Policy Letters & Statements

2016
US SIF Joint Report on SEC Disclosure 09/2016
CII Letter to Senate Banking on Proxy Advisory Firms 09/2016
US SIF Comment Letter on Regulation S-K Disclosure 07/2016
US SIF Letter to SEC on 1504
 
rulemaking 03/2016

2015

Investor Statement on Conflict Minerals Ruling 09/2015
US SIF Comments on President Obama's Release of the Final Clean Power Plan
 08/2015
US SIF Letter to the SEC on Staff Review of Rule 14a-8(i)(9)
 07/2015
Investor Letter to the SEC on Staff Review of Rule 14a-8(i)(9) 07/2015

 

2014
US SIF Letter to the EPA on the Carbon Pollution Rule for Existing Power Plants 12/2014
US SIF Letter to SEC on Disclosure Effectiveness Review 09/2014
Letter to Keith Higgins, Director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, regarding the  stakeholder meeting on Rule 14a-8 08/2014
US SIF Statement on HR 5016 07/2014
Letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White and Director Keith Higgins regarding Disclosure Effectiveness Review 07/2014
Multi-stakeholder Group Letter to Special Envoy Feingold 05/2014
Investor Letter to the SEC Regarding the Shareholder Proposal Process 05/2014
Investor Letter on Federal Court Decision Denying Suspension of Conflict Mineral Reporting Rule 05/2014
Investor Statement on Conflict Mineral Court Ruling 04/2014
US SIF Submission on the Proposed SEC 2014-2018 Draft Strategic Plan 03/2014
Investor Letter to the SEC in support of political spending disclosure rule  01/2014


2013
US SIF Comment Letter to the SEC on Proposed Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule 12/2013
Investor Letter in support of EPA's proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for new power plants 09/2013 
Investor Statement to SEC regarding API vs. SEC
08/2013

US SIF Submission to the IIRC on the Consultation Draft of the Integrated Reporting Framework 07/2013 
Multi-stakeholder Group Letter to the European Commission regarding conflict minerals 06/2013
US SIF Statement on President Obama's plan to address Climate Change 06/2013
US SIF letter regarding SEC Commissioner appointments 05/2013
Investor Statement on Bangladesh 05/2013
Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White on Executive Pay Provisions of Dodd-Frank 04/2013
US SIF letter of support for HR 1278 04/2013
Corporate Reform Coalition press release on corporate political contributions 04/2013
US SIF Statement on Fossil Fuels and Sustainable and Responsible Investment 03/2013
US SIF Statement on Shareholder Resolutions and Corporate Responsibility 03/2013

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2012
US SIF Letter to SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro 2/2012
Investor Letter to SEC on lawsuit challenging conflict minerals rule 11/2012
Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) Letter on lawsuit challenging conflict minerals rule 11/2012
US SIF Letter to the SEC Investor Advisory Committee  09/2012
Investor Statement on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 08/2012
US SIF Letter to the Editor regarding Wall Street Journal article, "The SEC Does Dodd-Frank"  08/2012
Multi-Stakeholder Statement on SEC rule on section 1502 of Dodd-Frank 08/2012
US SIF Letter to the Editor regarding Washington Times editorial 08/2012
US SIF Comment Letter to EPA on Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants 06/2012
US SIF Letter to the Editor regarding Washington Post piece, "More shareholders call on companies to disclose their political spending" 05/2012
Letter to Senators on Investor Protections in the JOBS Act 03/2012
Letter to Republican Leadership re: Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act (HR 2759) 01/2012

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2011
US SIF Letter to the Editor regarding WSJ piece, "Shutting Up Business"  12/2011
Comment letter to Senators on the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB  12/2011
US SIF comment letter to the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC)  11/2011
Comment Letter to SEC on Conflict Minerals 11/2011
Comment Letter to SEC on Corporate Political Spending 11/2011
US SIF Comment Letter to EPA on Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Rule 08/2011
US SIF Comment Letter to the SEC on Pay Disparity 04/2011
US SIF Comment Letter on SEC Draft Rule on Conflict Minerals Disclosure  03/2011
US SIF Comment Letter on SEC Draft Rule on Extraction Issuer Payments to Governments  03/2011
US SIF Comment Letter on SEC Draft Rule on Mine Safety Disclosure 01/2011

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2010
US SIF and Calvert Investments Letter to SEC on 1504 Rulemaking Process  11/2010
US SIF Comments to the SEC on the U.S. Proxy System  10/2010
US SIF Response to Chamber and Roundtable Suit  09/2010
US SIF Letter to the SEC on Proxy Access  08/2010
US SIF Letter to House-Senate Conference Committee on Priority Financial Reform Issues  06/2010
US SIF Letter to the Senate on Financial Reform Bill  04/2010
Lisa Woll and Joe Keefe Op Ed in Huffington Post on Financial Reform  04/2010
US SIF Letter to Senate Banking Committee on Financial Reform 02/2010
US SIF Letter to Congress on Financial Reform 02/2010

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2009
US SIF Letter to the SEC on ESG Disclosure  07/2009
US SIF Letter to SEC on Proxy Disclosure and Solicitation Enhancements 09/2009

US SIF Letter on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 08/2009
US SIF Letter to SEC on Proxy Access 08/2009
US SIF Letter to SEC on ESG Disclosure 07/2009
US SIF Comment on the U.S. EPA 's Proposed Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of GHG 06/2009
US SIF article on ESG Disclsoure in Environmental Finance 02/2009 

Sign-on Letter to Establish an Office for Innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility 01/2009

2007
US SIF Letter on SEC releases dealing with the shareholder resolution process and access to the proxy  09/2007