2020 Proxy Season Update: E&S Shareholder Proposals

While early reports indicate that shareholder activism will significantly decrease in 2020, investor interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) processes and oversight has not diminished. Investors continue to emphasize the importance of ESG reporting to convey how the company...

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Executive Compensation and COVID-19

Preparing for investors, proxy advisors, and activists in a post-Corona world Companies around the world, faced with once-in-a-generation fiscal and economic pressures, are making difficult business decisions right now. Following the initial wave of crisis communications, numerous companies are beginning...

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Adopting a Poison Pill Amid COVID-19

COVID-19

Market volatility has driven poison pill adoption conversations The broader market has experienced unprecedented volatility over the past two months, with the S&P 500 shedding approximately 30% of its value at its recent trough in March. Heightened volatility has led...

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ESG in the Proxy

Is your company discussing ESG in this year’s proxy statement? Investors will be looking for it. In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink stated that the firm will be “increasingly disposed to vote against management and board...

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BACK TO BASICS – AN ESG PRIMER

For those who don’t know ESG from MSG, this short history on how the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment began might be a good place to start. Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group...

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7 Common ESG Myths Debunked

First, the good news: More companies are paying attention to ESG and starting to get serious about making ESG communications part of their strategic investor relations plans. In fact, we’re regularly taking calls on the subject. Given trends in the...

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your ESG Communications Strategy

IR Consulting

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) communications are no longer optional. In fact, nearly half of portfolio managers who responded to our recent survey are integrating ESG factors in their investment decisions. Those factors are becoming increasingly important both as a...

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