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by Amy Domini, Founder and Cahir of Domini Impact Investments 

Major US Investors Oppose Legislation That Would Stifle Filing of Shareholder Resolutions with Companies

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“Most severe attack on shareholder rights in 50 years,” says one investor; new investor research paper outlines wide-ranging benefits of shareholder proxy tool

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“Most severe attack on shareholder rights in 50 years,” says one investor; new investor research paper outlines wide-ranging benefits of shareholder proxy tool

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

Executive Summary of the New Report
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US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.

Investors Raising Heat on Fossil Fuel Companies and Their Strategies for Emerging Low-Carbon Economy

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March 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On the heels of a historic global climate agreement in Paris, investors have filed a record number of shareholder resolutions this year with major U.S. energy companies asking them to disclose their strategies for competing in a global economy that is shifting towards clean energy and away from fossil fuels.

Shareholders Seeking Stronger Responses from Companies as Climate Change Concerns Deepen

Record high climate-related resolutions seek improvements on issues like greenhouse gas reductions, flaring cutbacks and increased sustainable palm oil sourcing
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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.

New Study: More U.S. Mutual Fund Companies Supporting Climate Change Resolutions, But Big Firms Still Lagging

Ceres Study Shows Oppenheimer, DWS, AllianceBernstein Favoring Climate Proxies, Pioneer and Vanguard Ignoring Them
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BOSTON, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Three large American mutual fund companies – DWS, AllianceBernstein and Oppenheimer, which collectively manage more than $930 billion in assets – last year supported the vast majority of shareholder resolutions filed with companies

Investors Push 13 Corporations to Adopt Clean Energy Strategies in Shareholder Filings

Through Shareholder Dialogues, IBM and Public Storage Agree to Improved Disclosure and Performance in Renewable Energy and Efficiency
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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.

2011 Proxy Season Report: Fracking, Water Scarcity, Other Issues Show Shareholders Resolute on Climate & Related Sustainability Resolutions

With Record 109 Resolutions Filed, Investors Achieve Strong Results on Natural Gas “Fracking,” Water, Coal Ash Disposal and Oil Refinery Safety at Annual Shareholder Meetings
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - June 23, 2011 - Investors achieved noteworthy victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a record 109 shareholder resolutions filed with 81 U.S. and Canadian companies on climate change, unconventional fossil fuel production and related sustainability risks and opportunities. 

Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Gain Traction

New Ernst & Young LLP report highlights an increase in the number of sustainability focused shareholder proposals and in voting support for shareholder resolutions
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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, 3 May 2011 – Shareholder resolutions focusing on social and environmental issues made up the largest portion of all shareholder proposals in 2010, and it is estimated half of all shareholder resolutions in 2011 will center on social and environmental issues, according to a new Ernst & Young LLP report, Shareholders press boards on social, environmental risks. 

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