Shareholder Activism

In 2000, NorthStar filed its first shareholder resolution, and now activism is an integral part of the social investment process at our company. We regularly strategize about which social problem we want to target and which company in our clients’ portfolios would be the best place to bring our perspective forward. We analyze all the data we can get our hands on and make groundbreaking connections between social, ecological, and political issues and company behavior.

We consider it a fiduciary duty to engage with the companies in which we invest to improve the company’s standing on such issues as human rights, the environment, diversity, employee relations, immigration, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.

Review our more detailed Creating Change page to see historical topics we have engaged on, as well as our proxy voting guidelines and annual proxy voting report (usually published each summer).