• Why Bother?

    Why Bother?

    After the 2016 election, I started hearing more new EQAT volunteers asking questions like, “What will this action accomplish?” People seemed to have an increased sense of what was at stake and wanted to use their time well. My answer was, “By itself, this action will accomplish nothing, but in our first campaign, 125 actions together…


  • Vanguard, Which Future Will You Choose?

    Vanguard, Which Future Will You Choose?

    Vanguard recently withdrew from its biggest climate commitment, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. EQAT showed up in action at a Vanguard office last week to remind company leadership of the real-life stakes of their decision. The choice to continue to invest in fossil fuels or transition to a clean energy economy shouldn’t be about…


  • Connecting the Dots: Vanguard’s Toxic Investments

    Connecting the Dots: Vanguard’s Toxic Investments

    It was chilly and damp when we left the house for an action at Vanguard’s headquarters in Malvern. Having my wife Amy as company helped ease my nervousness that everything would go well. I had signed on as action lead only a few weeks before. The planning team had done most of the hard advance…


  • We Went to Tim Buckley’s Home and We Prayed for Him

    By Betsy Torg In hope, in prayer, we find ourselves hereIn hope, in prayer, we’re right here Tim Buckley is the CEO of Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management firms. Vanguard holds about $300 billion invested in fossil fuels, with about $101 billion invested in coal. As such, he has incredible power and…


  • They Chose to Arrest Us Rather than Meet with Us

    By Jo CordonHill I woke up at 6am on Wednesday September 21st with my mind, as the old song says, stayed on freedom—freedom from fossil fuels that is. In an action organized by EQAT, I and seven others planned to go to Vanguard’s Malvern headquarters and ask for a meeting with John Galloway, head of…


  • Eight arrested, and more bold action going forward

    This fall, EQAT and other members of the Vanguard S.O.S. campaign are taking action to challenge Vanguard on its stewardship hypocrisy, highlighting the ways the asset manager has failed to act on its own stated values. Photo by Rachael Warriner Vanguard says it considers climate change a “fundamental risk to companies and their shareholders’ long-term…