Big Tech companies face shareholder pressure on human rights, accountability in active 2021 proxy season

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File; Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP; AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

HALIFAX — Shareholders in some of the world’s largest tech firms will vote in the coming weeks on a range of resolutions that reflect growing concerns around the industry’s record on human rights, climate stewardship and governance. With strong shows of support for shareholder resolutions at companies that have already held their annual meetings, it could be the busiest year on record for activist investing.

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