Investors may be better placed to understand the financial implications of managing “E” in ESG when financed carbon emissions are measured and tracked.
Advisor / investors can create custom values-based metrics on which to build a portfolio or fund-level profile against which they can judge whether an investment is more or less aligned with their objectives – financial and non-financial
Regardless of legislative points of view, standard disclosures across sustainability and ESG topics, regardless of materiality in a specific company’s instance, is necessary to provide a foundation for evaluation across firms and time. Allowing companies to provide contextual guidance about how such disclosures fit into risk management activities or long-term strategy also provides useful information upon which investors and other market participants can base decisions.
Transparency is creating retail shareholder proxy voting apathy Last week’s blog post briefly discussed the decline in retail shareholders voting proxies and why corporate issuers might want to engage retail shareholders. Several papers have documented and explored reasons for retail shareholders proxy voting apathy and the apparent indifference to exercising their rights in corporate governance. […]
Retail Shareholder Proxy Voting in Decline, but Still Important According to Broadridge’s Proxy Pulse for 2020 US retail investors owned circa 29% of shares outstanding and voted proxies on 28% of their shares, which was significantly lower than the 92% voting rate across the institutional shareholder base. Ian Robertson in his 2018 analysis of retail […]
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) Money is flowing into companies and funds that cloak themselves in a sustainability mantle. Anyone looking for capital might be incentivized to align themselves with this hot trend, which means how firms and funds talk about their sustainability activities and how they measure impact is very important. Transparent, measurable, comparable […]