Stake: Why and How?
Be a more engaged citizen: As a shareowner, you have the power to influence the companies you invest in. Use Stake to activate that power, and use your shareowner voice to encourage companies to improve their impact on the issues you care about.
How: Stake makes impact easy. When you log in, 1) go to Your Boardroom, 2) filter by issues you care about, and 3) select Asks to support! When you click support, we record how many shares you own in the target company, increasing the power of the Ask.
Impact On-Demand: With Stake, you can use your shareowner voice to support any issue at any time. Tell your company to respond to newly uncovered human rights violations, or clean up an oil spill. Just log on to Stake and support your values. And if you don't see an issue you care about, you can create an Ask and build support of other shareowners through Stake.
What about Proxy Voting?: Do it! Companies already listen to their shareholders through once-a-year proxy votes. Unfortunately, under 30% of people vote. Stake makes it easier for you to vote by letting you know which Asks you can also vote on.
What we're not: Don't worry. We are not an investment platform. You aren't buying anything or committing to anything when you support an Ask. You're simply supporting a particular issue, and letting the target company know that you are a shareowner and you matter.