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Qui tacet consentit/Silence gives consent

Clean Yield applauds our Vermont representatives in Congress for unequivocally condemning the hate and violence displayed in Charlottesville this past weekend. We share their outrage and believe that, in order for justice and equality to prevail, we must all raise our voices against such acts of hate and violence. As investors, we espouse the importance […]
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Clean Yield Goes to the Hill

Clean Yield is no stranger to sticking up for things we believe in – LGBT rights, eliminating dark money in politics, stemming global warming, and wearing flannel year-round. Last week, the newest member of the Clean Yield team, Molly, went to Capitol Hill to raise our voice on the importance of protecting shareholder rights. We […]
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Saving the World one Shareholder Resolution at a time

We are pleased to announce that Molly Betournay has recently joined the Clean Yield team as our Social Research and Advocacy Director.  Molly will be leading the charge on our efforts to tame corporate beasts using her powers of sustainability research and shareholder advocacy. She will also take the lead on making sure that we […]
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Welcome Walter!

In January, Clean Yield welcomed Walter Fullerton as our Operations and Client Services Manager. Previously he was a vice president and account administration supervisor at Eaton Vance Management in Boston for more than 10 years. At Eaton Vance, Walter oversaw a team of seven who were responsible for all administration functions in the investment operations […]
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Right to File Shareholder Proposals Under Threat From Business Groups

Our second in a series of articles about socially responsible investing in the Trump era. Since the 1960s, one of the most powerful tools used by the socially responsible investment (SRI) community to hold corporations accountable for their impacts on workers, communities, and the environment has been the shareholder proposal. In the new political era, […]
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Calling All Income Investors: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD)

Income-oriented investors have been desperate for years to find investments that provide a significant, reliable source of income. Interest rates are at multigenerational lows, and the dividend yield on stocks is about half of its long-term average. Most stock prices are also extremely expensive, making the risk-return tradeoff poor by historical standards. Though pickings are […]
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A Second Wind With Vestas (VWDRY)

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Vestas is a manufacturer of wind turbines. The company started producing wind turbines in 1979 and has since gained a market-leading position, with more than 20% of the global installed base of wind turbines. These 56,860 turbines in 75 countries on six continents produce enough electricity to power more than 80 […]
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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 […]