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Universal proxy ballot and greater participation by retail investors could reshape voting in contested elections
The 2021 proxy-voting season was remarkable, in many ways. Shareholder proposals on environmental and social issues won record-breaking levels of support, and many say-on-pay resolutions were opposed by large fund managers. But proxy season could be even more dramatic next year, thanks to two developments – the universal proxy ballot and the growing clout of retail shareholders.
Climate change campaign by activist shareholder elicits Board shakeup
The votes are in. Exxon shareholders elected three directors backed by an activist shareholder who called for a stronger approach in the oil giant’s response to climate change. It’s the first proxy campaign at a major US company where directors were the target and climate change was the issue. Anne Simpson of CalPERS, which backed the rival directors, said the vote was a “day of reckoning”…
G+P’s Richard Mahony on climate disclosure
IR Magazine talks with G+P’s Richard Mahony about the state of climate disclosure in the United States and the growing influence of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Listen to The Ticker podcast to hear their discussion.
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