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When looking at the falling support for ESG shareholder proposals, consider the growing number of proposals withdrawn before making the proxy statement.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.
Five leading financial institutions have been placed on West Virginia’s Restricted Financial Institution List, making them ineligible for state banking contracts due to their stance on fossil fuels.
Following hot on the heels of greater governance activism, environmental engagements have started to shape the Japanese proxy season.
Vanguard updated its proxy voting policies related to board diversity, director commitments, and ESG oversight for Australian- and New Zealand-listed companies.
Despite support for ESG proposals declining this season, companies are making “significant progress” in advancing their ESG reporting, according to BlackRock’s proxy season review.
“Say on pay” revolts are hitting hard this proxy season after outsized pay packages for CEOs made a post-pandemic comeback in 2021.
Major financial institutions are protesting allegations of fossil fuel “boycotting” in the U.S. but smaller, ESG-focused funds are the ones that stand to lose out if state government lead a divestment charge.
Support for ESG proposals has dwindled in light of the global energy shortage, incoming regulations, and concerns that the demands being placed on companies may have gone too far.
In episode 94 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join host Kieran Poole to discuss Insightia’s Half-Year Review 2022, the definitive guide to activist investing, proxy voting, and corporate governance.
Insightia Monthly’s Half-Year Review, in association with Olshan Frome Wolosky, is out now, featuring in-depth analyses of the 2022 proxy season.
The SEC has voted in favor of rescinding rules requiring the disclosure of proxy adviser recommendations to corporate executives.
Shareholder democracy is alive and well, with the Securities and Exchange Commission voting to rescind rules dictating how proxy advisers disclose advice.
The Insightia team reflect on the biggest trends in shareholder activism and corporate governance in the first half of 2022.
Retail investors are due to play a much more significant role in influencing proxy votes with the introduction of As You Sow’s and Tulipshare’s new investment platform.
Insightia Monthly’s June 2022 edition is out now!
In episode 92 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join podcast host Kieran Poole to discuss Insightia's Shareholder Activism in Asia 2022 special report.
Investors that have tired of opposing pay packages with little impact are taking another tack.
A record-breaking year for M&A activism highlights the demand for bolstered shareholder returns, while decarbonization is also ranking high on activists' agendas.
Insightia’s Shareholder Activism in Asia 2022 report is out now!
In the 18 months since the “say on climate” campaign’s founding, the global initiative has received a mixed reception from investors.
More investors evidently believe dual-class share structures have outstayed their welcome, with so-called "recapitalization" proposals for their elimination winning record levels of support this year.
As U.S. “say on pay” proposals face mounting opposition year-on-year, investors are making clear that they expect U.S. companies to enhance their compensation-related disclosure.
The energy crisis may be resulting in decreased support for environmental shareholder proposals, but management "Say on Climate" plans are facing mounting pushback.
Several management proposals at California-based PacWest Bancorp’s May 10 annual meeting faced significant opposition from shareholders who cited concerns over compensation.
Leading asset managers are stepping up engagements with companies that fall short of their ESG expectations.
In episode 89 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join podcast host Kieran Poole to discuss the May issue of Insightia Monthly.
Insightia Monthly’s May 2022 edition is out now!
Environmental shareholder proposals are becoming increasingly more prescriptive, resulting in them facing heightened opposition at shareholder meetings, according to a BlackRock whitepaper published Tuesday.
Environmental shareholder proposals have received mixed support so far this season, something BlackRock attributes to their increasingly prescriptive nature.
While COVID-19 led to increased investor scrutiny of compensation structures on an international scale, European issuers were particularly hard hit by pay revolts in 2021.
In episode 88 of Beyond the Boardroom, I join podcast host Kieran Poole to discuss Insightia's seventh annual Shareholder Activism in Europe report.
Insightia's Shareholder Activism in Europe 2022 report is out now!
Coca-Cola Co.’s remuneration report narrowly passed at the beverage giant’s April 26 annual meeting, amid concerns of excessive CEO payouts.
The new proxy season brings with it old problems, with CEO pay practices once again driving dissent toward S&P 500 pay plans.
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has reportedly urged investors in Occidental Petroleum and refiner Valero Energy to back shareholder proposals to align their targets for cutting emissions.
Support for environmental shareholder proposals is wavering amidst concerns as to how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact access to energy supplies.
A group of 15 shareholders in Facebook owner Meta Platforms is pushing for the removal of two prominent board members, citing their ties to the company’s CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg.
Renewed investor emphasis on shareholder and board engagement means that proposals concerning shareholder rights are winning impressive levels of support this season.
The SEC has denied McDonald’s’ request to exclude a shareholder proposal seeking a racial equity audit at the U.S. fast-food giant’s upcoming annual meeting.