Shareholder Resolutions to Vote in 2020

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The 2020 shareholder season is underway! Over 400 shareholder resolutions have been filed on a wide range of social, environmental, and sustainable governance issues.

If you own company stock directly (not in a mutual fund), be sure to Vote Your Values – it’s important to vote your proxy ballots to let management know you want corporate practices that support people and the planet.

Thanks to As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute, and Proxy Impact, publishers of the 2020 Proxy Preview, for assistance in compiling the lists below that provide a sample of some of the key resolutions facing Corporate America. Green America is proud to co-sponsor the 2020 Proxy Preview; download your free copy for information on important shareholder resolutions trends and upcoming votes.

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Also, be sure to check out Green America’s article on the need to uphold the shareholder resolution process in order to hold companies accountable.

Below you’ll find some of the companies at which resolutions have been filed, followed by a sampling of the issues of concern raised by shareholders.

If you own stock directly in these or other companies, read your proxy ballots carefully to vote in favor of resolutions that reflect your values. You may have the opportunity to vote on issues such as climate & energy, human rights, gender and minority pay disparity, deforestation impacts, and corporate spending on lobbying and elections. Here are quick tips on how to read a proxy ballot.

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Click on a company below to view shareholder issues and meeting dates.

Resolutions by company:

Allstate Amazon.com American Express
Bank of America BlackRock Bloomin Brands
Boeing Charles Schwab Chevron
Citigroup ConocoPhillips Delta Airlines
Dollar Tree Duke Energy Eli Lilly
Exxon Mobil Facebook General Motors
Goldman Sachs Home Depot Hyatt Hotels
JPMorgan Chase Johnson & Johnson Kroger
Lowes Marathon Petroleum Mastercard
Morgan Stanley Motorola Netflix
Occidental Petroleum Pfizer Southern
Southwest Airlines Sturm, Ruger T-Mobile US
Tesla Twitter United Parcel Service
United Technologies Verizon Walmart
Wells Fargo Williams-Sonoma Yum Brands

Resolutions by issue:

Climate & Energy Climate & Finance Deforestation
Human Rights Waste & Recycling Fair Pay & Safe Work
Workplace Diversity Health Lobbying
Election Spending

Allstate

Issue Meeting
Report on election spending May

Amazon.com

Issue Meeting
Adopt/expand human rights policy May
Report on gender/minority pay disparity May
Report on accident prevention effort May
Report on lobbying  

American Express

Issue Meeting
Report on gender/minority pay disparity May

Bank of America

Issue Meeting
Report on gender/minority pay disparity April

BlackRock

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying May

Bloomin Brands

Issue Meeting
Report on supply chain deforestation impacts April

Boeing

Issue Meeting
Report lobbying April

Charles Schwab

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying May

Chevron

Issue Meeting
Report on plans to cut carbon footprint in line with Paris Agreement May

Citigroup

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying April

ConocoPhillips

Issue Meeting
Cut GHG emissions in line with Paris Agreement May

Delta Airlines

Issue Meeting
Review and report on election spending June

Dollar Tree

Issue Meeting
Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint June
Report on mandatory arbitration which weakens protections for workers and consumers June

Duke Energy

Issue Meeting
Review and report on election spending May

Eli Lilly

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying May

Exxon Mobil

Issue Meeting
Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May
Cut GHG emissions in line with Paris Agreement May
Report on prison labor supply chain May
Report on lobbying May
Review and report on election spending May

Facebook

Issue Meeting
Nominate a human rights expert to the board May
Report on board oversight of human rights risk May

General Motors

Issue Meeting
Report on human rights policy implementation June
Report on lobbying  

Goldman Sachs

Issue Meeting
Measure & disclose the climate impact of its lending May

Home Depot

Issue Meeting
Report on energy efficiency/renewable energy goals May
Report on prison labor supply chain May
Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May

Hyatt Hotels

Issue Meeting
Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May

JPMorgan Chase

Issue Meeting
Report on oil sands financing May
Report on reducing GHG emissions associated with its lending May
Report on gender/minority pay disparity May
Report on diversity programs May

Johnson & Johnson

Issue Meeting
Report on opioid crisis April

Kroger

Issue Meeting
Report on human rights policy June
Report on packaging June

Lowes

Issue Meeting
Review and report on election spending May

Marathon Petroleum

Issue Meeting
Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint April

Mastercard

Issue Meeting
Report on diversity program June

Morgan Stanley

Issue Meeting
Measure and disclose the climate impact of its lending  
Report on diversity programs May

Motorola

Issue Meeting
Review and report on election spending May

Netflix

Issue Meeting
Review and report on election spending June

Occidental Petroleum

Issue Meeting
Report on plastics pollution May

Pfizer

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying April

Ross Stores

Issue Meeting
Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May

Southern

Issue Meeting
Report on stranded carbon asset risks May

Southwest Airlines

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying May

Sturm, Ruger

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying May

T-Mobile US

Issue Meeting
Report on board diversity June

Tesla

Issue Meeting
Report on human rights policy June
Report on mandatory arbitration which weakens protections for workers and consumers June

Twitter

Issue Meeting
Nominate a human rights expert to the board May

United Parcel Service

Issue Meeting
Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May

United Technologies

Issue Meeting
Report on the impacts of plant closures May

Verizon

Issue Meeting
Report on lobbying  

Walmart

Issue Meeting
Report on plastics pollution June
Report on opioid crisis June

Wells Fargo

Issue Meeting
Report on gender/minority pay disparity April

Williams-Sonoma

Issue Meeting
Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May

Yum Brands

Issue Meeting
Report on supply chain deforestation impacts May
Report on packaging May

Climate & Energy

Company Issue Meeting
Chevron Cut GHG emissions in line with Paris Agreement May
Chevron Report on plans to cut carbon footprint in line with Paris Agreement May
ConocoPhillips Cut GHG emissions in line with Paris Agreement May
Dollar Tree Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint June
Exxon Mobil Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May
Exxon Mobil Cut GHG emissions in line with Paris Agreement May
Home Depot Report on energy efficiency/renewable energy goals May
Marathon Petroleum Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint April
Ross Stores Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May
Southern Report on stranded carbon asset risks May
United Parcel Service Report on Paris-compliant plan to cut carbon footprint May

Climate & Finance

Company Issue Meeting
Goldman Sachs Measure & disclose the climate impact of its lending May
JPMorgan Chase Report on oil sands financing May
JPMorgan Chase Report on reducing GHG emissions associated with its lending May
Morgan Stanley Measure & disclose the climate impact of its lending

Deforestation

Company Issue Meeting
Bloomin Brands Report on supply chain deforestation impacts April
Yum Brands Report on supply chain deforestation impacts May

Human Rights

Company Issue Meeting
Amazon.com Adopt/expand human rights policy May
Exxon Mobil Report on prison labor supply chain May
Facebook Nominate a human rights expert to the board May
Facebook Report on board oversight of human rights risk May
General Motors Report on human rights policy implementation June
Home Depot Report on prison labor supply chain May
Kroger Report on human rights policy June
Tesla Report on human rights policy June
Twitter Nominate a human rights expert to the board May

Waste & Recycling

Company Issue Meeting
Kroger Report on packaging June
Occidental Petroleum Report on plastics pollution May
Walmart Report on plastics pollution June
Yum Brands Report on packaging May

Fair Pay & Safe Work

Company Issue Meeting
Amazon.com Report on gender/minority pay disparity May
Amazon.com Report on accident prevention efforts May
American Express Report on gender/minority pay disparity May
Bank of America Report on gender/minority pay disparity April
Dollar Tree Report on mandatory arbitration which weakens protections for June workers and consumers June
JPMorgan Chase Report on gender/minority pay disparity May
Tesla Report on mandatory arbitration which weakens protections for June workers and consumers June
United Technologies Report on the impacts of plant closure May
Wells Fargo Report on gender/minority pay disparity April

Workplace Diversity

Company Issue Meeting
Home Depot Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May
Hyatt Hotels Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May
JPMorgan Chase Report on diversity programs May
Mastercard Report on diversity programs June
Morga Stanley Report on diversity programs May
T-Mobile US Report on board diversity June
Williams-Sonoma Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action May

Health

Company Issue Meeting
Johnson & Johnson Report on opioid crisis April
Walmart Report on opioid crisis June

Lobbying

More than 40 companies received resolutions seeking a report on lobbying, including:
Amazon.com
BlackRock
Boeing
Charles Schwab
Citigroup
Eli Lily
Exxon Mobil
General Motors
Pfizer
Southwest Airlines
Sturm, Ruger
Verizon

Election Spending

More than 30 companies received a resolution seeking a review and report on election spending, including:
Allstate
Delta Airlines
Duke Energy
Exxon Mobil
Lowes
Motorola
Netflix