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 Monsanto have a human rights committee oversee their company policies and decisions? Learn more
Should Disney report its payments to lobbying groups, and the decision making process for those allocations? Learn more
Should Apple 1) have a human rights committee oversee their company policies and decisions and 2) give shareholders more rights with regard to their board of directors? Learn more
Should Applied Materials release the results of its annual gender and ethnicity report? 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.