ESG

2019 Annual Corporate Governance Review
Shareholder interest in ESG issues continued to impact annual meetings in the 2019 proxy season, according to Georgeson’s 2019 Annual Corporate Governance Review, with new E&S shareholder proposals emerging. There was additional focus in the 2019 proxy season on human capital management issues including sexual harassment prevention, gender pay gap reporting and diversity at all levels. Other topics covered in...Read more
ESG Emerges in Activist Campaigns
Hedge fund activists are starting to adopt some of the issues that old-school environmental and social activists have been pushing for at companies for years. The convergence means ESG is more important than ever. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper. We need this information so that we can make the report...Read more
ESG & Activism
Has the heightened focus on ESG affected the way activists pursue value creation? Executives at public companies are typically familiar with the prospect of governance pressures from activists. But with so much attention on ESG as a threepronged premise, their eyes are opening to environmental and social pressures as well. Download this report today to read case studies and analysis about how this key issue is...Read more
There is more to ETFs than fees
Despite discussion surrounding the importance of ETF fees and the resulting race to zero, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has introduced new, and original, analysis showing that ETF selection should not always be driven by a fund’s expense ratio. There are other important considerations such as fundamental factors at the stock and sector level as well as technical factors that should be taken into account,...Read more
Telling your ESG story right
ESG issues are absolutely on the minds of investors. But that doesn’t mean they have the time or wherewithal to sift through big, flowery ESG reports. This useful guide from Clermont Partners looks at how to satisfy your investors, improve your ESG ratings and save yourself some time in the process. Covering how and when to share ESG information, how and why to establish an ESG task force in your organisation and...Read more
ESG & Investor Engagement
ESG & Investor Engagement is an analysis of how corporate professionals and investors engage on ESG issues. The report is based on the responses of around 200 IR professionals, more than 150 members of the investment community and more than 100 corporate governance professionals. The report breaks down the data by region, market cap size and sector. The report looks in detail at the following issues...Read more
First look at the 2019 proxy season
The 2019 proxy season so far shows increased shareholder focus on ESG issues, according to this report from Computershare | Georgeson. Download this useful resource to find out what this means for your strategy, covering sections on environmental and sustainability issues, social issues and more. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be...Read more
ESG Ratings – A look at the ESG ratings landscape
Who rates your company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance? The rapid growth of ESG capital and investments has created the need for accurate and reliable ESG data and analysis. Several firms have emerged to provide investors with research and ratings on the ESG profile of companies. These firms apply a variety of methodologies to attempt to assess risk and establish relative ESG comparisons for...Read more
Nov 16, 2017
IR Magazine Research Report - Global IR Practice: ESG Communications
IR Magazine investigates how IR departments conduct ESG communications in this report, which is sponsored by Donnelley Financial Solutions. This report highlights what IR practice looks like today across reporting, targeting and other investor communications. It also reveals what investors are asking companies about and how that conversation is evolving. The findings are based on a survey of more than 350...Read more
The new communication frontier: Environmental, social and governance
ESG issues are becoming increasingly important to regulators, corporations and investors in forming their policies, corporate strategy and investment decisions. ESG is no longer just a PR buzzword, but a material concern for many entities. In collaboration with think tank SustainAbility, this white paper aims to highlight why IROs should act today to enhance and formalize ESG communication protocols, both internally...Read more
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