Rather than push for say-on-climate votes, unhappy shareholders tend to simply vote against the reappointment of directors, research finds.
Research reveals that activist investors were busier in 2022 than in 2019—and the upward trend is likely to continue.
A recent webinar hosted by Diligent and Board Agenda saw experts unpick the big issues on the agenda at shareholder meetings this year.
Unilever’s green goals under fire; activists demand board changes; KPMG faces FRC over Carillion; State Street urges clarity on net zero.
Report reveals that since 2019 only 32 companies have agreed to submit their climate action plans to a shareholder vote.
Investors now expect firms to have a purpose that meets the needs of all stakeholders and delivers returns. It is a difficult equation to balance.
2020 has been a pivotal year in which even sceptical leaders have been forced to reckon with ESG’s vital role in business strategy.
Effective succession planning ensures continuity of leadership, promotes talent cultivation and reduces uncertainty for investors.
Research shows CEO turnover is higher in US firms than those in Europe and the UK, with 28% of US bosses departing after less than 36 months at the helm.
The current challenging context will reveal to companies which of their shareholders have a long-term view—and which do not.