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From urging companies to address a wide range of climate change issues to reporting on female pay disparity, from addressing deforestation to linking executive pay to progress on sustainability goals, shareholders are using their economic power to encourage corporate responsibility.

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2017 Shareholder Resolution Focus List

Proxy PreviewThanks to As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute, and Proxy Impact, publishers of the 2017 Proxy Preview, for assistance in compiling this list.






The 2017 shareholder season is underway! More than 400 shareholder resolutions have been filed on a wide range of social, environmental, and corporate governance issues. If you own direct company stock, be sure to vote your proxy ballots to let corporate management know you want corporate practices that support people and the planet.

Below you’ll find examples of shareholder resolutions on the following key issues: Reducing Carbon Emissions, Climate Change Reporting, Methane Emissions & Hydraulic Fracturing, Renewable Energy, Dakota Access Pipeline, Deforestation, Fair Labor, Human Rights, Responsible Finance, Recycling & Waste, Toxics, Agriculture, Corporate Lobbying, and Corporate Political Contributions.

As a shareowner, you are a part-owner of the company, and voting your proxy is an important responsibility. Thank you for reading your proxies and supporting shareholder resolutions that advance social and environmental accountability and sound corporate governance.


▼ Reducing Carbon Emissions

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Amazon.com Report on greenhouse gas emission targets May
Netflix Report on greenhouse gas emission targets June
Nucor Adopt greenhouse gas emissions goals May
PayPal Report on greenhouse gas emission targets May
Tractor Supply Adopt greenhouse reduction goals May
United States Steel Adopt greenhouse reduction goals April

▼ Climate Change Reporting

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Ameren Report on climate change April
Andarko Petroleum Report on climate change May
Chevron Report on climate change May
Dominion Resources Report on climate change May
Duke Energy Report on climate change May
Exxon Mobil Report on climate change May
Hess Report on climate change May
Xcel Energy Report on climate change May

▼ Methane Emissions & Hydraulic Fracturing

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Berkshire Hathaway Report on methane emission reduction targets April
Dominion Resources Report on methane emission reduction targets May
Kinder Morgan Report on methane emission reduction targets May
Occidental Petroleum Report on methane emission reduction targets April
Southern Report on methane emission reduction targets May
Exxon Mobil Report on “fracking" May
Pioneer Natural Resources Report on “fracking" May
Whiting Petroleum Report on “fracking" May

▼ Renewable Energy

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Ameren Report on renewable energy goals April
CVS Health Report on renewable energy goals May
Dominion Resource Report on energy efficiency/biomass program May
Lowes Set renewable energy goals May
Pepsi-Co Set renewable energy goals May
Supervalu Report on renewable energy goals July

▼ Dakota Access Pipeline

Resolutions are pending at the following companies related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline, opposed by indigenous communities and others, would run through Standing Rock Sioux Tribe territory.
COMPANY SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Enbridge May
Goldman Sachs May
Marathon Petroleum April
Morgan Stanley May
Wells Fargo April

▼ Deforestation

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Domino's Pizza Report on supplier deforestation impacts April
Kraft Heinz Report on supplier deforestation impacts May
Kroger Report on supplier deforestation impacts June
McDonald's Report on supplier deforestation impacts May
Target Report on supplier deforestation impacts June
Yum Brands Report on supplier deforestation impacts May

▼ Fair Labor

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
AFLAC Report on EEO and affirmative action May
Alphabet (formerly Google) Report on female pay disparity June
Amazon.com Adopt minimum wage reform principles May
American Express Report on female pay disparity May
Bank of America Report on female pay disparity April
Chipotle Adopt minimum wage reform priniciples May
Citigroup Report on female pay disparity April
Footlocker Report on supplier labor standards May
Home Depot Adopt minimum wage reform principles May
Facebook Report on female pay disparity June
Fifth Third Bank Report on EEO and affirmative action April
Marathon Petroleum Report on accident prevention April
Mattel Report on supplier labor standards May
Netgear Adopt sexual orientation & gender identity anti-bias policy June
Verizon Report on female pay disparity May
Wal-Mart Report on female pay disparity June
Wells Fargo Report on female pay disparity April
Xerox Report on supplier labor standards May

▼ Human Rights

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
3M Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment April
Boeing Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment May
General Motors Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment June
Marriott International Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment May
PepsiCo Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment May
United Parcel Service Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment May
Xerox Implement Holy Land Principles for fair employment May
Chevron Report on anti-genocide policy May

▼ Responsible Finance

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Navient Report on student loans May
Wells Fargo Report on ethics & oversight April

▼ Recycling & Waste

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Amazon.com Report on polystyrene packaging May
Dunkin Brands Group Report on K cups Pods brand packaging May
Kraft Heinz Report on packaging May
Kroger Report on packaging June
McDonald's Report on polystyrene packaging May
Target Report on packaging June
Target Report on food waste management June

▼ Toxics

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Home Depot Report on lead risks May
Lowe's Report on lead risks May
Mead Johnson Nutrition Report on nanoparticles May

▼ Agriculture

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Report on supplier pesticide use May
Kellogg Report on monitoring pesticides April
McDonald's End antibiotic use in animal feed May
PepsiCo Report on supplier pesticide use May
Yum Brands End antibiotic use in animal feed May

▼ Corporate Lobbying


A resolution calling for a report on company policies and procedures governing lobbying; disclosure of corporate lobbying contributions (the amount of the payment and the recipient); information on company’s membership in and payments to organizations that write and support model legislation; and a description of board oversight of political payments has been filed with dozens of companies, including the following:

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Aetna May
Alphabet (formerly Google) June
Bank of America April
CharlesSchwab May
Chevron May
Citigroup April
Exxon Mobil May
Facebook June
FedEx Sept.
Ford Motor May
General Electric April
IBM April
Wells Fargo April

▼ Corporate Contribution to Elections


A resolution calling for disclosure of company policies and procedures for making contributions (monetary and non-monetary) to political campaigns has been filed at dozens of companies including the following:

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Allstate May
Berkshire Hathaway April
CarMax June
CONSOL Energy May
Exxon Mobil May
FedEx Sept.
NIKE Sept.
Occidental Petroleum April
Western Union May
Wynn Resorts April