Fair Truth and Fiduciary Duty: The Power of Corporate Shareholders to Make a Difference

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This paper will examine the duties of publicly traded corporations to their shareholders,and analyze how these duties can empower shareholders to create social change. As part owners of publicly traded companies, cause shareholders have a distinctive platform forsharing their concerns and encouraging corporate action. For the fair truth label campaign, cause shareholders may provide a new avenue of activism: shareholders can pressure corporations from within to promote the fair truth label.


Paper and presentation given at the Elfenworks Unconference, Fair Truth, at http://fairtruth.org/.