Chief executive Larry Fink seeks ‘to translate individual investor views into voting instructions’ for the first time.
After BlackRock’s move to expand voting choice to its clients, other investors will rightly be expecting their companies to follow suit.
Uber, Ocado, Alphabet and Rio Tinto are among the companies named in the global asset manager’s report into governance concerns.
Investor advisers push for a vote against Shell’s remuneration report, citing performance and safety concerns.
BlackRock has detailed how it will engage with and act upon topics such as human capital management, climate change and executive pay for the coming year.