managing the Risks" report, endorse Carbon Tracker's findings.

Arjuna's Natasha Lamb is joined by Goldman Sachs' ex-Head of Risk, Bob Litterman, in this response to the climate risk report Arjuna Capital negotiated with Exxon:  Really?  Exxon Mobil left the risk out of its climate risk report.

Green America highlights Arjuna Capital's work on climate change in Best Shareholder Actions in 2014.  

In this New York Times' video--A Threat to Internet Freedom--the oft wonk-y concept of Net Neutrality is elegantly explained as a critical engine of innovation in our economy.  Arjuna Capital's Farnum Brown founded non-profit Open Mic to work to protect the channels that foster digital freedom on the internet.

 

 

Arjuna joined the White House Roundtable on Impact Investing announcing our commitment to invest with social and environmental impact!  Here is the release from Imprint Capital, our partner on the Arjuna Income & Impact Fund.  

Shareholders Press American Express for Transparency on Privacy & Data Security at the Company's annual meeting.  The vote was in response to Arjuna Capital's shareholder proposal asking for a "Transparency Report" on government requests for customer information and follows successful engagements with companies across the financial services, telecom, and healthcare industries on issues of consumer privacy.  

Occidental Petroleum Shareholders show strong support for Arjuna Capital's Shareholder Proposal to address potent methane emissions.  Arjuna Capital has similar proposals coming to a vote this spring at Southwestern Energy and Targa Resources. 

In a Landmark agreement with Shareholders,  ExxonMobil agrees to report on Climate Change and Carbon Asset Risk--the risk assets will be stranded in a low-carbon future.  Natasha Lamb authored a piece in the Guardian discussing the issue.  In this video, Natasha describes why addressing this risk is so critical.  

 

 

Arjuna files the first shareholder proposal asking Exxon Mobil to disclose their strategy to address Carbon Asset Risk--the risk assets will be stranded in a low-carbon future.  See the press release from Ceres' Investor Network on Climate Risk.   

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC could not enforce "net neutrality" rules on Verizon and other Internet service providers (ISPs).  The decision turned on the distinction for the FCC between "information" and "telecommunication" companies. In this video Arjuna Chief Strategist Farnum Brown explains the distinction and why it matters to comedian John Wooley, who in this "mockumentary" pretends to be a hapless shill for the ISPs.

In light of global concerns over government surveillance, Arjuna Capital co-files a shareholder proposal at AT&T requesting Transparency Reports.  See press release by OpenMic, which was founded and is chaired by Arjuna's Chief Strategist Farnum Brown.

Arjuna Capital joins investors representing $3 trillion in the first-ever effort to spur fossil fuel companies to assess the financial risk climate change poses to their business.

Ford Foundation's recently released mockumentary on net neutrality includes a cameo by Farnum 7 minutes in.

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Arjuna and Enlightened Engagement

The name Arjuna refers to the fictional hero of the ancient Indian epic poem, the Mahabharata. In the poem Arjuna is a revered leader, skilled archer, and a champion of enlightened engagement in society.

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Our Investment Team

We believe that Arjuna Capital has put together the strongest team in the business to serve clients interested in a sustainable, enlightened approach to wealth building.

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