Record Shareholder Votes on ESG Proposals: As You Sow

As You Sow reports: 81% of DuPont shareholders want action on plastic pellet pollution! This vote is the highest ever shareholder vote on an environmental resolution opposed by company management. Pre-production plastic pellets are the 2nd largest source of ocean plastic pollution. 98% of General Electric shareholders voted in support of our resolution on the company’s plans to achieve net-zero…

Investment Giants BlackRock and Vanguard Fail to Live Up to Climate Commitments by Voting Against Shareholder Resolutions — As You Sow

Corporate governance nonprofit Majority Action released today its report analyzing asset managers’ 2019 voting records on climate-related shareholder proposals and CEO pay at energy and utility companies. The report finds that influential firms like BlackRock and Vanguard repeatedly voted with corporate management in opposing climate risk mitigation proposals. In fact, BlackRock and Vanguard voted against…

Here are the most overpaid CEOs in America right now

Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow’s annual report of the 100 Most Overpaid CEOs has just been released and, as usual, the salaries of the top CEOs are staggering. Topping this year’s list are Oracle’s co-CEOs Safra A. Catz and Mark Hurd who made a whopping $82,065,708. While that’s not the highest price tag, As…

Join VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow for a Webinar on Overpaid CEOs

The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs 2016: Are Fund Managers Asleep at the Wheel? Webinar Date: 02/17/16 at 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET Register The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs 2016, the second report in a series from As You Sow, is designed to provide investors an overview of companies that overpay their CEOs, and the structures…

Departing CEO at Boeing Receives Very Generous Severance Package — As You Sow Report

A new report from As You Sow: The most astounding component of McNerney’s package however, is his retirement payments. Under his employment agreement, he has a “target benefit” that the company describes as “calculated as a straight-life annuity commencing at age 62 payable from Boeing (including qualified pension benefits, nonqualified pension benefits and the employment…