WHEREAS: The World Economic Forum 2015 Global Risk Report ranked water as the top societal risk facing the world in terms of potential economic impact. (1) The Human Right to Water, formally recognized by the … MORE
GreenBiz-March 14, 2017-Amid unprecedented uncertainty about the Trump administration’s commitment to environmental and social issues, investors are relying more heavily than ever on companies to take action on initiatives such as addressing climate change, conserving … MORE
Resolved: The shareholders of Ameren urge the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) to adopt a policy requiring that senior executives retain a significant percentage of shares acquired through equity compensation programs … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board prepare a complete report on the company’s efforts, above and beyond current compliance, to identify and reduce environmental and health hazards associated with past, present and future … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Ameren produce a public report, omitting proprietary information and prepared at reasonable cost, analyzing how Ameren could protect shareholder value, reduce the risk of stranded assets, and decrease its … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: The shareholders of Ameren urge the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) to adopt a policy requiring that senior executives retain a significant percentage of shares acquired through equity … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Ameren shareholders request that the Board’s Compensation Committee, when setting senior executive compensation, include metrics for reduction of Ameren’s carbon output as one of the annual performance metrics for senior executives under … MORE
As You Sow’s Coal initiative works with coal-fired electric utilities and coal-based energy companies to substantially reduce or eliminate the growing financial, environmental, and health risks associated with burning coal. It urges the most at-risk companies to address the wide array of financial risks associated with continued reliance on coal and to begin a transition to cleaner energy. MORE
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – March 25, 2014 – After engagement with environmental nonprofits As You Sow and the Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (MCRI), the St. Louis-based utility Ameren Corporation has released its … MORE
Historically, environmental and social shareholder proposals have failed to resonate with most investors. According to Proxy Monitor’s data from 2008 to 2010, the most likely resolutions to gain shareholder approval have related to relatively straightforward … MORE
SOCIAL FUNDS – As shareowner support grows for resolutions addressing risks of reliance on coal and coal ash, a white paper details the decline of the industry’s proﬁtability.
As You Sow Press Release
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Our 2012 resolution asked the company to report on the financial risks of continued reliance on coal for electricity generation.
Our 2013 resolution asks for a report on the strategies and quantitative goals to reduce water use and thermal impacts on receiving waterways from the company’s power generation and operations. We negotiated a withdrawal of … MORE
SOCIAL FUNDS – February 28, 2013 – With trillions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades looming for electric utilities, investors call on five companies to emphasize a transition to renewables, improve energy efficiency, and manage water … MORE
New York State Pension Fund and Other Investors Urge Utilities to Ramp Up Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
3BL MEDIA – February 27, 2013 – Major U.S. investors and pension funds have filed resolutions with five electric power utilities – Ameren, Cleco, DTE Energy, FirstEnergy, SCANA – urging them to increase deployment of … MORE
Ameren Corporation is a holding company for several regional power and energy companies. As You Sow has engaged with Ameren on issues related to coal-fired power generation. Read more about our engagements with Ameren below.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR – January 29, 2013 – Who are the Filthy 15? They are public companies in the coal utility and extraction business that groups criticize for damaging the environment and contributing heavily to climate … MORE
PLATTS ELECTRIC POWER DAILY – April 19, 2012 – Three large investor-owned utilities are urging shareholders to vote against resolutions that would direct the IOUs to prepare plans to reduce their exposure to “coal‐related costs … MORE