ESG Monthly archive

Dec 29, 2021
Proxy season preview: the UK view
This year there was an increase in contested remuneration policy votes and contested remuneration report votes, says Daniele Vitale, head of governance for UK/Europe at Georgeson. There was also an increase in director elections contested. ‘About 5 percent [were contested], though that is still the lowest in Europe,’ he notes. ‘A few ye...
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Dec 22, 2021
Proxy season preview: Australia
The key theme of Australia's proxy season was executive remuneration. ‘We had some companies taking government aid and, while doing that, they paid bonuses and dividends,’ says Jana Jevcakova, managing director for corporate governance at Morrow Sodali. ‘Investors said government money is not there to subsidize bonuses and dividends.’ Jevc...
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Dec 09, 2021
‘Investors are seeing the opportunity as much as the risk’: Highlights from the ESG Integration Forum – Europe
In late November, IR professionals and corporate secretaries gathered virtually to discuss the future of stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting at the ESG Integration Forum – Europe. They had plenty to talk about. The forum took place shortly after the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow, UK, which saw a raft of new commitments but failed to deliver on key hopes such as the phasing out of coal...
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Dec 06, 2021
The heat is on: Severn Trent talks climate vote
From bringing out 60 employees from across the company for an award-winning investor day to its ambitious net-zero goals, Severn Trent is a company that does ESG well. It is also a company that put its climate action plan on the ballot at its AGM this year. ‘If you’re going to say sustainability and ESG are core to what you do...
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