Following another year of record-breaking shareowner votes on social and environmental issues – including five majority votes – socially responsible investors are gearing up to have even greater impact in 2012. This year’s edition of Proxy Preview provides a comprehensive overview of hundreds of upcoming social and environmental shareholder resolutions. It also offers insider details from dozens of shareholder advocates, as well as resources for how institutional investors with a social mission can better align their values with their votes.
This year nearly a third of the shareholder resolutions featured in the Proxy Preview support more disclosure from companies about how they spend money on political campaigns and lobbying. Other issues run the gamut from the environment (climate change, coal, fracking, toxic chemicals, and water scarcity) to mortgage foreclosures, human trafficking and supply chain accountability, sexual orientation discrimination, worker safety at oil refineries, and animal welfare
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