Andy Behar leads As You Sow, a nonprofit organization, based in Oakland, CA, dedicated to corporate accountability and increased environmental and social change through corporate engagement, shareholder advocacy, and innovative legal strategies. They are focused on climate change, sustainability, human rights, and environmental health; engaging companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Southern, FirstEnergy, Duke, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, HP, Dell, Apple, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and many others. He is a board member of the US Social Investing Forum (US-SIF) and was named one of 30 “Eco Rock Stars and Environmental Mavericks” in Origin Magazine, in August 2015.
As You Sow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing corporate environmental and social responsibility. Founded in 1992, As You Sow envisions a safe, just, and sustainable world in which environmental health and human rights are central to corporate decision-making. Its Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Enforcement programs engage in corporate dialogue, shareholder advocacy, grant-making, and innovative legal strategies to effect positive, industry-wide change.
Topics we covered
[:60] What spurred the beginning of As You Sow 30 years ago (Tom Van Dyck)
[2:34] Toxic compounds in chocolate
[4:30] Andys background and career path
[9:09] As You Sow's mission and research
[11:07] Shareholder power
[12:10] Make sure your investments align with your values
[12:37] The extractive economy
[14:08] Conscious consumerism
[17:50] Dispersion of goods and services
[18:47] The Business Roundtable: New purpose of a corporation
[19:07] 4th industrial age
[20:50] Shifting the narrative
[22:18] Action toolkit
[24:26] What’s it like being an Eco-Rockstar?
[25:30] Excitement for the future
[27:56] Best way to engage
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