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Decline in U.S. Mutual Funds’ Support of Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions in 2010, New Report Finds
Apr 08, 2011
U.S. mutual funds’ proxy voting patterns for climate-related shareholder resolutions are not keeping pace with the escalating risks associated with climate change. Mutual funds’ overall support of these resolutions dropped from 27 percent in 2009 to 24 percent in 2010, after rising steadily the previous three years. That is the finding of Ceres’ sixth annual analysis of U.S. mutual fund votes by 46 leading mutual fund families collectively managing approximately $6 trillion in assets. The analysis was jointly conducted with Fund Votes, which has tracked U.S. mutual fund voting since reporting was first required in 2004.
One Year After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Facing Investor Frustration Over Lack of Disclosure on Risk Management
Apr 06, 2011
On the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an international coalition of leading socially responsible investors recommended to vote against or abstain from the BP accounts and reports at the company’s upcoming annual meeting.