shareholder resolutions

Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks

In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge…

On Eve of Shareholders Meeting, Critics Call out ExxonMobil for Climate Denial

Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil's stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting…

Investors and NGOs Pressure Chevron on Climate Change Risks, Transparency

Chevron's annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.

Chevron and Exxon Refuse to Walk the Walk When it Comes to Climate

America's largest oil and gas companies plan to oppose every single climate-related resolution put forth by shareholders at their upcoming annual meetings.

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies…

Shareholders: Companies Must Be More Transparent When It Comes to Lobbying

Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called…

Business Groups Threaten Shareholders’ Right to File Proposals

In February, the Business Roundtable, a group representing the some of the most powerful CEOs in corporate America, delivered a regulatory hit list…

Wells Fargo’s Woes Continue with Calls to Divest and Oust Board

Wells Fargo's struggles continue as investors call for several members of its board to be replaced. To make matters worse, more cities are…

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

PETA Buys Stock in Canada Goose to Protest Use of Down and Fur

PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company's annual…

Kraft Heinz Opposes Sustainability Shareholder Resolutions

Kraft Heinz plans to vote on three sustainability-related shareholder resolutions at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh next month. And the company is opposed…

How Investment Funds Can Make a Difference

How you invest your money can be a vote for the values you want to support — from fairness and equality to safety…

Largest Fund Manager Remains Resistant to Shareholder Action on Climate

At the behest of shareholders, financial firms are beginning to recognize climate risk as a material risk. But not Vanguard, America's largest fund…

Shareholder Resolution Asks Walgreens To Review Tobacco Sales

“We’re asking the company to review the financial, reputational and legal risks of continuing to sell this deadly product," Tom McCaney of the…

Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.