ESG Archive

Jun 28, 2023
Opinion: ESG won’t go away. Here’s why
‘At a cocktail party this week in Davos, one executive [said] something he – and most of the attendees at the World Economic Forum – would most likely never say in public: ‘I hope ESG just goes away.’’ – The New York Times This has been a year of reckoning for ESG investors. After an unprecedented surge in assets during the pandemic era, ...
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Jun 22, 2023
How legal pushbacks are targeting ESG investing in 2023
Many companies have found themselves between a rock and a hard place this year with respect to ESG amid competing forces of restrictive legislation, antitrust inquiries and class-action lawsuits. As we approach the year’s midway point, here are five trends in ESG that have dominated the space so far in 2023.   Proxy season: More shareholder proposals but support falls As the 2023 proxy season approaches its conclusion, a...
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Jun 16, 2023
ESG topics in proxy statements continue to ascend
With very few shareholder vote surprises this proxy season, we looked at the longer term proxy trends to assess what kinds of topics are generating increased attention by US corporate boards. Unlike conference call transcripts - where we have seen a general decline in ESG topics - proxy statements mentioning a wide range ...
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May 26, 2023
ExxonMobil shareholders to vote on climate proposals
Shareholders in ExxonMobil are set to vote on a range of climate change-related proposals at the energy company’s AGM next week. The resolutions include one filed by Dutch activist group Follow This asking ExxonMobil to set a medium-term reduction target covering the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the use of its energy products – Scope 3 emissions – in line with the aim of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial le...
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