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The Noyes Foundation partners with the following organizations:

CERES

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. It mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

confluenceConfluence Philanthropy

Confluence Philanthropy is a non-profit network of over 175 private, public, and community foundations. It builds capacity and provides technical assistance to enhance the ability of foundations to align the management of assets with organizational mission to promote environmental sustainability and social justice. Confluence is a recognized affinity group of the Council on Foundations.  

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Through the lens of faith, ICCR builds a more just and sustainable world by integrating social values into investor actions. ICCR members harness their power as shareholders in the world’s largest and most influential corporations to promote corporate practices that ensure long term business growth while measurably improving environmental and social impacts. From mitigating the environmental and social impacts of the extractives industry to calling for greater access and affordability of health care services to advocating for supply chain accountability that eradicates the specter of human rights violations, ICCR has had an enduring record of influence and is a widely respected voice for social justice.

missionMission Investor Exchange

Mission Investors Exchange is where philanthropic innovators exchange ideas, tools, and experiences to increase the impact of their capital. It was launched in May 2012 as the culmination of the integration of PRI Makers Network and More For Mission. Mission Investors Exchange members include more than 200 foundations and mission investing organizations. It is to go-to place for foundations who are interested in mission investing, both program-related and mission-related investing.

sifUS SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Formerly the Social Investment Forum, US SIF is a membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Its vision is a world in which investment capital helps build a sustainable and equitable economy. 

Other Resources

The Proxy Preview 2014 report covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving the majority of the activity.

Shareholder demand for more transparency of corporate political spending account for almost a third of the resolutions filed. Proposals related to climate change and energy account for about another 40%. Human rights and diversity in the workplace make up much of the rest. Proxy Preview provides analysis and expert insight to help you navigate the issues and successfully vote your shares.

Download your copy of Proxy Preview 2014 for:

  • A summary of the record-breaking 417 resolutions filed this year and re-cap of the 2013 proxy season
  • In-depth analysis of the resolutions by co-author Heidi Welsh (Sustainable Investments Institute)
  • Background and resources on shareholder proposals and advocacy by co-author Michael Passoff (Proxy Impact)
  • A user-friendly index of all companies facing social and environmental proposals this season
  • Insights on key proposals and proxy voting from U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Darla Stuckey (Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals), Jonathan A. Scott (Singing Field Foundation), As You Sow, Ceres, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Center for Political Accountability, Office of the New York State Comptroller, Trillium Asset Management, Calvert Investments, AFSCME, and more