We promote values of openness, equity, privacy, and diversity for a healthy media economy.
How it works:
We work to identify pressing social justice issues in the media and tech sectors
Leveraging existing research, Open MIC works to understand issues ranging from government surveillance to internet access to workforce diversity.
We engage investors who share the values of a more open and democratic media and tech landscape
We talk with shareholders about why these issues matter while identifying strategies to make investor voices heard by company leadership.
We support shareholders in efforts to change corporate practices on the issues that matter
Joining with shareholders, we work to engage companies around how their policies and practices impact these issues. This plays out in various ways:
We reach agreements with companies about how they can change, and ensure that companies implement those changes.
We file comments with government agencies and Congress to pursue policy change.
We file proposals to be voted on at annual shareholder meetings that pressure company leadership to make change.
Who We Work With
Open MIC has worked regularly with many of the nation’s leading sustainable investment firms and organizations, including:
As You Sow Foundation
Azzad Asset Management
Boston Common Asset Management
First Affirmative Financial Network
Illinois State Pension Funds
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Investor Alliance on Human Rights
Nathan Cummings Foundation
New York City Employees’ Retirement System
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood
Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
Trillium Asset Management
Wallace Global Fund
Zevin Asset Management
We are open to new partnerships.