Shareholder Resolutions

Upcoming in 2017

We have filed shareholder resolutions at 12 corporations across North America for presentations in 2017. We are currently in discussions with various executives at several companies regarding our proposals, so check back regularly for an update on our progress. In the meantime, here is our list:

Monsanto — in January we will return for our third straight year asking for accountability from the glyphosate empire. read more…

Coca-Cola — we have submitted a proposal asking for Coke’s Board of Directors to form a Committee on Sustainability. We have had success with this proposal at numerous companies in the past, and we hope this Board will see it’s their turn to take on sustainability issues at the highest level. read more…

Wells Fargo — after yet another egregious breach of ethics at this Big Bank involving allegations many customers were subscribed to services or accounts they had not requested, we are asking Wells Fargo to produce a report explaining the true risk and depth of their incentive-based compensation practices for their lower-level employees. read more…

Citigroup — another Big Bank warranting a big ask. In this era of unprecedented bank fines combined with a complete lack of accepted responsibility by anyone involved and a bunch of promises nothing bad will happen again, we have proposed Citi executives enter a covenant wherein they will be personally responsible for paying some of the fines if (when) things go haywire again. read more…

Bank of Nova Scotia — HII was shocked to learn the Bank of Novia Scotia (BNS) was identified on the internet as one of the financial institutions participating in funding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). After receiving no response from the Bank when we sent a letter asking for clarification on their involvement, we then submitted a resolution calling for the Board to create a Committee on Human Rights. read more…

Bank of America — similar to Wells Fargo, the Bank of America has been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for deception. And like Wells Fargo, the executives seem to put heavy pressure on “rank and file” employees. Our resolution asks for an honest report on how compensation and incentive policies create systemic risk in the company. read more…

PepsiCo — for the third year in a row, we are asking PepsiCo’s Board to create a separate committee on sustainability to oversee their haphazard and disconnected bundle of policies and procedures related to their “Purpose.” read more…

Alaska Air — Alaska Air took a cheap-shot at its shareholders in 2016 when, instead of meeting shareholders face-to-face on some controversial issues, the Board and Executives just closed their doors and held a “virtual” meeting. We have co-filed a resolution asking them to put a stop to not having the professionalism to meet their owners annually. read more…

Anthem — formerly known as Blue Cross, Anthem is a private health-care corporation spending millions and millions of dollars lobbying congress and supporting the endeavors of career politicians. To what end?  We have co-filed a resolution at Anthem asking for full-disclosure of it’s lobbying expenses. read more…

JPMorgan Chase — like Citigroup, JPM is a kingdom of horrible legal compliance, billions of dollars in fines – and no accountability. Our resolution filed this year asks the executives and directors to take a part of the hit, instead of all the shareholders paying the full brunt of the fines for bad behavior, by signing a formal covenant sharing fines and penalties with the shareholders. read more…

Goldman Sachs — a/k/a/ GOLD and Government Golden is filled with very smart people who can make things go very wrong for the average investor (i.e. creating and selling the toxic securities which brought the US banking system to its knees in 2008).  In a very novel shareholder resolution filed this year, HII has asked for a report which will push Goldman to clarify to whom they believe they are accountable by clarifying which investors their securities filings are directed toward. read more…

McDonald’s — for several years HII has asked McDonald’s for a series of reports related to fast-food and obesity, sustainability, and even how the company spends profits on political contributions which contradict their professed “values.” This year we are asking the company to visit and report on the incongruencies between their “charitable giving” and their PR/propaganda. read more…

Harrington Announces Sustainability Successes at PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

February 7, 2017 – Napa, CA -- Harrington Investments, Inc., (HII) a socially responsible investment advisory firm based in Napa, California, announced today that it has convinced PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) to create a Public Policy and Sustainability Committee of the board...

McDonald’s 2017

HII has introduced resolutions at McDonald's (MCD) for at least 15 years, although we are not as persistent with them as we are with Monsanto. MCD represents all that is wrong with large US corporate junk food corporations that process poor health, diabetes, hard...

Goldman Sachs 2017

Goldman Sachs (GS)(GOLD), known as “Government Golden”, because of its history of influencing the Federal Government by not only its significant money expended on political contributions and lobbying, but the fact that some of the highest federal government posts have...

JP Morgan Chase 2017

Not unlike other major banks or non-bank financial institutions, JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) racked up billions of dollars in fines and other penalties (over $38 billion), while no executives or bank directors went to jail; only owners pay, not those in...

Anthem 2017

Anthem (ANTM) or Blue Cross is a healthcare corporation that currently spends literally millions of dollars lobbying Congress and supporting the political endeavors of career politicians to deny patients quality healthcare and comprehensive coverage to millions of...