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Leading Proxy Advisor ISS Recommends Support for Clean Yield’s Proposal on Executive Pay at Walgreens Boots Alliance

The influential proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recommended a vote in favor of our shareholder proposal at Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), now in its third year. The proposal calls on the company to consider integrating sustainability performance into its formulas for determining executive pay packages. The ISS endorsement could significantly influence the […]
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Tractor Supply (NASDAQ: TSCO) for Your Green Acres

Founded in 1938 as a mail-order catalog business offering tractor parts to America’s family farmers, Tractor Supply Company today is the largest consumer farm specialty retailer in the U.S., serving farmers, ranchers, hobby farmers, rural homeowners, contractors, and tradesmen. Tractor Supply offers a wide variety of products from animal feed to power tools, clothing and […]
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L’eau, C’est la Vie: Suez Environnement SA (OTC: SZEVY)

Suez Environnement is a Paris-based global company that provides essential water and waste services and equipment. This includes the management of drinking water and wastewater services, water treatment engineering, and waste collection, recycling, and disposal. Suez is one of the two main global environmental companies that address water access and wastewater challenges. The company operates […]
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The Next Four Years: Fighting For a Livable Climate

“We are not going to allow one election to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, scientific advancement, economic output, and sense of global responsibility.” – California Senate President pro tem Kevin De León & Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Unpleasant a task as it is, we’ve no choice but to take […]
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The Day After

Shocked. Terrified. Like many of you, we are still dazed. As we came together to discuss the implications of the election, we asked ourselves how Rian Fried, the founder of Clean Yield, would have reacted. He surely would have had some choice epithets to share with clients as they called. He also would have been […]
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Leading Proxy Voting Advisors Recommend Vote For Lobbying Disclosure Resolution at FedEx

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, the country’s two leading proxy voting advisors, have recommended that shareholders of FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) vote for a shareholder proposal sponsored by Clean Yield Asset Management and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters before the company’s upcoming shareholder meeting on September 26. The proposal (appended below) calls on […]
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THIS WEEK: VT Community Loan Fund Gathering Features “Trends in Impact Investing” Panel & “Amazing Food”

They had us at “amazing food,” but another reason to attend Vermont Community Loan Fund‘s (VCLF’s) afternoon of  learning, sharing and community would be an interactive panel discussion featuring Clean Yield’s own impact investing manager Karin Chamberlain; Deborah Messing, a community activist and VCLF investor; and Tim Storrow of the Castanea Foundation, another VCLF investor. […]
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UNFI Grows With the Organic and Natural Food Market

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is the largest distributor of organic, natural and specialty food and health & beauty products in U.S. and Canada. In recent years, the 40-year old company has made several acquisitions to increase its product offerings in the “perishable perimeter” of supermarkets, such as specialty cheeses; grass-fed, antibiotic free, and hormone-free […]