The co-founder and president of the Center for Political Accountability discusses the growth in support for shareholder proposals urging companies to disclose election-related spending and why companies that don’t disclose these payments face political risk.
Poor governance and issues with executive compensation aren't enough to warrant credible activist involvement on their own, but they can serve as a lever for shareholders that have broader outcomes in mind, says Shane Goodwin, the chief of the Applied Corporate Governance Institute.
Holding directors accountable is an important tool in BlackRock's arsenal to impact corporate responsibility, said Ray Cameron, head of investment stewardship for the Americas at the firm, during a keynote interview at The Deal's Corporate Governance 2020 virtual event.
Experts were cautiously optimistic during a panel at The Deal's Corporate Governance 2020 virtual event that the SEC could move to form a standardized disclosure ruling on climate change once President-elect Biden is able to appoint an SEC chair.
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