Shareholders Vote Their Values Through Proxies

It’s proxy season again, when shareholders in public companies can file resolutions on issues they would like considered at annual company meetings. A new report offers a look at 2017’s proxy efforts, and a preview of those to come in 2018. Proxy Preview 2018 gives an overview of the more than 400 shareholder resolutions that were filed last year; more than 80 were directed toward questions re. climate change and how companies planned to address it. Others raised concerns about other ESG and socio-political issues, such as the gender pay gap and the opioid crisis. Published by Proxy Impact, As You Sow, and the Sustainable Investments Institute, the report offers a detailed update of the current state of accountability.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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Mar 16, 2018 5:00 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 4:15 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 3:00 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 3:00 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 1:30 PM ET

This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation...

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Mar 16, 2018 1:05 PM ET

By Amber Boyle, VMware Diversity and Inclusion Director 

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Mar 16, 2018 12:30 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 12:00 PM ET

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Mar 16, 2018 11:00 AM ET

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. announced that it has been named to Center for Companies That Care’s Honor Roll for the 11th consecutive year. Center for Companies that Care recognizes employers for...

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