Many financial institutions invest in a handful of foreign oil companies, such as PetroChina, which help to fund the government of Sudan’s deadly campaign of violence against millions of its citizens. With over a billion-dollar stake, Franklin Templeton is one of PetroChina’s largest investors.
Shareholders at Franklin Resources, parent company of Franklin Templeton funds, voted on our shareholder proposal on genocide-free investing at the annual meeting on March 13, 2013. In addition, two Franklin Templeton funds voted on March 1, 2013.
- Read more about the Franklin Templeton vote.
- Read the open letter sent to executives at Franklin Templeton asking the company to voluntarily adopt the proposed genocide-free investing policy. The letter was signed by 35 local and national human rights and religious groups and joined by genocide and corporate governance scholars.
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Divested from PetroChina
Voted for GFI shareholder proposal
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Help us send a strong message to Franklin Templeton, JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions to draw the line at genocide. You don’t have to be an investor to object. Financial companies want your business now or in the future, so your voice will matter.
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We are seeking to volunteers to submit our genocide-free investing proposal. If you own at least $2000 worth of shares in a mutual fund or company, and have held those shares for at least a year, you qualify to volunteer. To volunteer, contact us at info@InvestorsAgainstGenocide.org.
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