New Developments in Shareholders’ Gender Pay Gap Proposals

By |2019-04-18T19:49:26+02:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , |

Harvard Law School Forum, March 22, 2019 We anticipate the combined forces of legislation such as U.K. gender pay reporting rules and stakeholders’ higher expectations will accelerate companies’ overall pay [...]

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Review of 2015-2018 Proxy Voting Trends

By |2019-03-05T09:39:47+02:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , , |

Harvard Law School Forum, November 26, 2018 A study by The Conference Board and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance conducted in collaboration with FactSet and ESG data mining [...]

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Keep Climbing: Boardroom Summit speakers urge improvements

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Increasing Board visits to company sites, considering new approaches to evaluating risk and improving transparency on compensation, governance and sustainability. These were among the many insights offered by speakers at [...]

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G&A Institute Research Results: 85% of the S&P 500® Index Companies Published Sustainability / Responsibility / CR / Citizenship Reports in 2017

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14+02:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Governance & Accountability Institute, 03/26/2018 Louis Coppola, EVP of G&A Institute who designs and manages the analysis, notes:  “Entering 2018, just 15% of the S&P 500 declined to publish sustainability [...]

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US lags behind Europe and Canada on ESG integration

By |2019-03-05T09:40:34+02:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

IR Magazine, 11/15/17 US investors still follow behind their competitors in Europe and Canada on integrating ESG into their strategy. In the US, Europe and Canada, around 60% of the [...]

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Reporting on ESG initiatives: a tip or two

By |2019-03-05T09:41:29+02:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

After the SEC requested public comment on environmental disclosure back in April, they received hundreds of comments from industry groups, environmental organizations, labor organizations, public entities, investment managers, foundations and charities, consultants, legal and [...]

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Board diversity and sustainability: why investors should look more carefully

By |2019-03-05T09:42:06+02:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

In an article from Briefing Governance entitled Board Diversity and Sustainability Proposals Achieve Majority Support, Ning Chiu cites two examples of recent ESG proposals that received surprisingly high support. First, [...]

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