Top Governance and Stewardship Issues in 2023
May 4, 2023
The main 2023 proxy seasons are taking place in the midst of many uncertain global macroeconomic conditions, including geopolitical conflicts, inflation, rising interest rates, energy and supply chain concerns, heated political environments and climate change risks, and even bank stability questions. Portfolio companies will have to grapple with these challenges and their impacts on key issues such as human capital management, diversity, board accountability, executive compensation, and climate change through 2023 and beyond. As we enter peak proxy season, this report sets out to summarize the top governance and stewardship issues likely to be facing investors throughout 2023, and particularly this year’s main proxy seasons.