Impact of Equity Engagement Initiative featured in 2015 Proxy Preview
Croatan Institute Senior Associate Christi Electris and Associate Becky Johnson authored a sidebar for the 2015 Proxy Preview, published Tuesday by As You Sow.
The “Expert Insight” sidebar highlighted the new Impact of Equity Engagement initiative, launched publicly in November 2014 and coordinated by Croatan Institute.
Johnson and Electris wrote, “Because most efforts to document the impact of engagement have been anecdotal rather than analytical, a major objective of this initiative is to develop new, standardized ways to track and report engagement activities, their outcomes and impacts.”
Thus far, thirteen investors have committed to alpha-testing a new reporting framework for tracking the social and environmental impacts of shareholder engagement, including As You Sow.
The 2015 Proxy Preview covers the 433 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed so far this proxy season, analysing trends in proposals and providing historical context. It is available for download from www.proxypreview.org.
For more on the Impact of Equity Engagement Initiative, download the November 2014 report or visit the IE2 Initiative’s homepage.