Corporations are increasingly adding the role of Chief Sustainability Officer to their executive teams — at pay levels that place them among the top five Named Executive Officers — reflecting rising recognition of environmental, social and governance risk. In this study, we examine the prevalence of these positions among NEOs and how aggregate pay compares with other executive roles. Separately, we look at how the pay of Chief Risk Officers and Supply Chain Officers compares with other NEOs.
- Fewer than 1% of NEOs were CSOs in fiscal 2021
- The median total compensation of CSOs is higher than the
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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 Though many proposals have since been withdrawn, many have been or will be voted on.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
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.
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