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Shareholder groups are putting unprecedented pressure on tech giants to conduct racial-equity audits, in part by putting proposals to a vote at annual meetings this spring.

Shareholders of Alphabet, the parent of Google, on Wednesday will vote on a racial-equity audit proposal submitted by the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Alphabet’s board is recommending rejection of the proposal, arguing that the company’s “commitments, actions, and transparent disclosures … already meet the aim of the proponent’s request.”

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