The Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Date: November 2016
Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes
“A valuable call to action for small shareholders to change the ways big corporations do business.”
—Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
Want to make misbehaving corporations mend their ways? You can! If you own their stock, corporations have to listen to you. Shareholder advocate Andrew Behar explains how to exercise your proxy voting rights to weigh in on corporate policies—you only need a single share of stock to do it. If you've got just $2,000 in stock, Behar shows how you can go further and file a resolution to directly address the board of directors. And even if your investments are in a workplace-sponsored 401(k) or a mutual fund, you can work with your fund manager to purge corporations from your portfolio that don't align with your values. Illustrated with inspiring stories of individuals who have gone up against corporate Goliaths and won, this book informs, inspires, and instructs investors how to unleash their power to change the world.