Proxy Preview 2013, Heidi Welsh, Michael Passoff, As You Sow

Date added: 
July 18, 2013

Investors have filed a total of 365 shareholder resolutions on environmental and social issues, which is more than they had at this point in 2012, when the tally stood at only 345. Political spending resolutions continue to dominate the agenda, totaling one-third of all the proposals filed so far. Resolutions concerning climate and energy, other environmental issues, and sustainable governance (including reporting) combined make up about equal parts of another 38% of the total. Human rights and decent work proposals make up a modest 8%, although some of these concerns are folded into the sustainability reporting requests.

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