Employee welfare and political contributions are among the big environmental, social, and governance issues this year.
Even amidst a world rattled by the coronavirus, climate change remains the most significant global threat to humans and the financial system.
But large fund companies often block their path.
Stewardship is an opportunity for fund providers to connect with sustainability-minded investors, and many large asset managers are using proxy votes to press for better governance of environmental and social risks.
In proxy voting, similar index funds show their unique personalities.
Five types of opioid-related shareholder resolutions are currently on ballots.