How Did U.S. Sustainable Funds Vote on Key ESG Shareholder Resolutions in the 2020 Proxy Season?

Each year, thousands of items are put to shareholder vote via the corporate proxy ballot. Shareholder resolutions push companies to do better across a range of ESG issues and often fail to reach a majority. In this report, Morningstar researchers aim to help ESG-aware investors navigate the sustainable funds landscape by summarizing sustainable funds’ environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) proxy voting.

In this report, you will learn:
  • How we benchmarked sustainable funds’ proxy voting in order to provide ESG-aware investors with a new way to compare investment alternatives
  • What level of support sustainable funds gave to key ESG resolutions in 2020
  • How support for ESG resolutions can vary due to the influence of the voting strategy of the fund provider
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