Investor groups representing $65 trillion tell Trump Administration that current shareholder resolution process is working well to protect investors

Demonstrating strong investor opposition to special interest efforts to weaken key elements of the shareholder resolution process (SEC rule 14a-8), a group of leading investor organizations representing $65 trillion in assets wrote last week to the Trump administration urging support for the SEC’s existing shareholder proposal process, which is providing wide-ranging benefits.

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Forest Trends report documents corporate involvement in reforming supply change practices

Seventh Generation Interfaith members engage companies  to promote responsible sourcing and eliminate deforestation impacts of their supply chain.  Forest Trends, an international NGO whose mission is to conserve forests and other ecosystems through the creation and wide adoption of a broad range of environmental finance, markets, and other payment and incentive mechanisms, has released “Supply Change:
Tracking Corporate Commitments to Deforestation-Free Supply Chains, 2017.”  The report tracks companies, their commitments, and their progress towards these commitments over time to support stakeholders’ decision-making and, ultimately, to drive transformational change.  A press release and the report are available on the Web.

Investors with $3 Trillion in Assets Call for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

Seventh Generation Interfaith members Congregation of St. Agnes, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Dana Investment Advisers,  Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, Racine Dominican Sisters, Priests of the Sacred Heart (U.S. Province), School Sisters of St. Francis,  and Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, joined over 100 institutional investors in a letter to the SEC in support of maintaining existing CEO-to-worker pay ratio disclosure requirements.

ICCR releases 2017 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide

Accompanying photo used with permission, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

ICCR recently published its 2017 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide. The Guide outlines the proxy season and contextualizes the 283 resolutions that were filed by ICCR members, with a deeper dive on several key campaigns they are leading. Read the Executive Summary or download the full report. ICCR hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the upcoming proxy season in advance of the public release of the Guide. Listen to the webinar recording.  Or, view the side deck here.
SGI members are advised to forward the Guide to their financial managers with instructions to vote your proxy in support of these resolutions.