A Morningstar analysis also found the gender pay gap expanded during the pandemic after years of improvement.
What the SEC's reversal of Trump-era restrictions on shareholder resolutions means for the 2022 proxy season.
Support for environment and social proposals hits new heights.
It brings shareholder-driven climate governance to the forefront.
At midseason for 2021 proxy votes, signs of a jump in support.
How you can make a change.
It’s more than just the companies running the bulldozers, and some big investors are taking action.
The government plays a key role in ESG proxy voting.
The numbers are improving slightly, but it won’t be possible without mandatory disclosure.
Larry Fink turns up the ESG dial in his annual missive to CEOs. We think BlackRock means business.
Support may be rising but not for all firms.
Proxy voting reveals disagreement between the influential majority and smaller shareholders on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
Vanguard, State Street, and Fidelity increased support for shareholder resolutions aimed at tackling climate change, while BlackRock voted 'no' more than 80% of the time.
The proxy process sounded an alarm on working conditions in the meatpacking industry.
A look at how shareholders pursued racial justice in the 2020 proxy season, and what we expect in 2021.
A discussion about how proxy voting works and why it matters.
While shareholder resolutions are a key way for investors to hold companies accountable for action on issues of social justice, they rarely drive firms to change.
Employee welfare and political influence are among the big environmental, social, and governance issues this year.
Even amidst a world rattled by the coronavirus, climate change remains the most significant global threat to humans and the financial system.
But large fund companies often block their path.
Stewardship is an opportunity for fund providers to connect with sustainability-minded investors, and many large asset managers are using proxy votes to press for better governance of environmental and social risks.
In proxy voting, similar index funds show their unique personalities.
The number of resolutions and the increasing levels of support reflect shareholders' growing concerns about the climate-resilience of their portfolios.
Investors voted on 177 shareholder resolutions addressing sustainability issues.
Five types of opioid-related shareholder resolutions are currently on ballots.