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Published by Financial Times. By Joe Morris Shaken by evidence of human rights abuses in Sudan, US pensions and endowments began divesting from companies linked to the government years ago, but financial companies and mutual funds almost uniformly still cling to shares. Pressure groups point to four oil companies – …
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Vanguard’s Genocide Problem
October 28th, 2017

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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Vanguard, genocide, and the $18 million campaign to get you to vote
October 18th, 2017

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 Resources Shareholders Cast First Vote on Genocide-free Investing
March 15th, 2013

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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ING mutual fund vote marks first win for rights activists
July 20th, 2012

Published by Reuters. * Sudan-related shareholder measure gets 59 pct support * ING took no position on the resolution * Unusual circumstances show challenges for activists By Ross Kerber BOSTON, July 20 (Reuters) – A shareholder group scored its first voting victory after five years of urging mutual funds to …
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Press
How to fight for genocide-free funds
Citywire
December 18th, 2017
Ethical investors set their sights on index funds
The Economist
November 23rd, 2017
Vanguard Proxy Vote on Genocide-Free Investing Concludes Today
Sustainable Investing
November 15th, 2017
Vanguard urges vote against genocide-free investing
Financial Planning
November 13th, 2017
Shareholder Proposals Target Genocide
Agenda Week-a Financial Times service
November 3rd, 2017