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    2. Looking Ahead to the 2022 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Policy Survey and New Climate Survey Topics Reflect Focus on ESG and Climate Risk Oversight and SPAC Transactions

      Looking Ahead to the 2022 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Policy Survey and New Climate Survey Topics Reflect Focus on ESG and Climate Risk Oversight and SPAC Transactions
      Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has launched its Annual Benchmark Policy Survey (available here) along with a separate Climate Policy Survey (available here), signaling potential changes to voting policies for 2022. Topics covered in the Annual Policy Survey include non-financial environment, social and governance (ESG) performance metrics in executive compensation plans, racial equity audits, virtual-only annual shareholder meetings, CEO compensation and votes on SPAC transactions...
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    3. Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season

      Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season
      As calendar year-end companies received shareholder proposals for their 2021 annual meetings, they faced a variety of uncertainties and challenges, including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the racial inequities brought to the fore by the killings of George Floyd and others, and steering through a hyper-partisan and unprecedented U.S. presidential transition. The shareholder proposals received by companies reflected many of these broad themes...
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    1. If the board is unwilling to implement meaningful changes to its current corporate strategy, capital allocation plans, and compensation policies, then we believe another active proxy season is inevitable come 2016.
      In Activist Ancora Threatens Another Proxy Fight at Shutterfly
    2. In the 2017 proxy season, retail shareholders beneficially-owned 30% of the shares in U.S. public companies; however, only 29% of those shares voted.
      In Bill Ackman Is Watching for These Six Washington Policies
    3. One thing that is somewhat remarkable about this proxy season is that votes in favor of environmental, social, and governance resolutions were higher than they've ever been.
      In American Express, GE, ExxonMobil, Smacked by Shareholders Over Diversity, Climate Change