This ninth edition of the Proxy Preview provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for 2013´s most prominent issues.
Our team of issue experts includes Ken Bertsch, CEO and President of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, John Ruggie, Professor of Human Rights and International Affairs, Harvard University, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., President, Water Keeper Alliance, along with leading voices from socially responsible investors, religious institutional investors, pension funds and unions, foundations, students, and shareholder advocacy organizations.
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The panel, moderated by Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, features an overview of the 365 social and environmental shareholder proposals filed in 2013. Heidi Welsh, co-author of the report and Executive Director of Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), describes key trends and initiatives.
Veteran shareholder advocates Michael Passoff, co-author and CEO of Proxy Impact, and Tim Smith, Senior Vice President and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement of Walden Asset Management, discuss the hottest issues on this year’s proxy ballots including corporate political spending, climate risk, and energy sector proposals.
A list of recent reports about shareholder proposal issues, organizations, and investor campaigns engaged in this year’s proposals or which support shareholder advocacy.
Meet the people that contributed to Proxy Preview 2013.
All resolutions must conform to the Shareholder Proposal Rule of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, which sets procedural as well as substantive standards for admissibility.
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Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments.