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Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable

2013 Water, Palm Oil Proxy Chart

Shareholders are holding companies accountable for worldwide water rights and the environmental destruction caused by the palm-oil industry. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor of environmental responsibility.

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

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION VOTES IN FAVOR*
     
Ameren Reduce water use and report withdrawn
Fossil

Report on supply chain standards related to environmental impacts, including water use

29.04%
Dunkin Brands Group Adopt sustainable palm oil policy withdrawn
Kroger Adopt sustainable palm oil policy withdrawn
Yum! Brands Adopt sustainable palm oil policy withdrawn

*Thanks to Sustainable Investments Institute for data on the votes.

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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.

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