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February 2017 ©Corporate Examiner
Contact: Susana McDermott (smcdermott@iccr.org), ICCR Director of Communications 
ICCR Publishes its 2017 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide
From proposals to reduce GHG emissions at utilities to calls for greater transparency around drug pricing at major pharmaceuticals, the 2017 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide presents the 283 resolutions filed by ICCR members to date for the 2017 proxy season. Available as a free download, we encourage investors to support these resolutions as you can and to share the Guide with your networks.
 
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Proxy Season Updates

 
ICCR members have already negotiated 28 substantive agreements with companies, and have withdrawn their resolutions as a result. A few examples include:  
  • Two companies -- Jack in the Box and Restaurant Brands International -- made commitments to curb or phase out medically important antibiotics used in chicken;
  • Wells Fargo agreed to revise its bylaws to separate its CEO and Board Chair roles, and;
  • Valeant agreed to clawback executive incentive pay for misconduct. 
To learn more about withdrawals, download the Guide.
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Announcements:

ICCR is pleased to welcome new Affiliate Member FOR Investment Partners. Based in Traverse City, MI, FOR Investment Partners specializes in sustainable, responsible impact investing, and offers a variety of socially responsible screening services.

ICCR in the News
 
For Milwaukee friar, win vs. ExxonMobil is biggest since 'Joe Camel'
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This investing strategy can make money and a better world
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Trump likely to face questions on travel ban in meeting with CEOs
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Sustainable business stands up to Trump
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Events

Webinar:  Food Waste: Reducing Corporate Food Waste: An Engagement Guide for Investors
April 25, 2017 at 11:30am eastern. Register here

ICCR Annual General Meeting:
 Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:45am to Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:45am. Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley State University.

Jobs

ICCR Seeks Director of Finance and Administration 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for the finance and accounting of an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an operating budget of approximately $2 million. 

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ICCR joins ICAR and the IHRB to Press Business Leaders Advising Trump to Reject Travel Ban, Promote Human Rights

Said ICCR’s Josh Zinner, “Now is a moment in history to make a stand against discrimination and in support of fundamental American values of tolerance and inclusion." 

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ExxonMobil Agrees to Place a Climate Expert on the Board 

In light of mounting climate risks, for the past three years, ICCR members led by the Midwest Capuchins, have been calling on ExxonMobil to elect an Independent Director with Climate Change Expertise. This year, the company agreed.

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Curbing Antibiotics Overuse in Farm Animal Production

The non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat industry is contributing to a rise in antibiotic-resistance responsible for 23,000 deaths each year. Learn about the global investor campaign with meat producers to better control antibiotic use in order to preserve their effectiveness for human medicine.

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ICCR and the Freedom Fund Host Roundtable on Ethical Recruitment
 
In the second installation of our roundtable series for ICCR’s “No Fees Initiative,” on January 19th ICCR and the Freedom Fund convened a discussion with relevant stakeholders to explore key learnings from efforts to implement corporate ethical recruitment policies over the last three years, including actions needed to overcome practical challenges and obstacles many companies face.

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In Defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
 
Members of ICCR and the American Sustainable Business Council are deeply concerned by the new administration's threats to roll back two critical bulwarks that support a safer, more equitable financial system: Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 
 
Investors stand with Standing Rock Sioux
 
Native Americans from tribes across the country are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and investors who have advocated for corporate respect for human rights are using their voices as shareholders to stand with the Sioux.

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