Two years after a historic push from investors, ExxonMobil serves as an instructive case study of taking engagement efforts to the board.
A selection of this week’s major stories impacting ESG investors, in five easy pieces.
Patrick Yau, Managing Director of Strategic Investor Relations, Edison Group, says all parties must adjust to a new paradigm of shareholder democracy.
Canadian pension scheme demands sunset clauses from portfolio companies.
Directors urged to integrate climate risks and opportunities into their governance roles.
Just 22% seats filled by ethnic minority individuals; 55% of companies have no non-white directors.
All directors will face greater scrutiny of their firms’ climate strategies, says Melanie Wadsworth, corporate partner at Faegre Drinker.
Luke Hildyard, Director of the High Pay Centre, says adoption of stakeholder-orientated cultures would improve decision-making as well as reducing wage disparities.
Institutional investors call for board-level representation in line with Parker Review.
Amended corporate governance code and listing rules will require firms to ensure board independence, refreshment, and diversity from January 2022.
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