The Shareholder Commons Inc

Wilmington, DE   |  www.theshareholdercommons.com

Mission

Our social and environmental systems are at risk from the same market model upon which we rely for our material well-being. These risks can be traced directly to the fact that businesses and their investors are not accounting for the true costs of their activities. By measuring success through financial returns alone, they are excluding critical costs that deplete our common resources and shared future. We envision an economic order that rejects this profits-only strategy while preserving competition and the profit motive. Our mission is to catalyze the development of accountability systems that align free-market forces with human and ecological needs. Only when all businesses compete on a level playing field of just and sustainable practices will we create a shared and durable prosperity.

Ruling year info

2020

CEO

Rick Alexander

Main address

3911 Concord Pike PO Box 7545

Wilmington, DE 19803 USA

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EIN

84-3285119

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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What we aim to solve

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Many if not most of today's systemic risks can be traced directly to the fact that businesses and their investors are not accounting for the true costs of their activities. By measuring success through financial returns alone, they are excluding critical costs that are depleting our common resources and shared future. This exclusive focus on finance creates a market model that values all profits equally, without any regard to the costs those profits impose on people and the planet. This investment model threatens all investors’ returns and our quality of life, because continuing to fund businesses that produce negative social and environmental impacts degrades the very systems upon which all businesses, investors, and beneficiaries rely.

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TSC Programs

TSC is challenging the status quo relationship between investors, capital markets, and sustainability. By shifting investors from a “company-first” investment model that drives profit maximization at the company level to a “systems-first” investment approach that prioritizes value creation across a portfolio and the economy at large, we seek to catalyze creation of a level playing field for sustainable competition on which all companies can operate and people and planet can thrive. To realize this goal, we take a systemic approach across three streams of work:

1. Shareholder Stewardship, where we engage directly with investors around the globe to promote desired behaviors;
2. Policy and Litigation, to change the rules that govern investors in support of this more sustainable approach; and
3. Public Advocacy and Field Building, where we catalyze the development of infrastructure that will be needed to inform, uphold, and reinforce this systems-first approach over time.

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Goals & Strategy

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TSC is challenging the status quo relationship between investors, capital markets, and sustainability. We recognize that investors would be better served if social and environmental impact were prioritized over financial return at individual companies. By shifting investors from a “company-first” investment model that drives profit maximization at the company level to a “systems-first” investment approach that prioritizes value creation across a portfolio and the economy at large, we seek to catalyze creation of a level playing field for sustainable competition on which all companies can operate and people and planet can thrive. This will be achieved when investors act collectively to define and enforce societal and ecological boundaries through guardrails to which all companies must adhere. These guardrails will ensure that beneficiaries prosper financially by preserving common goods such as quality jobs, lives with dignity, and healthy ecosystems.

To realize this goal, we take a systemic approach across three streams of work:

1. Shareholder Stewardship, where we engage directly with investors around the globe to promote desired behaviors;
2. Policy and Litigation, to change the rules that govern investors in support of this more sustainable approach; and
3. Public Advocacy and Field Building, where we catalyze the development of infrastructure that will be needed to inform, uphold, and reinforce this systems-first approach over time.

The TSC team is a small but diverse team of professionals with, collectively, decades of experience in sustainable business approaches, impactful investment strategies, and corporate law. This expertise positions the team well to advance the strategies outlined above. Read more about the TSC team here: https://theshareholdercommons.com/about/.

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The Shareholder Commons Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anthea Kelsick

Ariane Chan

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John Hoeppner

Legal & General Investment Management America

Jon Lukomnik

Sinclair Capital

Susheela Peres Da Costa

Regnan

Raj Thamotheram

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Rick Alexander

The Shareholder Commons

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