I have a substantial sum of money invested in stocks and mutual funds through a financial advisor, which I expect to eventually donate a significant portion of. As a result, I periodically receive notifications of Shareholder Meetings for various companies informing me of upcoming voting items. They typically include a list of what the Board of Directors recommends I vote for and against.
Does anyone know of any good sources where I can determine how I might best vote in these proxy votes as an EA-minded and generally socially conscious investor? I do not expect the marginal impact of my vote alone to be worth much personal research time, but if someone is already doing the work, it does not cost me much to read their recommendations.
My financial advisor has unfortunately been little help and I have not had much luck on my own (just with naïve googling) in finding any sources who seem to recommend voting any particular way on these things.
Tangentially relevant are previous posts both optimistic and skeptical about the larger topic of Impact Investing. Debates about whether it is more impactful to vote for the profit-maximizing choice and donate the counterfactual excess or to vote for the socially conscious choice directly are welcome, but I feel like I’m stuck even before that phase, since as an unknowledgeable investor I can’t find any sources that would bring me to a level of knowledge to guess which was which.