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December 12, 2023

Untangling Discrimination

How Temporary Staffing Agencies Rely on a Racist Business Model to Discriminate Today’s temporary work landscape emerges from a history of racist labor practices dating back to slavery and sharecropping. The earliest iteration of temporary staffing agencies sold slave labor

May 03, 2023

Murdered Behind the Wheel

Murdered Behind the Wheel: An Escalating Crisis for App Drivers Executive Summary Despite their self-proclaimed role as “disrupters” of modern industries, app corporations like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash merely perpetuate an age-old, shameful American business tradition: chasing profit by paying

December 06, 2022

DHS Open for Business

DHS Open for Business: How Tech Corporations Bring the War on Terror to Our Neighborhoods Executive Summary In the aftermath of 9/11, the George W. Bush administration launched the global “War on Terror,” capitalizing on public fears and calls for

June 01, 2022

Fidelity’s Fossil Fuel Problem

Fidelity’s lagging on climate and environmental justice issues comes as less of a surprise given its extremely close - but largely unscrutinized - ties to the fossil fuel industry, specifically at the heights of the firm’s ownership and governance.

May 23, 2022

The National Rental Home Council: How America’s Largest Single-Family Landlords Put Profit Over People

Over the past decade, housing in the U.S. has become increasingly consolidated into the hands of corporations, while rents and home prices have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels.

March 24, 2022

Vanguard’s Empty Promises

Vanguard’s Empty Promises: How Vanguard Funds Harm and Fuels Extractive Industry Pennsylvania based asset manager, Vanguard, is the world’s second largest asset manager, with over $8 trillion in assets under management. Vanguard is referred to as a “universal owner,” with

September 15, 2021

PROMESA Has Failed

PROMESA Has Failed: How a Colonial Board Is Enriching Wall Street and Hurting Puerto Ricans PROMESA fracasó: Cómo una junta colonial enriquece a Wall Street y le hace daño a Puerto Rico Read the full report Lea el informe en

May 19, 2021

BlackRock’s Governance Mess

As Blackrock Rushes to Cut Climate Risk, Lead Director Murry Gerber Doubles Down on Fossil Fuels

May 03, 2021

Breaking Up With Bad Banks

There has been growing recognition over the last decade of the destructive role that big banks have played in our society, harming our communities and our planet. There is wider awareness now of the ways that big banks worsened racial economic inequality, by both redlining certain neighborhoods, preventing families of color from buying homes, and also targeting those same neighborhoods for high-cost predatory loans that stripped homeowners of their wealth.

April 19, 2021

21st Century Policing

21ST CENTURY POLICING: The Rise and Reach of Surveillance Technology Sitting at the intersection of criminalization and capitalism, the use of emerging surveillance technology has become increasingly popular among police departments in the United States over the last few decades.