ESG Controversy Top Movers

Week ending August 6th, 2023

In this week's report:

  • Several companies are making notable workforce reductions: CVS Health, Telus, Yellow;
  • Taco Bell faces lawsuit claiming false advertising;
  • Warner Bros has apologized for 'Barbenheimer' tweets, and
  • Australian regulator takes eToro to court over high-risk trading products.
CVS CVS Health Corp.


CVS is laying off about 5,000 employees in a cost-cutting effort.
YUM Taco Bell Corp.


Taco Bell is facing a class-action lawsuit for alleged false advertising.
WBD Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Warner Bros has apologized for ‘Barbenheimer’ tweets that sparked criticism in Japan.


Telus cuts 6,000 jobs after net income drops 61% in Q2.
YELL Yellow Corp.


Yellow Corp., one of the largest trucking companies in the United States, is headed for bankruptcy, putting 30,000 jobs at risk.
APLS Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Apellis Pharmaceuticals, the global biopharmaceutical company, faces a shareholder class action lawsuit for violations of the Securities Exchange Act.
ALDX Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc.


A law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Aldeyra Therapeutics alleging the company made misleading statements in their new drug application.
EOSE Eos Energy Enterprises Inc.


Eos Energy faces a class action lawsuit for violations of the Securities Exchange Act.
Belle Fourche Pipeline Company,
Bridger Pipeline LLC


Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipeline companies to pay $12.5 million in penalties, and improve compliance, after pipeline spills in Montana and North Dakota.
eToro (Europe) Ltd.


Australian Financial Watchdog takes eToro to court over high-risk trading products.

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