Archive for the ‘proxy season’ Category

Mid-Year Proxy Season Review

July 22, 2010

Mid-year results from the 2010 proxy season show unprecedented levels of support for social and environmental issues. A copy of the executive summary is available here: 2010 Si2 Proxy Season Mid-Year Review – Executive Summary

Here’s a quick overview of the issues shareholder activists raised this year:
Proposals Results Jan – June 2010 – All Proposals Filed Pie

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Proxy Season Highlights Update

June 25, 2010

Updated results are now available for the 2010 proxy season for all but one of the 160+ proposals that came to votes in the first six months of the year. Support for proposals surged to an all-time high, with 79 resolutions receiving more than 20 percent support–up from 66 that did so in 2009. Highlights of the season’s best-scoring proposals appear here: Si2 Proxy Season Summary June 2010 Si2 will issue a more detailed report on the season in July.

Voting Results

June 3, 2010

Initial voting results are now available, with support on average reaching a whopping 19.3 percent. Results are for 147 of 169 resolutions coming to votes that Si2 is tracking–or about 85 percent of the known total. Please see the attached chart illustrating the vote averages by category and the high and low votes.2010 Voting Results – Social and Environmental Proposals

Proxy Season Webinar at SIF

April 6, 2010

Si2 took part in a proxy season webinar presented by the Social Investment Forum on March 25, and presented information on what is proving to be a very interesting proxy season.  Our presentation from the webinar is available here:

Si2 Proxy Forecast 2010 – SIF

It mentions key development at the SEC that have opened the door to more proposals and greater corporate disclosure, and gives an overview of new and revisited social and environmental issues activists are raising at companies.  Environmental issues are the biggest topic raised, with climate change at the top of the list and a new campaign about hydraulic fracturing used in natural gas extraction.  The campaign to encourage greater disclosure of corporate political spending continues, while labor and human rights subjects also figure prominently on the agenda.

You can view an article by SocialFunds.com about the webinar here:

http://www.socialfunds.com/news/article.cgi/article2917.html.