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Topic - National Center For Public Policy Research
A conservative, pro-market shareholder activist group is claiming a split in its drive to fend off what it sees as left-wing pressure on two of the biggest names on the Internet.
In a testy exchange with shareholders, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared last week that his company has values that extend beyond corporate profits, and urged those who dispute prevailing beliefs on climate change to not invest in the company.
Some on the right are now embracing shareholder activism, using tactics pioneered on the left that have turned America's corporate boardrooms and annual meetings into battlegrounds over causes ranging from climate change and gay rights to universal health care and campaign spending reform.