Religious investors have often petitioned corporations for specific changes, in the obvious best long-term interests of the company and shareholders. For example, religious investors have persuaded companies to diversify their boards of directors or strengthen their environmental programs. At other times, religious investors pose larger, systemic questions for corporations.
One way religious shareholders pose these questions is through filing a shareholder resolution. Resolutions are one-page requests to management. They can request reports from management or propose that the company consider changes in practices or policies. Shareholder resolutions deal with a variety of issues, including diversity, environmental practices, and sweatshop labor.
|| ICCR's Resolutions
In 2010, ICCR's members have filed 282 shareholder resolutions on social, environmental and corporate governance issues. Each year we publish the texts of these resolutions, and with TruCost's greenhouse gas indicators online, free of charge. ICCR resolutions from previous filing seasons are available online by subscription to our EthVest resolutions database.
Learn more about shareholder action and how you can vote your proxies in support of ICCR's resolutions today.