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Shareholder engagement
June 19, 2017 11:44 AM |
Blackrock Inc explains it's voting patterns via 'vote bulletins' [read more]
May 22, 2017 4:36 PM |
The UK Investment Association has released new reporting guidance, setting out recommended disclosures on the long term drivers of value creation and productive enterprise. [read more]
May 22, 2017 4:34 PM |
Investors have approved a shareholder proposal calling for improved climate risk reporting at Occidental Petroleum, the first of its kind to pass in the US. [read more]
May 15, 2017 12:42 PM |
NZX Limited has published its final NZX Corporate Governance Code, its first substantial update since 2003. [read more]
May 8, 2017 1:53 PM |
At Santos’ AGM, activist shareholders failed in their bid to request the company to comply with the recommendations of the FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. [read more]
April 24, 2017 3:42 PM |
The Australasian Investor Relations Association has released a draft 'blueprint' which aims to help listed companies better handle their ESG engagement challenges. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:24 PM |
The UK Business, Innovation, and Skills parliamentary committee has made wide ranging recommendations to reform corporate governance, including phasing out long-term incentive plans. [read more]
April 10, 2017 6:14 PM |
AMP Capital has predicted that prominent ESG trends in 2017 will include sugar and obesity, climate change, disruption, executive pay and supply chain scrutiny. [read more]
April 3, 2017 1:38 PM |
A new report from NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights has found 'fundamental gaps' in ESG disclosure tools when it comes to assessing the 'S'. [read more]
March 27, 2017 1:53 PM |
State Street Global Advisors has urged boards to focus on the risks a 'host of environmental and social sustainability issues' pose to long-term viability. [read more]
March 20, 2017 1:51 PM |
BlackRock has released its engagement priorities for 2017-2018, which include board composition, long term strategy, climate risk disclosure and human capital management. [read more]
March 13, 2017 1:20 PM |
Norges Bank Investment Management has released details of its responsible investment work in managing Norway's Government Pension Fund Global. [read more]
March 13, 2017 1:16 PM |
In the face of an increasingly complex operating environment, boards have been urged to think beyond shareholder returns in order to maintain their social licence to operate. [read more]
February 13, 2017 11:42 AM |
According to State Street CEO Ronald O’Hanley, ‘addressing ESG issues is a good business practice and must be part of effective board leadership and oversight of long-term strategy’ [read more]
December 12, 2016 3:21 PM |
The UK Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has released its AGM season report, arguing that boards and asset managers must do more to address shareholder concerns over CEO pay. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:52 PM |
The UK government has released its much anticipated Green Paper seeking input on a number of proposed corporate governance reforms, but commentators argue it's a let down. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:45 PM |
The UK's Purposeful Company Taskforce has provided a 'provocative challenge' to executive pay, recommending simpler pay structures, fair pay charters and a binding vote regime. [read more]
November 28, 2016 2:27 PM |
In the UK, Hermes has proposed a 'fundamental shift' in the structure of executive pay to address unfairness and the lack of connection with performance (including an overall cap on pay). [read more]
November 14, 2016 1:30 PM |
CBA has become the first of the 'big four' banks to receive a strike against its remuneration report, as investors appear to be sending mixed messages on pay structures. [read more]
October 17, 2016 11:14 AM |
Studies suggest that activism is spreading outside the US, and that Australia is becoming a key target (thanks in part to its corporate governance rules) [read more]
October 17, 2016 11:12 AM |
The UK's Legal and General Investment Management has proposed a number of ways to curb executive pay and promote pay equality, including giving employees a voice. [read more]
September 19, 2016 2:56 PM |
The US Business Roundtable has asserted that 'an increase in shareholder access to the boardroom cannot come without a corresponding increase in shareholder responsibility'. [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:19 AM |
The UK Institute of Directors has released its second ranking of the FTSE 100 based on corporate governance performance, and called on directors to learn from the research. [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:13 AM |
BlackRock has asserted that all investors should incorporate climate change into their investment processes, and calls for investors and companies to work together to manage the risks . [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:09 AM |
AMP Capital has released its 2016 Mid-year Corporate Governance Report, which sets out its proxy voting highlights and its current engagement themes. [read more]
September 12, 2016 10:05 AM |
In the UK, the efforts of politicians and stakeholders to combat 'corporate irresponsibility' and excessive corporate pay are continuing to make the headlines. [read more]
August 1, 2016 12:52 PM |
The UK Investment Association's Working Group on Executive Remuneration has proposed a 'far-reaching plan to simplify pay structures for company bosses'. [read more]
July 25, 2016 3:17 PM |
Some commentators are underwhelmed by the 'Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance' released in the US by a group of high profile CEOs and heads of asset managers. [read more]
July 25, 2016 3:05 PM |
In a new report, PwC UK has asserted that there is urgent need for action to resolve public concerns over executive pay, but cautions against further regulation. [read more]
June 27, 2016 4:02 PM |
Responses to the federal government's paper on technology neutrality in distributing company meeting notices and materials have argued that the proposals should go further. [read more]
April 18, 2016 12:11 PM |
MinterEllison partners have predicted that activism may be on the rise (particularly in WA), and advise boards to engage with activists in a 'neutral and open-minded way'. [read more]
April 4, 2016 3:50 PM |
The UK's Investment Association has launched a Productivity Action Plan aimed at boosting the British economy by ending short-termism. [read more]
March 16, 2016 1:46 PM |
Participants at a recent UK workshop have agreed that directors need to engage with staff and 'be aware of what the customer is experiencing' to detect early signs of weak culture. [read more]
March 9, 2016 1:13 PM |
AMP Capital has released its 2015 full year Corporate Governance Report, which discusses AMP's proxy voting over the period as well as its approach to shareholder engagement. [read more]
July 15, 2015 5:51 PM |
A new EY report says there are four key takeaways from the US 2015 proxy season: proxy access, investor engagement, activist hedge funds and shareholder proposal. [read more]
April 22, 2015 10:33 AM |
French media conglomerate Vivendi has introduced double-voting rights for long-term shareholders, while reaching consensus with US hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management. [read more]
April 22, 2015 10:30 AM |
The latest developments in US activist investor campaigns. [read more]
April 15, 2015 12:14 PM |
To effectively prepare for potential activist campaigns in any country, a PwC report advises companies to 'put themselves in the shoes of an activist'. [read more]
March 25, 2015 11:59 AM |
General news in shareholder activism. [read more]
March 11, 2015 2:30 PM |
The final proposal for Japan's Corporate Governance Code has been released. [read more]
March 11, 2015 2:29 PM |
Marks & Spencer explores new ways to reward shareholders by offering a gift card as an alternative to dividend. [read more]
March 4, 2015 2:09 PM |
Shareholder activism campaigns in the US. [read more]
February 18, 2015 8:41 AM |
NYSE publishes corporate governance guide. [read more]
February 18, 2015 8:35 AM |
Harvard professor Guhan Subtamanian publishes his proposal for 'Corporate Governance 2.0', a governance revamp that seeks to resolve many of the issues hindering meaningful dialogue between boards and shareholders. [read more]
January 28, 2015 10:32 AM |
Additional activist campaigns running in North America. [read more]
January 28, 2015 10:27 AM |
A survey of institutional investors reveals strong support for activism, primarily due to its capacity to drive change, and commentators expect activist hedge funds to target Australia [read more]
November 26, 2014 3:17 PM |
Australasian Investor Relations Association urges companies to be proactive in communicating with investors. [read more]
November 12, 2014 1:20 PM |
The Australian AGM season has shown a marked decrease in major companies receiving strikes against their remuneration reports [read more]
November 12, 2014 12:18 PM |
SCA Property Group makes sweeping changes to its remuneration report and successfully avoids a second strike at the company's AGM. [read more]
November 12, 2014 12:14 PM |
Companies should prepare to protect themselves against activist campaigns by regularly engaging shareholders and assessing their strategy, governance and other topical issues such as executive pay on an ongoing basis, argues an American lawyer. [read more]
October 29, 2014 3:27 PM |
The UK's Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has released a progress report on the government's implementation of measures proposed by the Kay Review to encourage long-termism. [read more]
October 22, 2014 10:14 AM |
The contentious 'two-strikes' rule continues to divide opinion among corporate directors [read more]
March 7, 2014 3:46 PM |
The Governance Institute of Australia, together with governance expert Sandy Easterbrook, has launched draft guidelines for public consultation on 'improving engagement between ASX-listed entities and their institutional investors'. [read more]