Advocacy & Policy
Welcome to the Trillium Advocacy Dashboard
At Trillium, we consider it fundamental to our mission and our fiduciary responsibility to engage with the companies that we hold on behalf of our clients and policymakers to press for positive change on ESG topics or opportunities that we believe will help improve ESG policies, performance, or impact.
Watch and learn more about what shareholder advocacy means at Trillium:
A Multi-Decade Engagement: The Changing of the Washington NFL Team Name and Logo
On July 13, 2020, the Washington football team announced it was retiring its name, mascot and logo. The change is a direct result from engagement with sponsors and shareholders as well as decades of Native-led advocacy.
Trillium and fellow Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group (IIPWG) members had been collaborating on this issue for years. They collectively engaged with sponsors of the Washington D.C. NFL Football team to drive this change on June 14, 2020. In late June 2020, steered by IIPWG, these engagements culminated in letters to FedEx, Nike, and Pepsi from over 80 investors representing over $620 billion in assets asking the companies to cease their relationships with the team if it continued to use its current name and logo – ultimately driving the decision to change the name.
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Climate Advocacy: 2021-2022 Corporate Engagement Update
Trillium exercises the shareholder’s right to file a shareholder proposal asking companies to address ESG topics.
These proposals can come up for a vote at the company’s annual meeting and can be useful ways to change a corporation’s behavior.
The Walt Disney Company – Chemical Management
November 18, 2022
Outcome: Successfully withdrawn following a commitment to take several actions in 2023 to enhance its disclosures and strategy to reduce priority chemicals. Included in the disclosures, Disney will address its baseline, how the company will track improvement and provide information on what it considers safer alternatives.
Papers & Reports
At Trillium, we vote client and fund proxies consistent with their best interests by integrating financial, environmental, social, and governance factors. Below are links to our current proxy voting guidelines and disclosure of proxy votes.proxy voting guidelines
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