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Vanguard’s Genocide Problem

Published by Barron’s. Activists are insisting that the $4 trillion money manager divest from companies that finance or otherwise support brutal regimes. By AVI SALZMAN October 28, 2017 Bloomberg News The first six agenda items for next month’s Vanguard shareholder meeting cover riveting topics such as the appointment of trustees, service […]

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Investors in US being asked to give fund managers green light to invest in companies that ‘contribute to genocide’

Published by The Daily Mail. By Leah Milner For The Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 17:14 EST, 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:14 EST, 26 October 2017 Investors in the US have been asked to give fund managers the green light to invest in companies that ‘contribute to genocide’. Vanguard, which manages £3.6 trillion for savers, sells […]

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Vanguard, genocide, and the $18 million campaign to get you to vote

Published by Yahoo Finance. Ethan Wolff-Mann Writer Yahoo Finance October 18, 2017 On Nov. 15, Vanguard will hold an enormous shareholder meeting and proxy vote for the first time in almost a decade. If you’re a customer of the world’s largest mutual fund company, you’re also a shareholder, which is why you’ve […]

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Franklin Templeton proxy voting

Proxy voting in 2017 at Franklin Templeton funds Franklin Templeton shareholders will be voting on genocide-free investing at 6 funds on October 30, 2107. Read the proxy statement here. Once again, Franklin Templeton management is opposing genocide-free investing. The proposal states: Shareholders request that the Board institute transparent procedures to prevent holding […]

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Voya proxy voting

Proxy voting in 2016 A proposal to report on investments in companies tied to genocide with regard to Voya’s corporate values received 6.09% in favor (7.70% of the yes/no votes) at Voya’s annual meeting on May 26, 2016 Read William Rosenfeld’s presentation of the proposal at the May 26, 2016, annual […]

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Fidelity Thwarts Multi-Year Anti-Genocide Vote Campaign

Published by Ignites. By Peter Ortiz August 24, 2015 In an ongoing battle to rid anti-genocide shareholder proposals from its proxy ballots, Fidelity has successfully knocked the question off of votes for three funds that collectively represent $23 billion in assets. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Fidelity could exclude […]

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BlackRock likely to face shareholder proposal urging it to divest firms linked to genocide

Published by Responsible Investor. The proposal comes from Investors Against Genocide campaign group by Jan Wagner | January 28th, 2015 US asset management giant BlackRock is likely to face a shareholder resolution from an NGO at its upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) urging it to divest two Chinese firms over […]

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J.P. Morgan Suffers Another Anti-Genocide Loss

Published by Ignites. By Peter Ortiz April 21, 2014 J.P. Morgan suffered another defeat against anti-genocide advocates who successfully targeted a money market fund. This followed the protest group’s first victory against the asset manager in 2011.  J.P. Morgan had requested that it avoid SEC enforcement action if it excluded a […]

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