What is proxy voting?
A company makes decisions…
When you own stocks, you're technically in charge. Each company holds an annual meeting, where shareholders can vote (in person or electronically) on important issues.
...and you decide how they should treat shareholders, employees, and the planet!
Some of these ballot measures include crucial decisions regarding whether to pollute, support equal rights, and more. Voting is both your civil right and one of the most impactful tools in your life.
Until now, proxy voting has been blocked by fund managers, red tape, and a pile of paper packets. We've cut through to unleash the world's first digital democracy. Now you call the shots in Corporate America, with a swipe. Here are some popular past votes.
Should NetApp provide a publicly available breakdown of its workforce by race and gender, in line with the transparency provided by over two-thirds of S&P 100 companies, including Apple, Alphabet, and Salesforce...
Should Nike tell shareholders how they spend money to influence politics? Your vote will ask the board to issue an annual report stating policies and direct/indirect donations to any political campaign or spent to influence public policy… Learn more
Should Proctor & Gamble issue a public report detailing the risks to the Company caused by state policies supporting discrimination against LGBT people? Your vote will ask how the Company may defend LGBT employees and their families against discrimination and harassment… Learn more
Should Exxon produce an annual report explaining how the company's finances will be affected by global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement? Learn more
Some Upcoming & Proposed Votes
Should Cardinal Health adopt a policy so that, to the extent feasible, the Chairman of the Board shall be an independent director who has not previously served as an executive at the company? Learn more
Should Starbucks issue a report to shareholders fulfilling its environmental leadership commitments by scaling up efforts through a comprehensive policy on sustainable packaging. Learn more
Should Tyson Foods adopt and implement a water stewardship policy designed to reduce risks of water contamination at: Tyson-owned facilities; facilities under contract to Tyson; and Tyson’s feed suppliers. Learn more
Should the the Board of Directors take steps to make the Board’s Executive Committee diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender? Learn more
Should shareholders be able to authorize an action at a shareholder meeting by means of written consent, rather than be required to hold separate meetings? This proposal won majority shareholder support at 13 major companies in a single year, including Allstate and Sprint. Hundreds of major companies enable shareholder action by written consent. Learn more
Shareholder Activism in Your Pocket
Launch a complete investment portfolio, tailor to your values, vote proxies with a swipe, monitor your impacts, and much more. Better investing is in the palm of your hand.
Do I need to own shares to vote?
Yes. You need to own shares of the company as of the date the vote was announced. By signing up with OpenInvest now, you will be ready to vote in some of the extremely important upcoming votes.
Do I need to be an OpenInvest customer?
Yes. OpenInvest is the only investment advisor in the world that offers the ability to swipe your vote in shareholder resolutions.
Do I need the app to vote?
As of now, OpenInvest only offers this feature on its new iPhone app. In the coming weeks, we will make it available for Androids and desktop.
Interested in partnering or using these features?
OpenInvest services world-class institutional investors and powers financial advisors. Furthermore, we intend to offer our patent pending proxy voting mobile feature as a 3rd party plug in/app. If any of these services interest you, please fill out the form and our team will follow-up shortly.