WASHINGTON Charles Schwab, Goldman Sachs, Bridgeway, TIAA-CREF and Lazard were named as leading supporters among mutual fund companies of corporate climate-change shareholder proposals, according to an analysis by Ceres of 2007 proxy voting records for mutual funds. Schwab supported 10 of 18 climate-change proposals; Goldman Sachs, 23 of 47; Bridgeway, 12 of 26; TIAA-CREF, 32 of 77; and Lazard, seven of 18.Identified in the report as mutual fund companies most opposed to climate change proposals are ING funds, voting against 283 proposals; Morgan Stanley, 106; Wells Fargo, 60; MFS, 55; Federated, 50; and Van Kampen, 44. Wells Fargo voted in favor of one proposal and MFS four, while ING, Morgan Stanley, Federated and Van Kampen didnt vote in support of any proposal. Ameriprise/AXP and Fidelity ranked highest in abstentions with 93 and 92, respectively. Ameriprise/AXP also voted against eight proposals and Fidelity, 10. Neither company supported any of the proposals. Overall, opposition to climate-change proposals by mutual fund companies studied fell to 65.1% in 2007 from 77.8% in 2004, the report found. But we didnt see an increase in support for the proposals over the four years, Jackie Cook, an author of the report, said in an interview. We saw an increase in abstentions, to 24.4% from 11.9% in the same four-year period. The rise in abstentions could indicate that a change in proxy-voting policy is under consideration, Ms. Cook said.