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

Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable


2011 Climate Change Proxy Chart

Shareholders are working to push companies to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor making companies take climate change seriously. Our ally, Moxy Vote, makes it easy. Click through to Moxy Vote here, or on any linked companies below to register with Moxy Vote and vote your proxies.

(Thanks to the AFL-CIO, As You Sow, Ceres, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investor Environmental Health Network, Investor Network on Climate Risk, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for assistance in compiling these charts.)

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE Report on climate change assessment APRIL 17
Berkshire Hathaway Adopt goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions APRIL 30
Chevron Report on climate change risks MAY 26
ConocoPhillips Adopt goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions MAY 11
CVS Caremark Adopt climate change principles MAY 11
Dominion Resources Set renewable energy goal MAY 12
Dynegy Adopt goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions JUNE 15
Emerson Electric Publish a sustainability report FEB 1
ExxonMobil Adopt goal to cut greenhousegas emissions; report on government oil and gas subsidies MAY 25
Southern Company Adopt goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions MAY 25
Southwest Gas Publish a sustainability report MAY 5
Staples Adopt climate change principles JUNE 7


2011 Human Rights proxy chart »

2011 Labor Rights proxy chart »

2011 Energy proxy chart »

2011 Political Contributions and Lobbying proxy chart »

2011 Non-Discrimination proxy chart »

2011 Toxics proxy chart »

2011 Banking proxy chart »

2011 Forestry proxy chart »

2011 Recycling proxy chart »


NOTE: Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation
Will Be Held at All Publicly Held Companies

As required by the financial reform legislation passed in 2010, beginning in 2011 all companies must hold an advisory shareholder vote on the frequency with which shareowners vote on the compensation of CEOs and senior executives. These resolutions are commonly known as "say on pay" resolutions and will offer shareowners the option of voting on executive compensation every year, every two years, or every three years. Green America urges all investors to vote in favor of annual votes on executive compensation to encourage greater oversight of the highest salaries within corporations. Investors may then choose whether to vote against, abstain, or support specific compensation packages, understanding the role that excessive executive pay played in creating the nation's financial crisis.

Learn more about socially responsible investing options »



Sign up
Get our latest news, actions, green tips & discounts.


News & Updates