It's easy to feel like big corporations control the fate of the world.
But the truth is, those companies are owned and controlled by shareholders -- regular people like us -- and shareholders can determine how companies help or hurt causes like protecting shareholder rights through good corporate governance practices.
Many corporate governance resolutions are up for vote this year. If you own shares in a company and care about shareholder rights or executive compensation, it's important to make your voice heard and vote your proxy ballots when you can.
For example, soon after 54% of Beazer Homes shareholders rejected the board’s executive compensation package, the CEO was relieved of his duties. Because their shareholders spoke up, this company was held accountable for how they paid their executives.
Eighty leading companies, including more than half of the S&P 100, have committed to disclosure and oversight of their political spending as a result of shareholder engagement. How about the companies you own shares in?
You too can make a big difference in how companies are run, and use your proxy ballots for causes you care about. Vote your shares for good corporate governance initiatives on Moxy Vote.