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The Beneficial Owner: Recent Developments & Impact on the Claims Filing Process
This paper explores the impact the increased scrutiny of the beneficial owner name has had on the claims filing process, how the increased scrutiny came about, and the challenges and benefits of requiring this information.
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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