Increasing Shareowner Action Fuels Record Proxy Season [USA]

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com, Published on: 20 May 2003

Shareowners are increasingly recognizing and practicing their right to influence corporate practices and policies by filing and voting on shareowner resolutions...26.9 percent of voting American Electric Power shareowners supported a global warming resolution there, a record vote for the utilities industry...identical sexual orientation nondiscrimination resolutions that received just 9.9 percent of the shares voted at Emerson Electric and a robust 42.8 percent at Dover.

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Related companies: American Electric Power Dover Emerson Electric