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Shareholder Advocacy

We endeavor to vote our clients’ shares on all res­o­lu­tions that come before stock­hold­ers, and we ini­ti­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion with com­pa­nies and coor­di­nate with NGOs and other orga­ni­za­tions to fur­ther pro­gres­sive causes.

With our clients’ shares and voice:

  • We involve our­selves in the causes of sus­tain­abil­ity and eco­nomic jus­tice when share­holder action has the poten­tial to be effec­tive, and we do not limit our pur­chases to com­pa­nies that already per­form well on ESG measures.
  • We file and co-​file share­holder res­o­lu­tions when pri­vate com­pany dia­logues fail to make progress. To this end, we believe that socially respon­si­ble investors have been most effec­tive when they have acted in con­cert with other con­cerned con­stituen­cies and organizations.
  • We vote in favor of mea­sures that seek to limit the com­pen­sa­tion of top exec­u­tives, increase and empower out­side direc­tors, dis­close com­plete infor­ma­tion about com­pany poli­cies, and intro­duce stag­gered terms for cor­po­rate boards.

Click here to review our advo­cacy high­lights from 2015.