Clean 200™ 2018 Q3 Update: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

We launched the Carbon Clean 200 in August 2016 and have updated it every six months to test a model looking at 200 global companies defining the "clean energy future."

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The End of the Line

Methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain are a major climate concern. This paper focuses on the practices that natural gas distribution companies—the entities at the end of the natural gas supply line—can implement to reduce methane emissions.

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Proxy Voting Guidelines 2018

If you’re an investor seeking to align your voting with your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, download Proxy Voting Guidelines 2018 today. You will find recommendations to help you vote your shareholder proxy ballot, covering critical issues such as climate change, environmental health, and executive compensation.

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Proxy Preview 2018

Proxy Preview 2018 is the 14th annual edition of the insider’s guide to social and environmental shareholder proposals.

This free publication is the #1 resource for shareholders looking to align their values and investments.

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The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs 2018: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel?

The fourth report in the series, The 100 Most Overpaid CEO: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? highlights the fund managers who continue to approve these pay packages at staggering rates (many funds approve nearly 100% of the pay packages they vote on), and contrasts them with those who take a stance against excessive pay with their votes.

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Clean 200™ 2018 Q1 Update: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

We launched the Carbon Clean 200 in August 2016 and have updated it every six months to test a model looking at 200 global companies defining the "clean energy future."

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Disclosing the Facts 2017

Disclosing the Facts 2017 reports reflects rising investor concern that excessive methane emissions from oil and gas companies will undercut the potential benefits of substituting natural gas for coal in electric power generation, en route to a less fossil-fuel dependent energy future. Investors believe that oil and gas companies are not taking sufficient steps to address methane risks.

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Aligning Defined Contribution Plans With Corporate Sustainability Goals

As millennial-aged employees now represent the majority of the U.S. workforce, it is increasingly important that corporate management finds ways to engage them in the company. Creating defined contribution plans which connect to their core values – like solving human, social and environmental problems through their work and investments – can spur employee engagement and spark innovation.

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Clean 200™ 2017 Q3 Update: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

One year to the day from the launch of our first Clean200 report, and eight months into the new US administration, we will present our analysis into how large-cap clean energy companies haves performed against dirty energy.

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Roundup Revealed: Glyphosate in Our Food System

Glyphosate, the key ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup®, has sparked a battle over the future of food. Over the past decade, it has become the most widely used and heavily applied herbicide in history.

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Proxy Voting Guidelines 2017

If you’re an investor seeking to align your voting with your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, download Proxy Voting Guidelines 2017 today. You will find recommendations to help you vote your shareholder proxy ballot, covering critical issues such as climate change, environmental health, and executive compensation.

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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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Clean 200™ 2017 Q1 Update: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

Over the past six years, and growing dramatically leading up to and post-Paris COP 21 and Marrakesh COP 22, a movement of institutional and individual investors representing more than $5tn in assets under management have divested a portion of their fossil fuel investments and committed to divesting the balance in the next five years. The corollary of divesting fossil fuels is re-investing in the clean energy future. As an invitation to a larger discussion of how we can invest in a clean energy future, we created the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200TM)—a list of the 200 largest companies worldwide ranked by their total clean energy revenues.

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The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs 2017: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel?

The third report in the series, The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? highlights the forces behind disproportionate pay and the fund managers who continue to approve these pay packages.

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Disclosing the Facts 2016: Transparency and Risk in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

While the coal industry used its recent setbacks as an opportunity to shuck off environmental responsibilities, 20 of 28 oil and gas companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) actually improved their scores in an annual investor report card ranking the companies on how they report their policies to reduce risks from fracking operations. Even so, much work remains to be done, with seven out of 10 fracking companies still earning failing scores.

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Clean 200™ Q3 2016: Investing in a Clean Energy Future

Over the past year, a growing movement of investors representing more than $3.4tn in assets under management have divested some portion of their fossil fuel investments. But where to invest this capital? The Clean200 ranks the largest publicly listed companies by their total clean energy revenues, with a few added environmental, social, and governance screens to help ensure the companies are indeed building the infrastructure and services needed for what many have called the “Great Energy Transition” in a just and equitable way. Notably, this new report highlights the fact that clean energy investments greatly outperform stagnating fossil fuel stocks.

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Unconventional Risks: the Growing Uncertainty of Oil Investments

Energy markets are undergoing a fundamental transition as the world moves toward a low carbon, clean energy economy. What does this transition mean for the future of the oil industry, including majors like Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips, and BP? Are there similarities between changing oil market fundamentals and those causing the recent collapse of the U.S. coal industry?

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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 Voting Guidelines 2016

If you’re an investor seeking to align your voting with your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, download Proxy Voting Guidelines 2016 today. You will find recommendations to help you vote your shareholder proxy ballot, covering critical issues such as climate change, environmental health, and executive compensation.

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The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs 2016: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel?

CEO pay grew an astounding 997% the past 36 years, vastly outpacing growth in the cost of living, the productivity of the economy, and the stock market.

The second report in the series, The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? highlights the forces behind disproportionate pay and the fund managers who continue to approve these pay packages.

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