Additional Resources on Shareholder Engagement

The Interfaith Center On Corporate Responsibility’s (ICCR) 2021 Proxy Voting Guide - profiles more than 240 resolutions filed by ICCR members for the 2021 proxy season

ICCR’s Shareholder Resolution Lists ICCR member resolutions by company

Proxy Preview 2021 - Proxy Impact, Si2 and As You Sow’s guide to the 2021 Proxy voting Season

As You Sow’s Shareholder Resolution Web Database- list of As You Sow associated shareholder resolutions - can filter by company, date, initiative and status

The Engagement Agency Service - Focused on Engaging on the Business of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

As You Vote - a new proxy voting service collaboration between Broadridge’s ProxyEdge voting platform and As  You Sow to help you vote your values
PRI’s latest paper Making Voting Count

Racial Equity Voting Guideline - SEIU and Majority Action and report on Equity in the Boardroom: How Asset Manager Voting Shaped Corporate Action on Racial Justice in 2020

Domini released the COVID Engagement Investor Toolkit which is a collection of tools and resources to facilitate investor engagement on the coronavirus and highlight opportunities to take immediate action.

 ICCR and SEIU also hosted an online discussion on Workers on the Frontline of COVID 19: The Case for Investor Action

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) released a letter to corporate leaders on governance priorities for responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

PRI has published several blog posts, podcasts, and webinars on the role of investors in response to COVID-19.

IEN calls for its members to submit a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or members of Congress urging the SEC to not move forward with voting on the controversial proposed regulations limiting shareholder rights, especially during a time of market uncertainty due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Watch this video to see how investors are responding to the proposed SEC restrictions and read US SIF's recent op-ed on proposed changes. Learn more about these changes and how to take action here.

For the latest news on shareholder rights, please visit that brings together data and investor perspectives on the value of shareholder engagement. 

Morningstar research found that fund families' support for ESG shareholder proposals has been on the rise over the last few years. Read their report to review the firms most likely and least likely to support these proposals.

Shareholder Engagement and It's Effect on Target Companies | Federated Hermes, January 2020

Shareholder Engagement Overview | Responsible Endowments Coalition

How to Set Up Proxy Voting Guidelines | Responsible Endowments Coalition

Letter Writing: The First Step to Corporate Dialogue | Responsible Endowments Coalition

How to Vote Your Proxies | Responsible Endowments Coalition

Response to "The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing" | Green Century Funds, June 2020

The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing | Social Science Research Network, May 2020

Making It Mainstream – Carbon Action 100+ Power Utility Profiles | Carbon Tracker Initiative

Investor Rights Forum | US SIF, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and Shareholder Rights Group

Another Link in the Chain: Uncovering the Role of Proxy Advisors | Charities Responsible Investment Network, August 2019 

Proxy Preview 2019 | As You Sow, Sustainable Investment Institute, and Proxy Impact, March 2019

Improving Efficiency, Unlocking Returns: Transforming Corporate Resource Management l Boston Common Asset Management, January 2019

2020: A Clear Vision For Paris Compliant Shareholder Engagement l As You Sow, September 2018

The Investment Stewardship Ecosystem | BlackRock, July 2018

ESG Materiality and Shareholder Engagement...What's Next? May 2018

A Practical Guide to Active Ownership in Listed Equities | Principles for Responsible Investment, February 2018

The Shareholder Action Guide l Andrew Behar - As You Sow, November 2016

"Active Ownership" | Elroy Dimson, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School; London Business School; Oğuzhan Karakaş, Boston College - Department of Finance; Xi Li, Temple University - Department of Accounting, August 7, 2015

Unlocking the Power of Proxy: How Active Foundation Proxy Voting Can Protect Endowments and Boost Philanthropic Missions l Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and As You Sow Foundation, 2004

Engaging Investment Managers on Proxy Voting & Other Forms of Shareholder Engagement l Intentional Endowments Network, September 2016

ESG Materiality and Shareholder Engagement...What's Next? | Intentional Endowments Network, July 2018

Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment | Oxford Martin School, February 2018

Spending Against Change: Key Metrics Assessment of Climate Change Governance and Political Influence Spending in the Energy and Utility Sectors l Sustainable Investments Institute and The 50-50 Climate Project, February 2018

Report: Investors Should Manage Climate Risks As 'Forceful Stewards' l Sustainable Brands, September 2015

DOL Updates Guidance on Proxy Voting and ESG l Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., January 2017

"21st Century Engagement: Investor Strategies for Incorporating ESG Considerations into Corporate Interactions" (pdf) | Ceres and Blackrock, May 2015

"New Initiative Tracks Impact of Shareholder Engagement" | Trillium Asset Management, November 2014

2016 Proxy Mid-Season Review l Sustainable Investments Institute, September 2016

2016 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide l Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, January 2016

2017 ICCR Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide

2016 ICCR Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide l Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, January 29, 2016

2015 ICCR Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide l Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, January 29, 2015

Proxy Preview 2018: Helping Shareholders Vote Their Values l Proxy Preview, 2018

Introduction to Proxy Voting | July 13, 2016

Proxy Voting and Shareholder Engagement for Endowments | February 27, 2017

The Importance of ESG Data & Corporate Engagement | May 23, 2018

The Investor Case for Human Rights | January 24, 2018

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