Diversity and inclusion, climate change, executive pay, SPACs and shareholder activism are expected to be top governance issues in 2021.
Legislation to help struggling multiemployer pension funds is to remain in the COVID-19 relief measure headed for a Senate vote.
The SEC should seek more climate risk disclosure from companies, its likely next chairman told the Senate Banking Committee.
Virginia lawmakers approved legislation creating an automatic enrollment IRA for employees with no access to a workplace retirement plan.
Demands on asset managers to consider ESG issues and be more transparent "has created a chain of scrutiny," according to an upcoming report.
Countries need to step up the pace of addressing climate change in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, a U.N. report finds.
The U.S. and Canada are joining forces to address climate change and reach net zero emissions by 2050.
CEO pay continued to increase in 2021, but so did shareholder opposition to excessive compensation, according to a report.
SEC officials will take a closer look at how public companies discuss approaches to addressing climate change.
Sen. Bob Menendez introduced a bill that would require public companies to disclose diversity data for boards and senior management.
Puerto Rico reached a proposed settlement with bondholders to restructure $18.8 billion in debt, part of an effort to exit from bankruptcy.
Institutional investors launched an initiative aimed at ensuring equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines and other tools.
MSCI and Microsoft are teaming up to give institutional investors a way to harness big data and analyze trends for customized analyses.
FirstEnergy will disclose political spending and lobbying activity, after reaching an agreement with New York State Common Retirement Fund.
Interest in state private-sector retirement programs continues to grow, particularly as states grapple with the economic impact of COVID-19.
The number of institutional investors reporting sustainable and impact related investments has grown 146% since 2016, according to a survey.
A group of financial services members have published a framework for asset managers and others to work toward a low-carbon economy.
The Biden administration officially brought the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement and plans to host a climate summit on Earth Day.
Recent volatile trading in GameStop shares may push lawmakers and regulators to revisit rules on short sale disclosure and order execution.
House Democrats, led by Rep. Bill Pascrell, introduced a new bill to end the carried interest tax treatment for investment fund managers.
ESG investments that outperformed in 2020 are expected to become more appealing in 2021, as the global economy recovers from COVID-19.
Republican senators told the SEC to reject a Nasdaq proposal to require listed companies to disclose corporate board diversity.
More institutional investors are asking companies to reconsider political spending in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a package of COVID-19 relief measures that includes reforms for multiemployer pension funds.