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.
Improvements to Japanese corporate governance have been noticeable over recent years, but more work is needed.
Japan is making progress in improving corporate governance, but tokenism and overboarding are creeping up as companies meet new standards.
Voter suppression and other election threats are capturing the attention of shareholder advocates — including institutional investors.
Fidelity called on Japanese companies it holds shares in to achieve 30% female representation for boards, management and workforces by 2030.
Theresa Whitmarsh joined IFM Investors' board because of her admiration for IFM's ownership structure and Australia's retirement system.
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.
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.
Apollo Global named former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton as lead independent director, after a probe into the firm's links to Jeffrey Epstein.
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.