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ISS releases 2019 Global Policy Survey
ISS recently released the results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey. In this year's integrated survey, the topics included board gender diversity, overboarding, sunsetting of multi-class capital structures, ...
United States
20 Sep 2019
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Two SEC Commissioners: Is The Reg S-K Modernization Proposal Too Principles-Based? And Why No Climate Change Disclosure?
Yesterday, Commissioners Robert Jackson and Allison Lee published a joint statement to encourage public comment about two aspects of the proposal to modernize Reg S-K (see this PubCo post), released on August 8, about...
United States
30 Aug 2019
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ISS Takes An Early Look At The 2019 Proxy Season
With 70% of the annual meetings for the Russell 3000 having now taken place (1,812 companies), in this article, ISS takes an early look at the 2019 proxy season.
United States
21 Jun 2019
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TCFD 2019 Status Report On Climate-Related Disclosure Finds Improvement, But "Progress Must Be Accelerated"
Today's disclosures remain far from the scale the markets need to channel investment to sustainable and resilient solutions, opportunities, and business models.
United States
17 Jun 2019
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Companies Report Financial Impact Of Climate Risk
Non-profit CDP (fka the Carbon Disclosure Project) has released its analysis of the responses to its climate change questionnaire for 2018 from two groups of companies—a large group of almost 7,000 respondents and, ...
United States
12 Jun 2019
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SSGA Provides Guidance For Board Oversight Of Climate Risk
As noted in the proxyseason blog from thecorporatecounsel.net, asset manager State Street Global Advisors has recently published an updated Climate Change Risk Oversight Framework For Directors.
United States
5 Jun 2019
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Is There A Business Case For ESG?
Do companies that ignore long-term environmental or social costs in the pursuit of near-term profits pay another price in foregoing potentially long-term sustainable profit opportunities?
United States
3 Jun 2019
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How Should We Engage With Investors On Sustainability?
In this report, Change the Conversation: Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability, sustainability nonprofit Ceres provides some guidance on how companies should best engage with their investors on the issue of sustainability.
United States
26 Feb 2019
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Have We Reached An Inflection Point On Environmental And Social Shareholder Proposals?
In this thoughtful article from the Managing Editor at ISS Analytics, The Long View: US Proxy Voting Trends on E&S Issues from 2000 to 2018, the author contends that, notwithstanding high-level data showing ...
United States
4 Feb 2019
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Clayton Q&A And ESG At The SEC's Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
At last week's meeting of the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee, the Committee members held a Q&A session with SEC Chair Jay Clayton ...
United States
21 Dec 2018
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SASB Issues Sustainability Accounting Standards For 77 Industries
Way back in 2016, the SEC issued a Concept Release requesting comment on an enormous variety of potential changes to Reg S-K, including sustainability.
United States
14 Nov 2018
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Heat's On For Climate Change Disclosure Rules
A new rulemaking petition advocating that the SEC mandate environmental, social and governance disclosure under a standardized comprehensive framework has just been submitted by two academics and ...
United States
5 Oct 2018
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