By Rishi Iyengar, June 16, 2021
An activist investor is urging Microsoft to do more to combat sexual harassment following misconduct allegations against its founder Bill Gates.
In a shareholder resolution published Wednesday, impact investment firm Arjuna Capital called on Microsoft to release an annual transparency report detailing its sexual harassment policies and investigations into alleged incidents across the company.
“Microsoft is under intense public scrutiny due to numerous claims of sexual harassment and an alleged failure to address them adequately and transparently,” Natasha Lamb, Arjuna Capital’s managing partner, said in a statement. “Reports of Bill Gates’ alleged inappropriate relationships and sexual advances towards Microsoft employees have only exacerbated concerns, putting in question the culture set by top leadership.”
Microsoft (MSFT) declined to comment on the shareholder resolution.
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