IN THE LOOP ➰ ISSUE 001
Ho-ho-hodl, fellow Troopers!
As we near the holidays, we welcome you to the first issue of Troop’s newsletter, In The Loop.
In The Loop represents a monthly round up of the most exciting news regarding all things corporate accountability, shareholder activism, and social innovation.
With each section below, we’ll be including articles and links to content with estimated reading times (we want to make sure you’re mentally prepared for 20-page research reports), as well as emojis to help indicate the medium (hint: if you’re in an office, you’ll probably want headphones for the 📹).
It’s been a wild 2021 full of twists and turns (especially on the corporate front), so buckle up as you read on—we’re betting on 2022 being an even bigger year for the activist investor.
Updates from Troop’s internal team
Troop sponsored The Fintech Formal at Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, NY, an event celebrating with enthusiasts in the finance and technology communities—be sure to check out organizer Nik Milanović’s incredible weekly newsletter.
This Week In Fintech (~N/A, 📥)
Stories uncovering corporate misconduct, hot off the press
Amazon, Apple, and Disney are among companies secretly backing anti-climate reform lobbies.
Guardian (~4 min, ☕️)
Mine workers from across Appalachia are protesting outside BlackRock over unfair pay, benefits cuts, and predatory profiteering by Warrior Met Coal, of which the firm is one of the largest shareholders.
The Intercept (~5 min, 📹)
Tracking contests for corporate accountability
Debate around the SEC's ESG enforcement heats up as regulators open up stronger pathways to disclosures of board diversity, climate change, and stock buybacks.
Fast Company (~13 min, 📝)
Corporate progress towards a better future
Educational content to nourish the activist investor
Cursed? Wholesome? Chaotic neutral? Your call.
We’re just as concerned about crypto volatility as Brad Sherman of the House Financial Services Committee, but when history looks back at the birth of $MONGOOSE 🌝coin, we’ll all have Mr. Sherman to thank 🙏
That’s it for now, Troopers.
As always, we’d love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions, thoughts, concerns, memes, resumes, or whatever’s on your mind. Shoot your shot!
See you in the new year,
🦍The Troop Team 🦍