The Watson Library now subscribes to the shareholder proposals section of RiskMetrics via WRDS This adds to our current RiskMetrics subscription to the governance and directors modules. RiskMetrics was previously knows as IRRC.
The shareholder proposals module (governance and social responsibility) contains data from 1997 through 2007. The dataset includes proposals that came to a vote as well as those that did not (e.g., because they were withdrawn by the proponent or allowed to be omitted from the proxy by the SEC). Variables include the lead filer of the proposal, the meeting date, and outcome; some fields are not complete every year for every company, but the vast majority of meeting dates are present.
If you have a WRDS account you may log in to WRDS at http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu
If you do not have a WRDS account you may request one at: http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/wrdsauth/account_req.shtml