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.
Only one major company went public last year with an all-male board, a sign that corporate America is yielding to calls to boost diversity.
Corporate boards face mounting pressure to be more diverse as investors focus on long-term value and risk management.
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.
Money managers in Europe have been ramping up stewardship processes, but investors still see room for improvement.
An investor initiative led by Illinois' treasurer called on Russell 3000 companies to disclose their boards' racial, ethnic and gender data.
CalPERS for the first time voted against compensation committee members for say-on-pay plans.
The SEC voted to raise the thresholds for filing shareholder proposals, much to the dismay of the investor community.
Dawid Konotey-Ahulu is optimistic that the U.K. investment industry is facing up to the fact that it needs to address racial injustice.
The racial wealth gap must first be tackled to address a retirement savings crisis and its disproportionate impact on communities of color.
CtW urged Lyft shareholders to oppose the re-election of co-founder Logan Green in protest over the company's dual-class share structure.
New York City Retirement Systems negotiated agreements with five companies on identifying and eliminating gender discrimination.
BlackRock released its investment stewardship priorities for 2020, along with key performance indicators for tracking companies' progress.
Investors in Amazon.com have filed at least 14 shareholder resolutions on numerous ESG issues ahead of the company's annual meeting in May.
National Pension Service may be set to make its voice heard at dozens of companies including such giants as Samsung Electronics Co.
Codes of conduct and other strategies may help boards promote collegiality and avoid dysfunction
A group of institutional investors has renewed its call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give up his position as board chairman.
Only 40% of public companies think proxy firms carefully researched all relevant aspects of an issue on which they provided advice in 2019.
New York City Retirement Systems filed proposals with three big utilities advocating the selection of an independent director as chairman.