Franklin Templeton

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.

Genocide-free investing is on the proxy ballot for 6 Franklin Templeton funds voting on October 30, 2017. (See the list of funds here and the proxy statement here.)

Genocide-free investing was on the ballot for the second year at Franklin Resources for the annual meeting on March 12, 2014. Due to regulatory technicalities we will not be on the ballot at Franklin Resources this year but will be working on alternative approaches to improve our shareholder proposal campaigns at Franklin Resources for the future.

  • Has a genocide-free investing policy
  • Divested from PetroChina
  • Voted for GFI shareholder proposal

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