shareholder, vote, voting, raised hands

13 November, 2019

ISS policy change puts nomcos under pressure to boost gender diversity

The chairs of UK nomination committees (nomcos) could face the ire of shareholders over gender diversity on their boards after proxy advisers
SEC seal

1 November, 2019

ISS launches lawsuit against the SEC over proxy adviser guidelines

A battle in the US over corporate governance advice provided by proxy advisers has reached a new twist with one of the market’s most prominent players,
chair, boardroom

16 September, 2019

Board independence revealed as key issue for investors in 2020

The independence of company chairs in Europe could figure heavily in the deliberations of one of the chief proxy advisers as it formulates its policies for the 2020 season of annual meetings.
solar panels, solar, sustainability, impact, ESG

6 September, 2019

US boards increase engagement with investors’ ESG concerns

Investors and US boards appear to be agreeing more often on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to statistics from proxy advisory firm
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

23 August, 2019

New SEC guidance increases pressure on proxy advisers over disclosures

For those who campaigned for tighter regulation, it will be viewed as a victory. The top financial watchdog in the US has issued a document that will up the pressure on proxy advisers to disclose more...
stocks, asset management, shares, investor engagement

22 July, 2019

Top proxy advisers sign up to new code of practice

Proxy advisors this week took an important toward demonstrating they have heard recent criticism as some of the largest became signatories to a new code of best practice. Complaints about proxy adv...
City of London, financial, banking

5 December, 2018

‘Repeat offenders’ warned to heed shareholder revolts

It seems some companies are unwilling to learn the lessons of last year’s shareholder revolts. That, at least, is the view of the Investment Association (IA), a trade body for investment managers, w...
proxy advisers, stock markets, share

12 November, 2018

Battle for the future of proxy advisers

Equating the current US debate over the future of proxy advisers to a civil war seems like a metaphor too far in the current febrile state of US politics. Some observers have, however, drawn the compa...
Shell

16 May, 2018

Investor representative pushes for vote against Shell remuneration

A key shareholder advisory firm has called on investors to vote against Royal Dutch Shell’s 2017 remuneration report, containing details of chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €9m (£7.9m) pay. ...
Carillion

30 January, 2018

ISS advocates AGM vote abstention for ex-Carillion audit chair Andrew Dougal

Former Carillion audit committee chair Andrew Dougal is to face an uncomfortable time in his role as a board member at Victrex, with votes likely to be made against his reappointment in the role. G...