Sustainable and ESG investors pushed an increasingly broad agenda at corporate annual meetings in 2023, despite an opposing movement attempting to politicize key social and environmental issues in the boardroom.
Transparency was at the center when critical issues including emissions reductions, diversity, equity and inclusion, lobbying, and human rights and environmental stewardship came to a vote at this year’s corporate annual meetings.
After identifying issues of concern for an otherwise exemplary company, shareholder engagement—and, in some cases, filing shareholder proposals—can be a crucial strategy to advance ESG goals, as we illustrate with US Bank.
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