ESG Archive

Aug 10, 2022
Climate lobbying proposal attracts support at Tesla AGM
More than a third of votes at Tesla’s AGM last week went for a shareholder proposal seeking a report on climate-related lobbying. According to an SEC filing, 34.6 percent of the votes cast on August 4 were in favor of the resolution – a level of support governance and proxy season observers generally regar...
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Aug 09, 2022
US asset owners lag on net-zero commitments, study shows
As asset owners around the world pledge formal commitments to net-zero, data from Cerulli Associates shows that those in the US are lagging behind peers in Europe and Asia. Cerulli finds that 44 percent of asset owners in Asia have pledged formal net-zero commitments, closely followed by 43 percent in Europe but less than a third (32 perc...
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Jul 14, 2022
SEC scraps rules giving companies more power in proxy process
The SEC has voted to undo Trump-era rules that handed companies more involvement in the creation of proxy advice.  Under the changes, proxy advisory firms will no longer need to make available to companies any research about them or share with investors any written responses by companies to voting advice. The rules had been adopted in 2020. ...
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Jul 06, 2022
Governance professionals to share advice at ESG forum next week
Leading governance and investor relations professionals will gather in New York next week to share their expertise and practical guidance on how colleagues can address some of the most pressing ESG issues facing US companies. Those include the implications of this year’s proxy season, getting boards on track to handle ESG and having successful communications with the outside world, including on political issues. The ...
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Jun 27, 2022
HFC proposal gains significant support at Kroger AGM
A proposal on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has received significant – though not majority support – among shareholders of The Kroger Co. The proposal, filed by Friends Fiduciary, asks Kroger to release a report ‘describing how it can adopt strategies above and beyond legal compliance to curtail the predominant source of its operational (Scope 1) [greenhouse gas (GHG)] emissions by deploying the best available technological options for eliminating the use of [HFCs...
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Jun 22, 2022
Nominees announced for ESG Integration Awards 2022
Corporate Secretary and sister publication IR Magazine are delighted to announce the short-lists for their inaugural ESG Integration Awards. The winners, selected by an independent panel of judges, will be revealed following the ESG Integration Forum – Summer on Thursday, July 14 in New York. ...
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