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Millions of Fidelity Customers Continue to Vote in Support of Genocide-free Investing

Although “repulsed” by genocide, after 5 years of votes Fidelity still invests in companies tied to genocide Boston, MA – June 18, 2013 – Today, six mutual funds recorded votes at Fidelity’s shareholder meeting on a proposal to avoid investments in companies that “substantially contribute to genocide.” These funds bring […]

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Fidelity proxy voting

Proxy voting in 2013 Votes on genocide-free investing were recorded for 6 Fidelity funds in 2013, with favorable votes ranging from 24.13% to 29.19%. Details on the voting results are here. Read the press release about the vote. Read Eric Cohen’s presentation of the genocide-free investing proposal at the Fidelity […]

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JPMorgan’s Dimon Admits He “Doesn’t Know Specifics” About PetroChina

JPMorgan continues to increase investments tied to genocide although a signatory to UN PRI TAMPA, FLORIDA – MAY 21, 2013 – In the Q&A portion of today’s annual meeting at JPMorgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon stated that “he doesn’t know the specifics of PetroChina,” a company widely recognized as contributing […]

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Sister Nora’s political lobbying proposal gets on to JP Morgan proxy ballot

Published by Responsible Investor. Banking giant facing pressure from faith-based activists by Daniel Brooksbank | April 11th, 2013 A proposal on political lobbying tabled by Sister Nora Nash of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will be voted on at investment bank JP Morgan Chase’s annual general meeting (AGM) […]

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Fidelity Whittles Funds Facing Anti-Genocide Vote

Published by Ignites. By Beagan Wilcox Volz April 2, 2013 Fidelity faces an anti-genocide shareholder proposal on six of its mutual funds at a May 14 shareholder meeting. But the firm will omit the proposal for two other funds because the individuals who submitted the item in 2009 and 2010 no longer hold […]

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Franklin Templeton proxy voting

Proxy voting in 2014 at Franklin Resources Genocide-free investing is on the ballot for the second year at Franklin Resources for the annual meeting on March 12, 2014. Read the white paper for a detailed analysis of the proposal and its merits. This year, Franklin Resources attempted to suppress a vote […]

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15 Million Shares Vote for Genocide-Free Investing Proposal at Mutual Fund

Published by Social Funds. by Robert Kropp Investors Against Genocide calls on Franklin Templeton to adopt a policy against investing in companies whose operations contribute to genocide. — Franklin Resources, the parent company of the mutual fund family Franklin Templeton, doesn’t face shareowner resolutions very often. In fact, a […]

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Franklin Resources Shareholders Cast First Vote on Genocide-free Investing

San Francisco-based Armenian leader presents anti-genocide shareholder proposal SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 15, 2013 – On Wednesday, shareholders at Franklin Resources, parent company of Franklin Templeton mutual funds, voted for the first time on a genocide-free investing proposal coordinated by Investors Against Genocide. The proposal is the first shareholder […]

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