The Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable

  • 4h 24m 57s
  • Andrew Behar
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2016

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.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1 Who Let the Dog Out
  • CHAPTER 2 How Ordinary Investors Can Bring Real Change to Big Problems
  • CHAPTER 3 What You Can Ask a Corporation to Do
  • CHAPTER 4 How to Vote Your Proxy
  • CHAPTER 5 How to Influence Your Fund Manager
  • CHAPTER 6 Engaging with a Corporation and Filing a Shareholder Resolution
  • CHAPTER 7 Opportunities and Decisions to Make Real Change
  • CHAPTER 8 What Kind of People Engage with Corporations
  • CHAPTER 9 Foundations and Individual Shareholders Can Make a Difference
  • CHAPTER 10 The Power of Disclosure
  • CHAPTER 11 Divestment as the Ultimate Escalation of Engagement
  • CHAPTER 12 How Do I Know What I Own?
  • CHAPTER 13 How to Get Your Company to Offer Funds Aligned with Your Values
  • CHAPTER 14 A New Generation of Corporate Leaders
  • CHAPTER 15 Time to Take Back Your Power