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Aug 14, 2023

Activism, ESG and universal proxy: How to make friends and influence shareholders

In an era of universal proxy, proxy advisers that appear less likely to support activists and the ‘return’ of voting rights to shareholders by BlackRock and Vanguard, we look at the impact for IR and engagement
The London borough of Hounslow wants a greater say in your governance. In March, the west London pension fund became the first client of proxy adviser Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) to sign up to Voting Choice from BlackRock, applying its own voting policy to investments in a pooled, global index fund. In doing so, Hounslow has put its money in with a growing cohort of asset owners around the world that want a bigger say in proxy season. Voting Choice from BlackRock went

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Garnet Roach

An award-winning journalist, Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of...