Responsible Wealth: Corporate Accountability

RESPONSIBLE WEALTH SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM

Shareholder actions are a vital tool in raising awareness about the need for corporations to take into account the needs of shareholders and consider the company's larger role as a corporate citizen. 

Since 1998, Responsible Wealth members have filed over 100 shareholder resolutions seeking to affect corporate behavior on a number of topics, including:

  • Excessive CEO pay
  • Race and gender discrimination in lending
  • Gender discrimination in pay
  • Living wages
  • Holding a physical (vs. virtual) annual meeting
  • The right of shareholders to vote on CEO compensation (“Say on Pay”)
  • Public disclosure of political donations

How does it work?
To file or co-file a shareholder resolution, a stockholder must have owned a minimum of $2,000 worth of the company's stock continuously for at least one year. In addition to filing resolutions, Responsible Wealth members also co-file resolutions that are filed by others and assign their proxies to allow others to represent them at annual meetings.

If you are interested in participating in Responsible Wealth's shareholder work, please contact Mike Lapham, Responsible Wealth Project Director at mlapham@responsiblewealth.org or 617-423-2148 X112. For media inquiries, please contact Mazher Ali, Communications Coordinator at mali@faireconomy.org or 617-423-2148 X101.

Shareholder Resolutions Archive

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