Zevin Asset Management strives to vote the proxies of all domestic and international holdings on behalf of those clients who have given their permission to do so. Zevin generally votes client proxies according to its guidelines, but exceptions occur as it is not possible to anticipate each and every resolution. All voting decisions are intended to meet Zevin’s fiduciary obligations to itsclients, which include support for high standards of corporate governance as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Voting for most clients is undertaken by the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (http://tricri.org) using the guidelines below and the results are reviewed on an annual basis. Voting results are available upon request.