Reports by ACRE Institute
May 17, 2023
First We Get The Money: $12 Billion to Fund a Just Chicago
Real community safety comes from addressing the underlying issues that lead to crime and violence.
May 03, 2023
Murdered Behind the Wheel
Murdered Behind the Wheel: An Escalating Crisis for App Drivers - Spring 2023 At least 31 app-based workers, primarily people of color, were murdered while working.
March 15, 2023
Passing the Buck
Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas touts his record of balancing budgets and fiscal responsibility, but a close look at his financial policies as the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) shows a pattern of kicking financial problems down the road and leaving future generations of schoolchildren with the bill.
December 06, 2022
DHS Open for Business
Since its founding, DHS has relied on a state of “emergency” to carry out its operations. Twenty years later, this state of “emergency” has not ended and immigration policing, “national security,” and surveillance have become big business.
June 01, 2022
Fidelity’s Fossil Fuel Problem
Fidelity’s lagging on climate and environmental justice issues comes as less of a surprise given its extremely close - but largely unscrutinized - ties to the fossil fuel industry, specifically at the heights of the firm’s ownership and governance.
May 23, 2022
The National Rental Home Council: How America’s Largest Single-Family Landlords Put Profit Over People
Over the past decade, housing in the U.S. has become increasingly consolidated into the hands of corporations, while rents and home prices have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels.
March 24, 2022
Vanguard’s Empty Promises
Vanguard’s Empty Promises: How Vanguard Funds Harm and Fuels Extractive Industry Pennsylvania based asset manager, Vanguard, is the world’s second largest asset manager, with over $8 trillion in assets under management. Vanguard is referred to as a “universal owner,” with
September 15, 2021
PROMESA Has Failed
PROMESA Has Failed: How a Colonial Board Is Enriching Wall Street and Hurting Puerto Ricans PROMESA fracasó: Cómo una junta colonial enriquece a Wall Street y le hace daño a Puerto Rico Read the full report Lea el informe en
May 19, 2021
BlackRock’s Governance Mess
As Blackrock Rushes to Cut Climate Risk, Lead Director Murry Gerber Doubles Down on Fossil Fuels
May 03, 2021
Breaking Up With Bad Banks
There has been growing recognition over the last decade of the destructive role that big banks have played in our society, harming our communities and our planet. There is wider awareness now of the ways that big banks worsened racial economic inequality, by both redlining certain neighborhoods, preventing families of color from buying homes, and also targeting those same neighborhoods for high-cost predatory loans that stripped homeowners of their wealth.