The cover of ICCR's 2023 Proxy Book

ICCR's 2023 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide

ICCR's 2023 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide presents member-sponsored resolutions for 2023 corporate proxies, as of February 16.

SEC rule 14a(8) allows both large and small shareholders to alert corporate boards and the investor community to their concerns, and to request timely action on salient issues. A key element of process allows shareholders who meet certain criteria to submit proposals for inclusion in a company’s proxy statement for a vote by all shareholders holding voting shares. Every year, members of the ICCR and Investor Alliance community file shareholder proposals on a wide range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, such as the climate crisis and health equity, racial justice, human/worker rights, and much more.

The shareholder resolutions included in this Guide make the strong case that the management of environmental and social risks, as well as strong corporate governance practices, significantly enhance long-term corporate financial performance and competitiveness to the benefit of shareholders and all stakeholders.

ICCR and Investor Alliance members filed 377 resolutions for 2023 corporate proxies. 121 resolutions have been successfully withdrawn for agreement so far this proxy season.

Noteworthy trends during the 2023 proxy season include:

  • An increased focus on the rights of workers
  • A continued focus on the climate crisis and racial justice
  • Intersecting risks in the tech sector
  • A growing anti-ESG pushback 

    Download ICCR's 2023 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide here