Following the 2022 Proxy Season, we are pleased to share our insights and recommendations in the ESG Voting Policy Overlay Mid-Year Report. This report offers an overview of our voting recommendations as well as a review of the most important trends and outcomes of the 2022 proxy season.
- A record number of ESG resolutions were voted in H1 2022, compared with previous years
- Increasing regulatory and investor focus on governance arrangements in ESG is prompting scrutiny of board nominees
- Investors pressed more companies for interim emissions targets covering the full value chain, shifting focus to supply chain, and financed emissions in H1 2022
- Growing investor demand for reporting on metrics and targets extended beyond carbon emissions to address issues related to decent working conditions, water stewardship, plastic waste, deforestation, and DEI.