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2013 Proxy Season Roundup: Shareholder Resolutions
View 2010 Climate Votes on 46 Large Fund Families
Mutual Funds' Votes on Executive Compensation Resolutions (posted Oct. 21, 2008)
Mutual Funds' Votes on Say-on-Pay at 'Bailout Banks' (posted Oct. 16, 2008)
Mini Survey of Mutual Funds' Votes: 2004-2008 (posted Sept. 15, 2008)
Compare Governance with Social Responsibility Resolutions (2008)
Compare Management with Shareholder Resolutions (2010)
Votes on Management Resolutions (2004-2008)
Votes on Shareholder Resolutions (2004-2008)
Votes on Director Elections (2004-2006)
Votes on Corporate Social Responsibility Resolutions (2004-2008)
Votes on Corporate Governance Resolutions (2004-2008)
 
SUPPORT FOR SHAREHOLDER-SPONSORED RESOLUTIONS BY FUND FAMILIES IN 2008

Fund Family% Support for Corporate Governance
% Support for Corporate Social Responsibility
Unique Resns Voted

CITIZENS30
32
CALVERT474
255
PARNASSUS97
58
MMA PRAXIS272
145
AMERITAS469
254
FIFTH THIRD309
243
BRIDGEWAY375
252
CAPSTONE28
5
CREDIT SUISSE648
443
PIONEER570
449
SCHRODER190
122
JANUS1960
1224
DOMINI110
59
PHOENIX2072
1318
GOLDMAN SACHS863
528
TEMPLETON99
49
T ROWE2275
1482
AIM732
442
MELLON68
46
BLACKROCK1141
797
DREYFUS532
344
FIRST EAGLE28
18
TIAA-CREF3387
1651
MASSMUTUAL1363
891
LEGG MASON1922
1231
FRANKLIN1142
764
OPPENHEIMER499
376
DWS (DWS SCUDDER)1014
674
WELLS FARGO1137
702
ALLIANZ676
499
MORGAN STANLEY3110
1947
ARTISAN44
29
STEWARD356
178
VAN KAMPEN1055
638
RIVERSOURCE (AXP)1950
1172
AMERICAN CENTURY2777
1984
ING6293
3780
VANGUARD3351
1686
UBS463
257
AMERICAN741
466
DAVIS46
21
DODGE & COX144
97
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN938
597
MFS576
426
FIDELITY1370
745
FEDERATED1021
678
HARBOR68
56
PUTNAM2675
1738
MASSACHUSETTS INVESTORS55
45
ADVISORS250
161
 
TOPICAL

Political advocacy piques shareholders' interest. Investors want to know about direct donations to candidates and hard-to-track contributions to trade groups, Chicago Tribune, Ameet Sachdev, May 18, 2012
Fink Leverages BlackRock’s $3.5 Trillion in Shareholder Push, Bloomberg, Christopher Condon and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam, January 19, 2012
Federated cryptically votes nay on corporate pay. Ross Kerber, Jan 12, 2012.
Support by Mutual Funds for Sustainability Proposals Increases, but is it Happening Quickly Enough? Robert Kropp, Social Funds, November 16, 2011
The mystery of mutual fund proxy votes. Marla Brill, Reuters. November 1, 2011
Study Rates S&P 100 Corporate Political Transparency, Accountability - October 31, 2011.
Proxy Voting for Sustainability, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, October 16, 2011
Ceres Report Calls on Investors to Adopt Stronger Proxy Voting Guidelines for Environmental and Social Issues - Sept 22, 2011
Fewer Mutual Funds Voted for Climate Resolutions in 2010 - Robert Kropp, SocialFunds.com, April 11, 2011
New UNCTAD Report: Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis. GovernanceMap - March 1, 2011
As You Sow Proxy Preview 2011, February 2011
2010 AFL-CIO Key Votes Survey, February 2011
Proxy Firms Need More Rules, Companies Say, 30 November 2010
S.E.C. Examines Integrity of Proxy Voting - July 14, 2010
SEC inching closer to giving shareholders new power. Rule could be OK'd in August; empowering investors for 2011 director elections - 10 July 2010
Mutual funds seek to shed 'rubber stamp' tag - 14 May 2010
Activist investors to push back against lax corporate governance - 20 March 2010
 
USEFUL RESOURCES

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
CorpGov.net: News, links, commentary, and advocacy geared to the active investor
Corporate Watchdog Radio: weekly radio show and podcast on corporate sustainability and accountability cohosted by Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon
CorpWatch: Holding Corporations Accountable
Director Map: Corporate Board Elections Analysis
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
Investor Environmental Health Network: Health People...Healthy Business
Multinational Monitor On-Line: Monthly magazine devoted primarily to examining the activities of multinational companies
ProxyDemocracy helps investors use their voting power to hold corporations accountable
Social Investment Forum: Advancing socially and environmentally responsible investing
SocialFunds.com: The largest personal finance site devoted to socially responsible investing
SRI Monitor: News and views on the world of socially responsible investing in Canada
Sustainable Business, Green Business, Renewable Energy, Organic & Green Investing, Green Capital
The Corporate Library: Corporate Governance Data, Analysis and Risk Assessment Tools
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