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As You Sow

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

As You Sow is a energy conservation organization based in Berkeley, CA that was founded in 1992. As of 2019 they had $4.9 million in revenue and $2.6 million in assets.

Founded in 1992, As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.

(510) 735-8158
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Program areas at As You Sow

Energy: As You Sow is working to accelerate market transformation toward a clean energy economy to avoid the threats of climate change to the world's populations, ecosystems, and economies. Our energy program exposes the financial and environmental risks of coal, oil, and gas companies and creates global investor coalitions for change. Our goal is to create a major flow of capital away from fossil fuels and into clean energy infrastructure. We point out the risks of continued investment in coal, oil, and gas; the dangers of hydraulic fracturing; and the benefits and opportunities of clean technologies. We research and write original reports, develop financial transparency tools, engage major oil, gas, coal, and utility corporations in dialogue, and employ shareholder advocacy to create systemic change. In 2018 we:- engaged and filed shareholder resolutions with sompanies including firstenergy, noble energy, chevron, exxon, aig, anadarko, entergy, ford, gm, jp morgan chase, kroger, wells ...

Toxic enforcement: working on behalf of the public, As You Sow enforces California's safe drinking water and toxic enforcement act (proposition 65), which requires warnings be provided to consumers prior to exposure to certain chemicals such As formaldehyde, ethyl benzene, toluene, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and other known carcinogens and reproductive toxicants. Since 1992 As You Sow has resolved prop 65 actions leading to product reformulations that remove toxics from products and causing warnings to be placed on products that contain toxics including nail polish, temporary classrooms, vitamin supplements, hair care products, and earbuds. We also administer cy pres awards generated in settlements on other environmental 2018, As You sow:filed 60 day notices and worked to settle actions to result in warnings and reformulations on products including infant formula, seaweed snacks, protein powders, chocolate, breakfast cereal, and protein bars.

Environmental health/waste: As You Sow's environmental health and waste program focuses on sustainability in food and packaging. We research and write original reports, engage major food and consumer goods manufacturers in dialogue, and employ shareholder advocacy to create systemic change. Our work addresses gmos, nanomaterials in food, antibiotics and factory farms, pesticide use, packaging and electronic waste, pharmaceutical waste, and ocean plastics/toxicity. This program benefits people, planet, and helps companies increase their bottom line: companies can reduce cost and risk by adopting systemic policies for increased responsibility and stewardship toward their customers, shareholders, and the global commons. In 2018 we:- engaged and filed antibiotics in factory farming resolutions with brinker international, denny's, mcdonald's, sanderson farms, and tyson.- engaged and filed consumer packaging waste resolutions with kraft/heinz, kroger, mcdonald's, mondelez, and starbucks- engaged and filed resolutions on gmos and pesticides with general mills and pepsico

Form 990s for As You Sow

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 31, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Dec 5, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Nov 1, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Sep 29, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for As You Sow

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,980,747
Program services$1,916,282
Investment income and dividends$6,968
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,179
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,902,818

Vendors for As You Sow

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BHLF LLPTax accounting2019-10-31
██████████Marketing software2019-09-16
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2019-09-16
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-16
██████████Fundraising software2019-09-12
███████████Content management system software2019-09-12

Personnel at As You Sow

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Andrew BeharChief Executive Officer$163,066June 27, 2020
Rosanna Landis WeaverProgram Manager, Chief Executive Officer Pay-June 27, 2020
████████ ██████President and Chief Counsel$139,557June 27, 2020
█████ ███████Director , Shareholder Relations and Individual Giving-June 27, 2020
████ ██████████Coordinator, Shareholder Relations-June 27, 2020
█████ █████Vice President , Advancement$120,789June 27, 2020
████████ ████████Vice President , Responsible Sourcing Network-June 27, 2020
█████ ████████Divenst Investment Director$140,025Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Director , Digital Strategies / Director of Digital Strategies-June 27, 2020
██████ ███Office Manager-June 27, 2020
...and nine more key personnel

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