(TSLA) sustainable reputation ordinarily isn’t in question, but shareholder proposals at its Sept. 20 annual meeting are challenging the electric vehicle manufacturer’s employee arbitration policy and its human rights guidelines, demonstrating the complexity of being a sustainable company.
Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, epitomizes the revolution to combat climate change by turning away from fossil fuels. It says its mission is to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”
The world is coming around to this way of thinking. As wildfires devastated the West Coast, the Business Roundtable, a powerful emblem of corporate America, announced it would support broad-based measures to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates the U.S. derivatives markets, said climate change “poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its