Fidelity International warned it will vote against management at companies that take insufficient action to combat climate change.
CalPERS witnessed more collaboration among asset owners on proxy proposals, with the exception of ones about executive compensation.
The Midwest Investors Diversity Initiative had a fruitful proxy season engaging with companies to increase board diversity in the Midwest.
Investor demand for companies to commit to diversity, equity and inclusion was a highlight of the 2021 proxy season.
Japan is making progress in improving corporate governance, but tokenism and overboarding are creeping up as companies meet new standards.
Improvements to Japanese corporate governance have been noticeable over recent years, but more work is needed.
Voter suppression and other election threats are capturing the attention of shareholder advocates — including institutional investors.
Fidelity called on Japanese companies it holds shares in to achieve 30% female representation for boards, management and workforces by 2030.
Theresa Whitmarsh joined IFM Investors' board because of her admiration for IFM's ownership structure and Australia's retirement system.
AMG and Friess Associates reached an agreement resolving a proxy battle over subadviser changes in two AMG mutual funds.
The three largest U.S. pension funds are backing a bid by hedge fund firm Engine No. 1 to replace board directors at Exxon Mobil.
NBIM will vote against the re-election of Credit Suisse's risk committee in reaction to the Greensill and Archegos scandals.
Friess Associates' 401(k) plan is urging shareholders of two AMG mutual funds to reject the termination of Friess as a subadviser.
Data show the most diverse group of employees hold lower-level roles in money management firms, while those at the top are less diverse.
BlackRock plans to undergo a review of how its diversity, equity and inclusion policies impact stakeholders.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Alberta Investment Management Corp. sold their stakes in Glass Lewis, a governance solutions provider.
As You Sow released scorecards to help investors assess S&P 500 companies' efforts on racial justice and workplace equity disclosure.
New York State Common withrew a shareholder proposal challenging diversity efforts at McDonald's after the fast-food chain proposed changes.
Apollo Global named former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton as lead independent director, after a probe into the firm's links to Jeffrey Epstein.
Five large money managers are being asked to disclose political contributions following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Corporate boards face mounting pressure to be more diverse as investors focus on long-term value and risk management.
Workforce and board diversity are among the top engagement priorities for investors in the 2021 proxy season.
New York State Common Retirement Fund filed a shareholder resolution with Tyson asking the company to eliminate its dual-share stock policy.
For years Wall Street sprinkled money across U.S. politics to make and keep friends in Washington. Now, it's rethinking the consequences.
The 2021 proxy season for ESG issues promises new shareholder tactics and priorities.