Protect the Environment By Flexing Your Shareholder Muscle
Congressional paralysis on climate change and offshore drilling got you down?
If you own shares of a public company -- there can be another way to power through the gridlock.
Shareholders have power -- the trouble is, most of us never use it. Your companies send you proxy ballots every year so you can vote on important issues, but most of you simply toss your ballots into the trash. Collectively, you're throwing away $3 to $4 trillion of influence. Every year.
But shareholders like you are starting to flex their muscle in defense of the environment:
-- With the support of 27% of their shareholders, American Electric Power created a board committee solely focused on climate change and the economic risks of GHG emissions.
-- The world's largest beverage giant, Coca Cola, is being pushed by shareholders to find alternatives to bisphenol-A (BPA) in the lining of their cans.
-- Shareholders have filed resolutions with Dynergy and the International Coal Group, asking them to reduce emissions.
You can be a part of this shareholder movement because the gap between the buttoned-up world of the corporate boardroom and shareholders like you is shrinking. From suburban office parks, to union halls, church meeting rooms, and anywhere else that people like you with big ideas gather -- shareholders are taking matters of corporate responsibility and good citizenship into their own hands.
Moxy Vote makes it easy to get informed, get involved, and take a stand.
If you are a shareholder in a company, you have the power to ask that company for a more careful use of the environment and request corporate policy changes or disclosure on issues such as climate change and future sustainability efforts. You can influence a company's plans for greenhouse gas emissions control, toxic disposal, and its effects on local resources and people.
Don't throw away your power to change the companies you've invested in. Moxy Vote makes it easy to cast your shareholder votes online, and in line with your values.
Sign up to learn more, and flex your shareholder muscle. It's free.
I want the companies I own to start taking this more seriously.
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