Record-high number of shareholder resolutions filed in 2014 proxy season drive more aggressive action by top companies on climate-related issues
BOSTON, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil –a leading driver of global deforestation, which causes nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the Environmental Protection Agency. An additional 45 corporate commitments were secured related to sustainability reporting, energy efficiency and carbon asset risk.
Record high climate-related resolutions seek improvements on issues like greenhouse gas reductions, flaring cutbacks and increased sustainable palm oil sourcing
BOSTON, MA, March 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Motivated by mounting scientific evidence that human activity is a leading cause of climate change, major institutional investors are pushing for stronger actions from companies in climate-related shareholder resolutions in the 2014 proxy season.
Through Shareholder Dialogues, IBM and Public Storage Agree to Improved Disclosure and Performance in Renewable Energy and Efficiency
BOSTON, February 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Leading U.S. institutional investors and pension funds have filed shareholder resolutions with 13 corporations, urging them to source more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency in order to mitigate risks posed by climate change and increase shareholder value. As a result of shareholder dialogues, companies in the information technology (IT) and real estate sectors, including IBM and Public Storage, have agreed to increase reporting on their clean energy performance.
Shareholder Resolutions Call for Quantifiable Progress on Environmental Risks, Fugitive Methane Emissions and Other Community Impacts
BOSTON, February 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Citing concerns over water management, toxic chemical disclosure, greenhouse gas emissions and other community impacts, investors have called upon 9 leading oil and gas companies to disclose critical information about the ways they are managing and measuring the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” operations and shale gas transmission.