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Incentive Plan Outliers: Winning shareholder approval for Equity Incentive Plans without ISS or Glass Lewis support

Equity plan proposals are the most common proxy proposal that all US companies will have to encounter at some point besides the legally required directors, auditors, and say on pay proposals. An against recommendation from ISS or Glass Lewis on this proposal can be concerning especially at the beginning of the voting process if the …

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ISS Proposed Policy Updates for 2023: Diversity, Governance and Accountability

On Nov. 4, 2022, ISS released its proposed benchmark policy changes for 2023. ISS is inviting comments through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Below is a summary of the updates planned for the U.S. market. Board Gender Diversity As announced last year, in 2023. 1 ISS will be extending its board gender diversity policy to all U.S. …

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Why Corporate Advisory and ESG Activism are Inexorably Intertwined

ADVISORY OVERVIEW   Investors are calling on public companies to enhance their performance and disclosures on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. In response, activists are incorporating ESG criticisms into campaign narratives and campaigns focusing on ESG objectives have increased in recent years.  THE CURRENT STATE OF ESG ACTIVISM  Activism can take a variety of forms, …

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The Proxy Voting Annual Review: The definitive review of investor voting trends of the 2022 proxy season.

This proxy season, investors stepped up their efforts to hold companies to account on managing climate-related risk, writes Emmanuelle Palikuca, managing director, head of sustainability advisory, Alliance Advisors. Corporate climate action is falling short of the requirements to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, making the threat of global warming an all-too real risk. In …

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Spotlight on ESG: Key developments from the 2022 US proxy season

During the 2021 US proxy season, shareholders sent a clear message that management of environmental and social risks should be a top priority for companies. The 2022 US proxy season underscored this further with the submission of a record 247 environmental and social proposals, an increase of 74 percent. As shareholders continued to evolve their …

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Canada – 2022 Postseason Review

Alliance Advisors Canada provides strategic shareholder advisory services to corporate clients across North American and Global Capital Markets. Alliance’s highly experienced traditional Governance and ESG analytics professionals provide the guidance and expertise needed to enhance the shareholder engagement process while maximizing policy support and underwriting successful annual meeting resolutions. Alliance supports all types of resolution …

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Corporate Advisory Redefined: Planning Throughout your Company’s Lifecycle

ADVISORY OVERVIEW For every company worldwide, understanding the best course of action at every stage of its growth is critical to its success. To navigate these waters, no matter the phase of your company, the support of a trusted corporate advisor with a deep understanding of every step and potential hurdle can be the difference …

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BlackRock 2022 Proxy Voting: Signaling a new approach to E&S issues?

BlackRock’s investment stewardship’s 2022 proxy voting record, which was detailed in its 2022 voting spotlight summary, demonstrates the “principled approach” the firm takes when analyzing proxy issues. Sandy Boss, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, wrote that “[c]reating long-term value for [BlackRock’s] clients … remained the driving focus of the BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) team as …

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