Ernst & Young is predicting another record season for shareholder resolutions related to environmental and social issues as many public companies prepare for their annual meetings.
There were a record number of such resolutions in 2011 -- these issues made up 40 percent of all shareholder resolutions considered, and that's not counting the proposals that were withdrawn after corporate boards and managers resolved some of these issues privately or behind closed doors.
In its latest report on this issue, "Leading corporate sustainability issues in the 2012 proxy season," Ernst & Young identifies five themes that are likely to headline many of the anticipated proposals.
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