When you own stock in a corporation you not only obtain the right to participate in the growth and success of that corporation, you also have the right to vote on important matters concerning corporate policies and governance. When you invest in a mutual fund that holds stocks, you convey this important responsibility to your mutual fund manager.
We believe our shareholders have an absolute right to know how we are voting proxies on their behalf. We were the first mutual fund manager in the country to publish its proxy voting guidelines, and in 1999 we became the first to publish its actual votes. We are proud to provide you with complete, up to date information on how we vote proxies for each and every company in the Domini Funds’ portfolios so that our shareholders may hold us accountable for the positions we take on their behalf.
Companies issue their proxy statements at different times throughout the year, and information will be updated as it is received. Therefore, if you find a company with little or no information, please check back with us closer to the date of the company’s annual meeting.
“Most Activist”: Domini was one of four mutual fund families rated “most activist” by The Corporate Library, a respected information resource on corporate governance. This meant we were least likely to support management, and most likely to support shareholder resolutions on corporate governance and social and environmental issues in our proxy voting. (Interested in how your other mutual fund companies rated? See www.fundvotes.com .)
- View  a database of our current proxy votes
- Download  our Proxy Voting Guidelines & Procedures booklet (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 11/29/08 to 6/30/09 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/08 to 11/28/08 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/07 to 6/30/08 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/06 to 6/30/07 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/05 to 6/30/06 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/04 to 6/30/05 (PDF)
- Download  our proxy votes from 7/1/03 to 6/30/04 (PDF)
What do you think? Send us your questions or comments  about our proxy voting.