Adasina Proxy Voting Guidelines
In alignment with Adasina's Social Justice Investment Criteria, Adasina has the below proxy voting guidelines:
Adasina supports racial justice and aims to uproot systems that reinforce, perpetuate, and exacerbate racial inequities. Adasina thus votes to oppose policies that permit involvement in the ownership, operation, management, and service of prisons and immigrant detention centers; provide or facilitate money bail services, participate in citizen and immigrant surveillance; operate for-profit colleges; become involved in state violence and human rights violations as a result of military occupations. Adasina also votes to support indigenous peoples’ rights and for the implementation of diversity policies or programs to increase workforce diversity.
Adasina supports gender justice and aims to ensure safe and fair opportunities for all people, regardless of their gender identity. Adasina thus generally votes to oppose corporate policies and practices that restrict reproductive rights, enable serial sexual harassment, or do not support gender representation in leadership. Adasina votes to support policies and practices that offer equal and fair employment opportunities to women and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Adasina supports economic justice and aims to create a fair and equitable financial future for all people and communities. Adasina thus votes to oppose excessive executive wages, paying subminimum wages to employees, and predatory financial products and services. Adasina votes to support policies and practices that ensure the elimination of forced labor and child labor in supply chains and generally improve working conditions for employees.
Adasina supports climate justice and aims to advance the goals of environmental sustainability in partnership with social justice movements. Adasina thus votes to oppose policies that permit involvement in fossil fuel production, refining, and extraction; funding of the fossil fuel industry; mining; and the most harmful aspects of extractive agriculture. Adasina also votes to oppose corporate policies and practices that result in excessive energy usage; deforestation; excessive carbon emissions; ineffective waste management; or significant air pollution or other environmental hazards, which Adasina has determined disproportionately impact poor communities and people of color.
Adasina is aligned with movements for social justice and takes direction from a variety of causes to advance social equity. Adasina thus votes to oppose corporate policies and practices that result in poor animal welfare; the production or sale of fur and leather products; non-medical animal testing. Adasina also votes to oppose policies that permit involvement in the production or distribution of tobacco products and the production of other products with a substantially negative social impact, including the manufacture or sale of weapons or firearms. Adasina generally votes for more stringent accounting, management, corporate and customer data and security, and other high oversight governance practices.