Beyond Boycotting and Divestment
Our shareholder advocacy strategy reinforces our investment thesis, which is based on the conviction that politically active companies negatively impact their shareholder returns, as well as support issues and causes which conflict with our conservative political ideals, beliefs and values.
We strongly believe the economic tool of denying companies capital is a powerful and immediate impetus for management to focus on business. ACVF refuses to invest in the companies most at risk to the “woke liberal agenda” and what we believe is a wasteful misallocation of investors’ capital.
Beyond excluding the companies perceived to be most hostile to conservative values from ACVF’s portfolio “The Worst of the Worst”. Our belief is that shareholder advocacy can positively impact the long term corporate performance of the companies we do own.
ACVF’s shareholder proposals seek to targets corporate initiatives that appear to prioritize activities beyond the interests of the shareholders. Our goal is to limit the financial impact of political speech by executives as well as rolling back corporate initiatives that push environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies.
Both formally through governance and informally through outreach, ACVF seeks to combine its advocacy efforts with other institutional shareholders and groups that share our politically conservative views.
ACVF’s priority is shareholder returns and to provide an investment alternative for politically conservative investors. Simply put, ACVF seeks to boycott as many companies hostile to conservative values as possible without sacrificing performance.
ACVF’s proxy voting takes a strict approach that seeks good governance and maximizing shareholder returns. We look negatively at proposals that subordinate this focus to political agendas. Generally speaking we vote against shareholder proposals (which historically have been ESG biased).
"Aligned advocacy GROUPS**"
that share our politically conservative views
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