Insightia’s latest report, Corporate Governance in Asia 2023, is out now!
ESG reporting was the talk of the town at the International Corporate Governance Network's conference in Stockholm last week.
Here are six types of shareholder proposals that are set to make waves in the coming season.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, I join Kieran Poole and Antoinette Giblin to discuss our picks for the biggest news stories of the past few weeks.
The world’s largest asset managers are doing “nowhere near enough” to address climate, biodiversity, and human rights risks, according to a scathing report issued by ShareAction this week.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, I join host Kieran Poole to explore Insightia’s tenth annual Shareholder Activism Annual Review.
Following the success of Engine No. 1’s sustainability-fuelled campaign at ExxonMobil in 2021, a surge of budding ESG activists emerged last year.
Shareholder activism is primed for a resurgence, with a 10.6% increase in the number of U.S.-listed companies subjected to new activist campaigns in 2022.
Insightia’s flagship report, The Shareholder Activism Annual Review 2023, is out now!
Elon Musk has made headlines once again, criticizing proxy advisers for their excessive influence over investor voting.
Asia is fast becoming a hotbed for activism, thanks in part due to a surge of domestic activity and investors' blossoming focus on ESG.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, I join host Kieran Poole to discuss the winners of the 2022 Adviser Awards.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, I join host Kieran Poole to explore Insightia's inaugural Executive Compensation 2022 report.
Companies may soon face requests for more stringent cybersecurity reporting, with investors outlining online security as a priority, ahead of the 2023 season.
Excessive CEO pay hikes and one-off performance awards were a major source of investor dissent this proxy season.
Leading fund managers BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) were openly critical of U.S. compensation plans this year, amid concern over unjustified CEO payouts and weak alignment of pay for performance.
Taken from Insightia’s ‘Activism and Voting this Week’ newsletter. With U.S. issuers facing new pay disclosure requirements, one question on everyone’s minds is how investors will respond to the wealth of new information at their disposal. Shareholders have long asked for enhanced disclosure of executive pay, specifically relating to the proportion of realized pay made… Continue reading Voting this Week – December 9, ’22 →
Insightia’s inaugural Executive Compensation special report is out now!
The anti-ESG movement has been dealt a fresh blow, with the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) ruling in favor of fund managers considering ESG risks when making investment decisions.
Strengthening ESG accountability among both issuers and asset managers will be a priority for institutional investors in 2023.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, I join host Kieran Poole to explore the November edition of Insightia Monthly magazine, which explores the latest trends in short campaigns and what makes a company particularly susceptible to activist engagement.
Insightia Monthly's November 2022 edition is hot off the press!
U.K. boards are finding themselves under pressure to report on diversity beyond gender and ethnic considerations.
Investor-led climate initiatives are putting engagement ahead of targets in a bid to maintain their big-tent approaches.
In the latest episode of Beyond the Boardroom, myself and Emmanuelle Palikuca of Alliance Advisers explore the latest trends in investor voting.
Votes against directors, especially ESG committee members responsible for oversight of sustainability, human capital management, and diversity, are on the rise as investors look for new ways to signal discontent.
After lending their support to a record number of ESG shareholder proposals in the 2021 proxy season, BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) turned their attention to directors this year.
With economic instability, a global energy crisis, and an increasingly vocal anti-ESG movement to contend with, the recent proxy season taught investors to expect the unexpected.
Insightia’s Proxy Voting Annual Review 2022 report is out now!
On October 11, the Center for Political Accountability (CPA) expanded its CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, which benchmarks U.S. companies on the accountability of their political spending, beyond the S&P 500 to Russell 1000 companies.
In episode 100 of Beyond the Boardroom, myself and Editor-in-Chief Josh Black join podcast host Kieran Poole to reflect on a century of episodes.
Insightia Monthly’s October 2022 edition is out now!
BlackRock has faced a particularly tough few weeks, with allegations of its fossil fuel boycotting resulting in two U.S. states divesting from the fund giant.
Deforestation is climbing up the ESG agenda and will likely be a priority for investors this coming season.
Technology companies are at risk of significant investor pushback in the coming season, should they fail to strengthen their human rights disclosures.
Insightia Monthly’s September 2022 edition is out now!
The increasingly vocal anti-ESG movement has incurred the wrath of investors, which are now fighting fire with fire.
In episode 94 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join podcast host Kieran Poole to discuss Insightia’s ESG Activism 2022 report.
Taken from Insightia’s ESG Activism 2022 report. Historically, activists have rarely made social considerations major components of their campaigns but this changed in 2022. Diversity and human rights formed part of several high-profile campaigns and won support from institutional investors. The number of campaigns inclusive of social demands made at companies globally skyrocketed to 236 as of… Continue reading Diversity matters →
Insightia’s ESG Activism 2022 report is out now!
Human rights proposals are proving popular among investors, a trend that will continue as shareholders strengthen their policies for the coming season.
In episode 96 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join podcast host Kieran Poole and the rest of the Insightia editorial team to count down our picks for the top 10 wildest activist campaigns of the season. Listen to the podcast below and read the magazine on Insightia One. https://open.spotify.com/episode/25hKGgmYf5iXk3SCp2KXQL
Insightia Monthly’s August 2022 edition is out now!
When looking at the falling support for ESG shareholder proposals, consider the growing number of proposals withdrawn before making the proxy statement.
Institutional investors are front-running legislative efforts to eradicate ubiquitous single-use plastic packaging, one company at a time.
Significant retention payments to C-suite executives are driving the brunt of investor dissent this year, according to Glass Lewis’ latest proxy season briefings.
Significant retention payments to C-suite executives are among the biggest sins in investors' eyes this season.