Environmental and Social Issues at Shareholder Meetings

Environmental and social issues were at the top of shareholders’ attention during the 2011 proxy season, according to Ernst & Young (E&Y).

About 40% of all resolutions that proceeded to a vote revolved around environmental and social issues, up from 31% last year, marking the second year in a row that these resolutions comprised the largest portion of shareholder proposals that came to a vote, according to the consultancy firm’s 2011 proxy season update.

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