ISS has announced the launch of a new Custom Climate Voting Service, providing investors with the ability to include customizable climate-related factors in their proxy voting policies starting with the 2020 annual meeting season.
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To ensure its global voting policies take into consideration the changing views and needs of its institutional investor clients and the perspectives of companies and the broader corporate governance community, ISS gathers input each year…
Carbon Reserves: The Supply Chain of Climate Change
Climate issues continue to gain momentum in the financial community, and investors are increasingly scrutinising companies with fossil fuel reserves. Decarbonizing the energy system is key in limiting the impacts of climate change, and this means limiting the use of, and society’s dependence on, fossil fuels. Get report ›
Building a Climate Change Voting Policy
While many institutional investors place climate change as a priority issue among their investment stewardship initiatives, it can be especially challenging to systematically incorporate climate change into proxy voting and engagement strategies. Get report ›
Director Overboarding: Global Trends, Definitions, and Impact
In the 2019 proxy season, “overboarding” became a center-stage issue for many companies and investors. Several large asset managers, including Vanguard, BlackRock, and LGIM, enhanced their voting guidelines to apply stricter criteria, while some directors serving on multiple public company boards faced… Get report ›
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