Environmental Proxy Proposals Are Making More Demands – Risk & Compliance Journal. – WSJ

Shareholder proposals focusing on environmental issues are not only becoming more frequent but also increasingly sophisticated, with resolutions evolving from requests for greenhouse gas emissions cuts to demands for disclosure of strategies to manage climate risks and for linking executive pay with sustainability performance.

Socially minded investors who began seeking greater transparency from corporations’ environmental policies in the past decade are now looking for more detailed plans on how companies mitigate risks associated to climate change, such as more weather disasters. They are also pushing for more details of business models that would profit from greater regulatory obligations for more energy efficient operations and practices, said investors and governance specialists.

Source: Environmental Proxy Proposals Are Making More Demands – Risk & Compliance Journal. – WSJ

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