Elaine Wells is a shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and in 2017 submitted a shareholder proposal specifically targeting its insurance division. Wells’ resolution claimed that climate change has the potential to affect the insurance industry, and that Berkshire Hathaway ought to investigate, analyze, and report these effects to shareholders. The resolution was omitted from Berkshire Hathaway’s proxy vote. 1
- “Report on Climate Change Financial Risks (BRK.A, 2017 Resolution).” Ceres, 2016. Accessed December 1, 2019. https://engagements.ceres.org/ceres_engagementdetailpage?recID=a0l12000005P7xVAAS.