CBIS has developed a comprehensive list of proxy voting guidelines to positively influence the behavior of companies we invest in — whether on corporate governance matters (e.g., director independence, excessive executive compensation), social concerns (human rights, diversity, employee health and safety), or environmental issues (climate change, energy efficiency). Each year, we vote more than 3,000 proxies — consistently calling on companies to adopt higher ethical, environmental and human rights standards.
We publicly publish our proxy votes on an ongoing, real-time basis to identify how we are voting shares during the course of the voting season. We make available on our website our voting guidelines, and have graphics that summarize our voting trends (like voting for and against management, geographical voting and by sector, etc.).