Reports

As You Sow has produced over two dozen reports on a wide range of issues. Click a report subject below to navigate.



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Proxy Preview 2017

Proxy Preview 2017

Climate change proposals continue to ask about its strategic implications and how companies will adapt to physical changes, new regulations and new technologies. They also address methane leaks from U.S. energy production and encourage more carbon tracking and goal-setting, but renewable energy proposals have been cut in half. New climate-related resolutions ask about high-carbon asset divestment and carbon finance risks. Other environmental issues include antibiotic resistance in the meat supply chain, the reduction of food waste and nanomaterials in infant formula.

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Proxy Preview 2016

Proxy Preview 2016

Proxy Preview 2016 covers social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed so far this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving the majority of the activity. The report provides analysis and expert insight to help you navigate the issues and successfully vote your shares.

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Proxy Preview 2015

Proxy Preview 2015

Proxy Preview 2015 covers the record-breaking 433 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed so far this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving the majority of the activity. The report provides analysis and expert insight to help you navigate the issues and successfully vote your shares.

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Proxy Preview 2014

Proxy Preview 2014

Proxy Preview 2014 covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving the majority of the activity.

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Proxy Preview 2013

Proxy Preview 2013

Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. This ninth edition of the Proxy Preview provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for 2013´s most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2012

Proxy Preview 2012

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 2011

Proxy Preview 2011

Proxy Preview 2011 is the revamped seventh edition of an annual report than in 2008 the Chicago Tribune called the "bible for socially progressive foundations, religious groups, pension funds, and tax-exempt organizations." It is a comprehensive review of the nearly 400 social and environmental resolutions that investors have filed at companies this spring.

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Proxy Preview 2010

Proxy Preview 2010

This sixth edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2009

Proxy Preview 2009

This fifth edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2008

Proxy Preview 2008

This fourth edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2007

Proxy Preview 2007

This third edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2006

Proxy Preview 2006

This second edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Proxy Preview 2005

Proxy Preview 2005

This first edition of Proxy Preview is a collaboration between three organizations seeking to help investors align their values with their investments. It provides an overview of upcoming votes on environmental and social shareholder resolutions—including advocacy sections for the year's most prominent issues.

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Unlocking the Power of the Proxy

Proxy Preview 2004

To help foundations play more active roles in the corporate governance and social responsibility issues of publicly held companies, As You Sow and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have collaborated to publish Unlocking the Power of the Proxy: How Active Foundation Proxy Voting Can Protect Endowments and Boost Philanthropic Missions.