Domini Marks 15 Years of Shareholder Activism
Back in 1994, Domini filed its first shareholder resolution, asking Wal-Mart* to disclose Equal Employment Opportunity information.
Since then, we have filed a total of 200 resolutions with 83 companies and engaged in numerous long-term dialogues with corporate management on a range of social, environmental, and governance issues.
Together with our shareholders and many committed people and organizations with whom we have partnered, we have helped alleviate poverty among coffee farmers, improve conditions for factory workers, protect forests, and protect the rights of gay and lesbian employees.
The latest issue of our quarterly Social Impact Update reviews highlights of our first 15 years of shareholder activism, including the following:
- Procter & Gamble Markets Fair Trade Coffee
- Gap Releases First Social Responsibility Report
- PMorgan Adopts Comprehensive Environmental Policy
- Apple Adopts Code of Conduct
- Protecting Forests
- Domini Raises Alert on Nanomaterials, Toxics
- Lifting the Veil on Corporate Political Contributions
None of our successes would have been possible without the help of our Funds' shareholders. We thank you for your commitment to making a difference in the world through the way you invest.
*Wal-Mart was removed from the Domini Social Equity Fund’s portfolio in 2001 and does not currently meet our Global Investment Standards.