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Corporate obsession with maximizing short-term returns has created an unsustainable and unjust economy. But institutional investors and everyday shareholders have the power to hold corporations accountable.
Our campaigns expose problematic corporate governance and behavior, catalyze investor and public action, and confront the minority who make corporate abuses possible to defend the long-term financial, environmental and social justice interests of the majority.
Climate in the Boardroom: How Asset Manager Voting Shaped Corporate Climate Action in 2019
Large investors have the power to hold energy and utility companies accountable to undertaking the urgent transformations that our climate crisis demands. But while some top investment managers are leading the way, BlackRock and Vanguard persist in using their shareholder voting power to shield corporate boards from accountability. This report reviews the 2019 voting patterns of the 25 largest global asset managers on director elections, executive pay, and critical climate shareholder proposals and offers recommendations for asset owners and policymakers alike.