Shareholder engagement, voting tactics on climate-related issues soared in 2021 according to an Institutional Shareholder Services report.
KKR selected Kerryann Benjamin as chief diversity officer and head of talent management.
New rules may force hundreds of Nasdaq-listed companies to add diverse directors for the first time or explain why they haven't.
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.
A majority of Phillips 66 shareholders approved a resolution calling for emission-reduction targets, but a similar bid at BP failed.
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.
A group of investors with more than $29 billion in assets wants U.K. companies to provide guaranteed minimum working hours for employees.
As You Sow released scorecards to help investors assess S&P 500 companies' efforts on racial justice and workplace equity disclosure.
CEO pay continued to increase in 2021, but so did shareholder opposition to excessive compensation, according to a report.
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.
New York State Common withrew a shareholder proposal challenging diversity efforts at McDonald's after the fast-food chain proposed changes.
More institutional investors are asking companies to reconsider political spending in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
Corporate boards face mounting pressure to be more diverse as investors focus on long-term value and risk management.