Empowering shareholders to hold corporations accountable
Majority Action is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that empowers shareholders to hold corporations accountable to high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, and long-term value creation.
Majority Action merged in 2018 with the 50/50 Climate Project. Together we launched the Climate Majority Project to continue the 50/50 Climate Project’s pioneering work of educating and engaging investors on the critical role of corporate governance in addressing climate change.
Eli Kasargod-Staub is the co-founder and executive director of Majority Action. He has worked at the intersection of corporate governance and corporate accountability for his entire career and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. Previously he developed engagement strategy for Majority Action's predecessor organizations 50/50 Climate Project and the Climate Majority Project, as well as led research and corporate governance initiatives at the Service Employees International Union and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Eli serves on the board of directors of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.
James Rucker, co-founder of Majority Action, is a technologist and software entrepreneur turned activist who has spent the last 16 years seeking to use technology to strengthen the voice of everyday people in creating political and social change, with an emphasis on racial and social justice. James is co-founder and former executive director of Color of Change, an online community of over a million people dedicated to amplifying the political voice of Black America. James also co-founded Citizen Engagement Lab (CEL), an incubator for creating similar efforts for other underrepresented communities. Previously, James served as Director of Grassroots Mobilization for MoveOn.org, playing a lead role in technology and organizing strategy. James serves on the boards of Color of Change, Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, MoveOn.org, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Lisa Lindsley directs investor engagement at Majority Action, leading outreach with institutional investors to support their efforts to implement good governance practices and sustainable business strategies.
Previously Lisa was the Capital Strategies Director at AFSCME, where she led the effort to remove Jamie Dimon as the board chair of JPMorgan Chase, helped pass the Dodd-Frank Act, and pioneered shareholder initiatives around ALEC and human rights. She has also held leadership roles in microfinance, as well as serving as a Managing Director in the Latin American Corporate Finance Division of Bear Stearns.
Lisa holds an MBA from NYU and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has lived in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, and she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.