Climate change continues to be the primary focus of shareholder proposals that raise environmental issues. The climate conversation in the proxy process is still all about carbon asset risk and greenhouse gas emissions management, with 82 resolutions on these topics (the same as on this date in 2017 and down from 90 in 2016). Other environmental management topics included 15 proposals this year, down from 31 last year and two dozen in 2016. Another eight proposals address industrial food production.
(The section on Sustainable Governance examines related reporting proposals, most of which also request more transparency from companies about environmental management at their own operations and in their supply chains, in conjunction with reporting on social and other issues.)
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