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Proxy Preview 2012

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Proxy Preview 2012, the report hailed as the “Bible for socially progressive foundations, religious groups, pension funds, and tax-exempt organizations” by the Chicago Tribune, is now available.

This eighth edition of the Proxy Preview provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for 2012´s most prominent issues and case studies of successful dialogues. Our team of issue experts will highlight this year´s key issues, including corporate political spending, lobbying, sexual orientation non-discrimination, board diversity, coal, fracking, supply chain transparency, extended producer responsibility, and animal welfare.

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Proxy Preview 2012 Webinar
We presented a 60 minute webinar highlighting the biggest news in the Proxy Preview. Download the slides (PDF) and click below to watch the recording.

The panel, moderated by Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, features an overview of the social and environmental shareholder proposals for 2012 by Heidi Welsh, co-author of the report and Executive Director of Si2.

Michael Passoff, co-author and CEO of Proxy Impact and Tim Smith, Senior Vice President and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement of Walden Asset Management discuss the hottest issues on this year´s proxy ballots: corporate political spending, fracking, and coal.

The Proxy Preview is a unique collaboration between As You Sow, an environmental and social advocacy organization and publisher of the report since 2005; the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), which conducts impartial research on social and environmental shareholder proposals; and Proxy Impact, a new proxy voting service for foundations and socially responsible investors.

This report would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

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