ShareAction analysis of proxy voting records reveals wide variations in support for sustainability measures among investee companies.
Engagement and disclosure on ESG factors on the rise, as asset owners encouraged to increase allocations to A-shares.
Stewardship survey showed asset owners intend to adopt ‘hands-on’ approach – bringing ESG assessments in-house.
Asset owners are increasing pressure on carbon-intensive corporates, but divestment should be last resort.
SSE worked with institutional investors to develop plan for managing social implications of its net-zero strategy.
United Nations SSE expects to publish climate-related reporting guidelines next year.
Panellists discussing the Bill urge institutional investors to move away from prioritising maximum returns to focus on long-term, broader impact.
Transparent reporting, tangible outcomes and consistent voting against management identified as main signs of successful engagement.
Stewardship team of major US asset manager says increased interaction is encouraging, but reporting frameworks remain confusing.
Association calls for ‘comply-or-explain’ policing of stewardship codes, more prominent role for ESG.
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