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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Company News

Mar 19, 2018 5:30 PM ET

BOSTON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Shared Value Initiative is thrilled to announce that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline the ...

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Mar 19, 2018 4:15 PM ET

We can view this as very encouraging news:  Ceres released a report – "Turning Point" -- that shows almost two-thirds of 600 companies examined intend to reduce GHG emission; half have water management policies; and just under half of...

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Mar 19, 2018 3:30 PM ET

With more than 235,000 employees worldwide, FCA is always looking for innovative ways to engage and train our employees to help them develop their potential. We recently launched a new approach to learning in a virtual “city” full of...

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Mar 19, 2018 3:00 PM ET

Toncé Jackson was at a low point four years ago. In Chicago’s Cook County Jail for a fourth time, she was struggling with substance abuse, had no job, a limited education, terrible credit, and was burdened with debt — she didn’t even...

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Mar 19, 2018 2:30 PM ET

AEG’s LA Galaxy took time last week to visit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in continuation of the team’s longstanding relationship with CHLA and in support of Make March...

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Mar 19, 2018 1:45 PM ET

So I said I would talk about how people only care about the services that products provide, rather than the products themselves. I lied. I want to talk about another topic, which I think informs upon the product/service...

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Mar 19, 2018 1:30 PM ET

Parents and teachers looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities for their children can easily browse The Connectory to...

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Mar 19, 2018 12:30 PM ET

By Cara Lombardo

Jennifer Call was aghast recently when the server at her go-to Asheville, N.C., pizza spot delivered her Diet Coke.

It was missing the straw!

Ms. Call, 30 years old, was caught up in a war...

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Mar 19, 2018 12:15 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - CBRE hosted its 2018 CBRE Women’s Networking Forum, the largest company gathering of women, March 14-16 in Chicago. The conference theme this year was “Impact,” recognizing the positive impact...

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Mar 19, 2018 11:30 AM ET

T. Rowe Price has published its 2016 – 2017 corporate social responsibility report. The Baltimore-based global investment management organization demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions per associate over a six-year period...

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