Social responsibility is an increasingly important issue for shareholders and companies alike.
We took a look at recent voting trends in one particular segment of the ESG space: environmental shareholder proposals, including sub-categories of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions shareholder proposals. The results cover the years 2016 through 2018, and include the number of proposals submitted each year, as well as which 2018 proposals received majority support.
While the number of proposals in the environmental space in 2018 reaching the ballot has declined meaningfully since 2016, the number receiving majority support has remained about the same. We highlight this as majority support occurrences here are higher than in the social or political proposal space, the other broad categories of ESG.
Get the full report: Voting Trends in the Environmental Shareholder Proposal Space