Proxy Preview 2016

Source: Heidi Welsh, Michael Passoff, As You Sow, 2016

From the summary:
Shareholder activists have filed fewer resolutions in 2016 concerned solely with environmental and social issues at U.S. companies—a total of 370 as of February 15, down from the record 433 filed at this point last year and 417 in 2014. But when you add in the 72 sustainability resolutions from the New York City pension funds that ask for “proxy access” rights to enable large investors to easily nominate their own directors, the total is about where it has been for the last several years. (The resolutions are at companies that have high carbon footprints, low levels of board diversity and low investor support for executive pay.)