Doug McMurdo, Chair of the UK’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, says positive social and environmental policies stem from good governance.
After 2021’s skirmishes, this year’s AGM season could see investors push even harder on ESG-related resolutions.
Investors and NGOs issue warning following delays to other parts of Europe’s sustainability legislation.
Companies with weighted or limited voting rights through dual class share structures are disrupting investors’ stewardship efforts.
Optimism and uncertainty are inevitable as we face familiar challenges with renewed vigour.
Corporate governance continues to be a priority for investors, but new challenges are emerging.
From February, companies will be required to compile annual environmental disclosure reports for submission by 15 March of each year.
Guidance offered to trustees on ‘new and daunting’ climate-related reporting requirements.
Risks to investors may lurk if SMEs don’t get guidance on climate-related disclosures.
Amended corporate governance code and listing rules will require firms to ensure board independence, refreshment, and diversity from January 2022.
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