So today I got a leaflet and some paperwork for r a Fidelity fund which I ended up with some cash in from Red Hat stock stuff years ago.
It's the usual proposals to re-elect trustees along with a slightly less usual and rather sensible proposal on the vote which reads
"For the fund, a shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Trustees institute procedures to prevent holding investments in companies that, in the management's judgement, substantially contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity"
Which is about as meek and mild manner a "don't fund mass murder" proposal as I can imagine.
Fidelity's trustees for the fund recommend a vote against that - because "the proposal would limit investments by the Fund that would be lawful under the laws of the United States"
Apparently if you are a banker, funding genocide is just fine, unless there is a rule against it - although from Appendix B it does look like they get paid a lot to salve their poor consciences.
I wonder if Red Hat still use Fidelity, and if they really want to be indirect funders of such things.