As You Sow released scorecards to help investors assess S&P 500 companies' efforts on racial justice and workplace equity disclosure.
Diversity and inclusion, climate change, executive pay, SPACs and shareholder activism are expected to be top governance issues in 2021.
New York State Common Retirement Fund will expand its insistence on corporate board diversity for all S&P 500 companies in which it invests.
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.
FirstEnergy will disclose political spending and lobbying activity, after reaching an agreement with New York State Common Retirement Fund.
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.
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.
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.
Public retirement plans called on BlackRock to reform its own corporate practices to match those it sets out for other companies.
New York State Common Retirement Fund filed a shareholder resolution with Tyson asking the company to eliminate its dual-share stock policy.
Investors called on major social media companies to address the "urgent threat" of violence leading up to the presidential inauguration.
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.
New York's state and city comptrollers issued proposals to companies they believe should do better against racial bias or gender parity.
Almost two-thirds of trustees say trustee boards should be more diverse, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants 24 companies to disclose the composition of their workforces by race, ethnicity and gender.
Starbucks named Mellody Hobson to lead its board as chairwoman, making her one of the highest-profile Black directors in corporate America.
The U.K. government has set up a task force to develop improvements to voting processes in pooled funds.
Money managers in Europe have been ramping up stewardship processes, but investors still see room for improvement.
French money managers want the country's largest listed companies to improve board diversity by 2025.