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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corporate boards face mounting pressure to be more diverse as investors focus on long-term value and risk management.
The 2021 proxy season for ESG issues promises new shareholder tactics and priorities.
An investor initiative led by Illinois' treasurer called on Russell 3000 companies to disclose their boards' racial, ethnic and gender data.