Shareholder Resolutions 2021

TOPIC SUBJECT RESOLUTION COMPANY MEETING DATE NILGOSC VOTE RATIONALE
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentElectronic Arts Inc06 August 2020ForIn line with best practice.  Enactment of the proposal would improve shareholders’ rights.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request that the Board reports to shareholders on efforts to eliminate deforestationProcter & Gamble Co13 October 2020ForCurrent disclosure on the subject could be improved.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request that the Board reports to shareholders on diversityProcter & Gamble Co13 October 2020ForImproving the quality of disclosure may improve transparency regarding Company actions.
SustainabilityOther ESGProposal for an assessment of the viability of producing a country-by-country tax reportColoplast AS03 December 2020ForIn line with the Global Reporting Initiative’s standards. The Coloplast board recommended shareholders support the proposal.
BoardBoard CompositionTo request that the Board establish a policy of the Chairman being an independent directorWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc28 January 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityOther ESGTo request the Board to report on how health risks from COVID-19 impact the Company’s tobacco sales decision-makingWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc28 January 2021ForProposal is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
Corporate ActionsOther Corporate ActionTo request the plan for changed ownershipNovo Nordisk AS25 March 2021AgainstNILGOSC supported the board’s recommendation to vote against the proposal.
Shareholder RightsOther Articles of AssociationTo request that the Articles be amended in relation to shareholders’ rights to participation during the virtual meetingDeutsche Telekom AG01 April 2021AgainstNILGOSC supported management recommendation
BoardBoard CompositionTo adopt as policy, and amend the Bylaws as necessary, to require that the Chairman of the Board shall be an independent directorPfizer Inc22 April 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilitySustainability ReportingTo request the Board to publish an annual political spending reportPfizer Inc22 April 2021AgainstCurrent disclosure is considered to be sufficient
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board to report on Access to COVID-19 ProductsPfizer Inc22 April 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure could be improved. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentBorgwarner Inc28 April 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentAT&T Inc30 April 2021ForThis proposal is considered to be in the best interests of shareholders.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request the Board publish an annual assessment on climate-related risks and opportunitiesBerkshire Hathaway Inc01 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Proposal aligns with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board annually publish diversity and inclusion reportsBerkshire Hathaway Inc01 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
BoardBoard CompositionTo adopt a policy, and amend the Bylaws as necessary, to require that the Chairman of the Board shall be an independent directorBristol-Myers Squibb Co04 May 2021ForThe proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentBristol-Myers Squibb Co04 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
Shareholder RightsGeneral Meeting ProceduresTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that a lower threshold of 10% is required for shareholders to call a special shareholder meetingBristol-Myers Squibb Co04 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
SustainabilityPolitical ActivityTo request the Board to prepare a report to shareholders on the Company’s political spendingOmnicom Group Inc04 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
BoardBoard CompositionTo adopt as policy, and amend the Bylaws as necessary, to require that the Chairman of the Board shall be an independent directorGilead Sciences Inc12 May 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentVerizon Communications Inc13 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
RemunerationRemuneration – Policy (Long-term Incentives)To request the Board to amend the Clawback PolicyVerizon Communications Inc13 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
RemunerationRemuneration – OtherTo request the Board to approve Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity AwardsVerizon Communications Inc13 May 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy. Concerns are held in relation to current remuneration policy.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentMosaic Company; The20 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentMerck & Co Inc25 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board to report on access to COVID-19 productsMerck & Co Inc25 May 2021ForIncreased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to provide a report on customer due diligenceAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
BoardBoard CompositionTo request that the Board establish a policy of the Chairman being an independent directorAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to provide a report on gender/racial payAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to provide a report on promotion dataAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request the Board to provide a report on packaging materialsAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to provide a diversity and equity audit reportAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
BoardOther Board/Director relatedTo request the Board to provide an alternative director candidate policyAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
Corporate ActionsCompany Purpose & StrategyTo request the Board to provide a report on competition strategy and riskAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent disclosure is considered to be inadequate.
Shareholder RightsGeneral Meeting ProceduresTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that a lower threshold is required for shareholders to call a special shareholder meetingAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would significantly improve shareholder rights.
SustainabilityPolitical ActivityTo request the Board to prepare a report to shareholders on lobbyingAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to provide a report on customer use of certain technologiesAmazon.com Inc26 May 2021ForIncreased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
Shareholder RightsGeneral Meeting ProceduresTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may call a special shareholder meetingDollar General Corp26 May 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would significantly improve shareholder rights.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request that the Board remove dual class capital structureFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForThe proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
BoardBoard CompositionTo request that the board adopt as policy, and amend the Bylaws, so as to require that the Chairman of the Board shall be an independent directorFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForThe proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to prepare a report assessing the risk of increased child exploitationFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board to nominate at least one candidate who is a human/civil rights expert on boardFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForProposal aligns with company’s current approach
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board to prepare a report on platform misuseFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
Corporate ActionsCompany Purpose & StrategyTo request the Board to amend our certificate of incorporation to become a public benefit corporationFacebook Inc26 May 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to amend the rules regarding equal shareholder votingAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForProposal aligns with NILGOSC policy on equal shareholder voting rights
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request that the Board appoints a human rights and/or civil rights expert to the boardAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForProposal aligns with company’s current approach
RemunerationRemuneration – OtherTo request the Board provides a report on sustainability metricsAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForProposal aligns with NILGOSC policy on consideration of ESG issues in incentive pay practices.
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board provides a report on takedown requestsAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForIncreased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board provides a report on whistleblower policies and practicesAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForCurrent disclosure contains limited detail.  The proposal is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityCharitable EngagementTo request the Board provides a report on charitable contributionsAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForCurrent disclosure is considered to be inadequate.
SustainabilityEthical Business PracticesTo request the Board provides a report on risks related to anticompetitive practicesAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForCurrent disclosure is considered to be inadequate.
Corporate ActionsCompany Purpose & StrategyTo request the Board make a transition to a public benefit corporationAlphabet Inc02 June 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request that the Board issue a report on Refrigerants released from operationsWalmart Inc02 June 2021ForCurrent disclosure on the subject is considered to be inadequate.
SustainabilityPolitical ActivityTo request the Board to prepare a report to shareholders on lobbyingWalmart Inc02 June 2021ForIncreased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to prepare a report on Racial Justice Goals and Starting WagesWalmart Inc02 June 2021ForIncreased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to create a pandemic workforce advisory councilWalmart Inc02 June 2021ForImprovement in the Company’s management structure during hard and unexpected times of the pandemic may act as a beneficial practice.
Corporate ActionsCompany Purpose & StrategyTo request the Board to report on Statement of the Purpose of a CorporationWalmart Inc02 June 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityHuman Rights & WorkforceTo request the Board to conduct an independent investigation to report on the risks posed by failing to prevent sexual harassmentComcast Corp02 June 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate.
Shareholder RightsShareholder RightsTo request the Board to take the steps necessary to amend the Bylaws so that shareholders may act by written consentBooking Holdings Inc03 June 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request the Board to issue a climate transition reportBooking Holdings Inc03 June 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate, and Climate related disclosure could be improved by being timelier.
SustainabilityEnvironmental PracticesTo request the Board to provide an annual investor advisory vote on climate planBooking Holdings Inc03 June 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate; proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
SustainabilityPolitical ActivityTo recommend that the Company provides a report regarding corporate funds used to participate in the campaign of any candidate for public officeNetflix Inc03 June 2021ForCurrent sustainability disclosure is considered to be inadequate. Increased transparency is considered to be in shareholders’ best interests.
Shareholder RightsGeneral Meeting ProceduresTo request that the Board introduce the replacement of supermajority voting provisions with the simple majority standardNetflix Inc03 June 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
RemunerationRemuneration – OtherTo request that the company improve the executive compensation philosophy to include CEO pay ratio and other factorsNetflix Inc03 June 2021ForConcerns are held in relation to current remuneration policy. Proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
Shareholder RightsGeneral Meeting ProceduresTo request the Board to amend the governing documents to remove the supermajority voting provisionsCitrix Systems Inc04 June 2021ForThe proposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
BoardElection RulesTo request the Board to take the necessary steps to enable shareholders to combine their shares for the purpose of enabling shareholder proxy accessTarget Corp Inc09 June 2021ForThe proposal, if enacted, would improve shareholder rights.
Corporate ActionsCompany Purpose & StrategyTo request that the Board take steps necessary to transition to a Public Benefit CorporationSalesforce.Com Inc10 June 2021ForProposal is aligned with NILGOSC policy.
BoardDirectors – RemoveTo remove as a director of the Company, Naoki ShibutaniNippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp24 June 2021AgainstNILGOSC supported management recommendation