ISS Discusses 2022 Shareholder Resolutions Requesting Civil Rights Audits

More shareholder resolutions were filed in the 2022 proxy season than in the previous year, with approximately 932 environmental, social, and governance shareholder proposals submitted at U.S. companies so far, compared to 903 proposals submitted in 2021, according to ISS Voting Analytics data. The number of proposals focusing on environmental and social issues is estimated to have risen from 500 submissions in 2021 to approximately 588 proposals in 2022. Though many proposals have since been withdrawn, many have been or will be voted on. According to data from ISS Corporate Solutions, 578 shareholder resolutions on ESG issues have either been … Read more

ISS Discusses 2022 Shareholder Resolutions on Political Spending

Shareholder resolutions filed in the 2022 proxy season included several different types of proposals focused on political spending by corporations, reflecting investor concerns that support of certain candidates and causes may be inconsistent with the stated values of the company.

In this series of snapshots, ISS Corporate Solutions examines the key corporate issues raised by this season’s shareholder resolutions. In this installment, we look at resolutions focused in campaign contributions, including calls for greater disclosure. Voting results are based on filings by companies up to June 13, 2022.

More shareholder resolutions were filed in the 2022 proxy season than in

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ISS Discusses Shareholder Resolutions on Lobbying

Shareholder resolutions filed in the 2022 proxy season reflect continuing investor concern over lobbying activities and whether they are consistent with a company’s public positions and aligned with shareholder interests. However, the passage of only two such resolutions indicates that the majority of shareholders are satisfied with company efforts to address these concerns.

In this series of snapshots, ISS Corporate Solutions examines the key corporate issues raised by this season’s shareholder resolutions. This time, we look at resolutions on lobbying, including activities focused on climate. Voting results are based on filings by companies up to June 13, 2022.

More shareholder

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ISS Discusses Women on California Boards

Since 1995, US presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month to celebrate the contributions women have made to the US and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. In the first of a series of short insights looking at the role of women in corporate America, we focus on women on boards in California.

Key Takeaways:

  • More women joined boards in California than men in 2021
  • Only 2% of boards in California have no women
  • The number of women directors is now

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