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How Three Activists Confront Companies on Diversity and Prevail

Arjuna, Pax, and Trillium seek data and action on gender pay gaps – and have gotten it from some tech giants. Next, they're zeroing in on financial firms.
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When it came to protecting gay employees, J.B. Hunt Transport was one of the last holdouts.

The Arkansas-based trucking company hadn’t gotten any reports of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, officials told shareholder activist Brianna Murphy. And after her firm, Trillium Asset Management, filed a resolution asking Hunt to adopt policies explicitly protecting LGBT workers from bias, the company’s board recommended voting against the proposal. It was unnecessary, the company said.