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Shareholders to ING: stop investing in genocidal Sudan

Published by The Guardian. Marc Gunther theguardian.com, Tuesday 20 August 2013 14.00 EDT Despite a proxy vote, ING mutual fund hasn’t sold its holdings in companies involved in Sudan, writes Marc Gunther Investors of an ING-managed mutual fund have asked the firm to withdraw its holdings in companies that do […]

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Institutional Investors Ask ING U.S. to Heed Results of Anti-genocide Proxy Vote

Serious concerns about ING disregarding the vote and taking no action Boston, MA – August 7, 2013 – On the day that ING U.S. releases its quarterly earnings report, a diverse coalition of institutional investors and corporate governance advocates are calling on the company to reconsider a recent decision to […]

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ING letter

ING response to shareholders Shareholders at the ING Emerging Countries Fund approved the genocide-free investing proposal by a wide margin in a vote on June 28, 2012.  The proposal passed 59.8% to 10.7% with 29.5% abstaining.  This decisive win at ING is a first for the genocide-free investing proposal and affirms […]

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Genocide-Free Shareowner Proposal Gains Strong Support at Fidelity Investments

Published by Social Funds. by Robert Kropp Investors Against Genocide continues its campaign to pressure mutual funds and other financial institutions into adopting genocide-free investment policies. SocialFunds.com — Shareowners of six of the mutual funds of Fidelity Investments voted their proxies this week, and for the third time since 2008 […]

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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 2015 Votes on genocide-free investing were recorded for 3 Fidelity funds in 2015, with favorable votes of 26.15%, 22.95% and 14.06% (preliminary results). Details on the voting results are here. Read Eric Cohen’s presentation of the genocide-free investing proposal at the Fidelity shareholder meeting on May 12,2015. […]

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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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