Corporate governance

South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission nearing end of governance overhaul

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The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission has made almost all of the significant changes recommended by a 2014 report.
Mylan shareholders reject executive pay package; all board nominees approved

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Mylan's 2016 executive pay program was rejected by a majority of shareholders at the company's annual meeting.
Institutional investors urge EU energy ministers to adopt decarbonization measures

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Institutional investors and money managers ask European Union energy ministers to adopt a framework that includes a long-term decarbonization goal.
Enhancing your institution's governance model

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To excel, endowment stewards must be as attentive to potential land mines in governance as they are to those in global markets.
ISS acquires South Pole Group's investment climate data advisory division

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Institutional Shareholder Services acquired the investment climate data advisory division of South Pole Group in a move that reinforces its responsible investing tools and services.
Alexa, order coconut water and kale

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Shares of U.S. grocery chains spoiled on the shelf Thursday and into Friday’s open after Kroger announced that it was raising wages and cutting prices.
Japan's GPIF calls on external managers to disclose proxy shareholder votes

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Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is calling on its external managers to disclose the details of the proxy shareholder votes they exercise on behalf of the pension fund.
Netflix shareholders approve proposals on proxy access, annual director elections

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Shareholder proposals calling for proxy access and annual director elections were supported by a majority of Netflix shareholders at its annual meeting.
CEOs join initiative to improve workplace diversity

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More than 150 CEOs have signed onto an agreement to further workplace diversity and inclusion.
Tesla shareholders defeat proposal seeking annual elections for directors

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A shareholder proposal calling for annual director elections was defeated at Tesla Inc.'s annual meeting.
Investors move to limit impact of climate change on their portfolios

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The effects of fossil-fuel prices on portfolios look set to diminish as investors look to make their portfolios resilient to climate change risks.
Proxy access, independent chairman proposals defeated at Wal-Mart's annual meeting

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Shareholder proposals on proxy access and an independent board chairman were defeated at Wal-Mart's annual meeting, despite support from large pension funds.
Shareholders defeat environment-related proposals at Chevron annual meeting

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Two environment-related proposals were defeated at Chevron Corp.'s annual meeting Wednesday, despite support from several large pension funds.
Exxon Mobil shareholders overwhelmingly pass climate change risk disclosure proposal

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Exxon Mobil shareholders voted in favor of a climate change risk disclosure proposal at the company's annual meeting Wednesday.
Pension funds team up to oppose 6 Mylan directors, executive compensation

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Four large pension funds have asked shareholders of the drug company Mylan NV to vote against six directors, including the company's chairman.