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.
Some Upcoming & Proposed Votes
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 FedEx report its lobbying expenses, and its decision making processes for those allocations? Learn more
Should Kroger report on the environmental impacts of continuing to use unrecyclable packaging? Learn more
Should McKesson report their lobbying expenses & decision making processes? 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 adviser 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.