Roe v. Wade Reversal: Change Finance Responds

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- Dorrit Lowsen, President, COO, Change Finance


The U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has provided many business with new, difficult decisions. Employees, customers and investors are asking corporate leaders to express their opinion on an issue where they know some will disagree. Dorrit Lowsen, President of the Change Finance, took some time to explain how her fund is leading the fight against policies that restrict reproductive health. Our discussion covered:

  1. Why these policies are "bad for business"
  2. How Change Finance is working to mitigate harm
  3. Ways to participate in "proxy voting" and "corporate engagement"

Specifically, Dorrit took the time to answer:

  • What is corporate engagement?
  • What is proxy voting?
  • Why was the Roe v. Wade reversal "bad for business?"
  • How is Change Finance specifically working to mitigate harm?
  • What can individuals do to support corporate policies they want to see in the world?



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