Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable

APRIL 2009

2009 Shareholder Action

If you are a direct shareholder in publicly traded companies, you will receive a proxy-voting packet by mail. Please check out our proxy voting charts to help you choose how to vote.  They give you lists of this year's most pressing resolutions, organized by issue area, as compiled by our allies at Ceres, the AFL-CIO, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

For example, under the climate change chart, you can find resolutions asking for emissions reductions from electric utilities.   Under the human rights chart, you can find resolutions addressing slavery in US steel company Nucor's supply chain, and a call for Chevron to adopt a human rights policy.  The credit card proxy chart addresses predatory practices at three of America's largest banks, and under the executive compensation chart you can find demands that shareholders have a "say on pay" at companies like GE, Coca-Cola, and CVS. (We encourage you to vote "yes" on these resolutions.)

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