The United Nations Human Rights Council has sent letters to 150 companies warning them that they will be placed on a database of compa
Caterpillar Inc was sued on Friday for allegedly deceiving shareholders about its business, one day after federal law enforcers raided three of its buildings in connection with a probe into the heavy machinery manufacturer’s offshore tax practices.
Anti-occupation protests and college BDS resolutions have grabbed headlines in recent years. But a potentially more consequential battle over Israel has been raging under the radar in corporate boardrooms and shareholder meetings.
The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the occupied Palestinian territiories.
In a narrow vote, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected divestment from companies doing business with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
The Presbyterian church is on the brink of approving a long-debated measure to divest church funds from three companies that do business with Israel.
The boycott Israel movement celebrated when Caterpillar was downgraded. Now, a Presbyterian group is considering divesting from companies deemed to support the Israeli occupation.
A corporate ratings agency cited Israel as a ‘key’ reason that Caterpillar was dumped from its socially responsible stock index. The move handed a big victory to boycott Israel activists.
A victory celebrated by supporters of the movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel, could be significantly overstated.