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Washington down on proxy advisers

Gary Retelny said ISS works ‘extremely hard’ to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest. Sally Montana Powerful institutions in Washington are taking a renewed look...

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New Report: Robo-Voting Confirmed

Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

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New Report Highlights Impact & Extent of Flawed Proxy Advisor Recommendations 

New Report Highlights Impact & Extent of Flawed Proxy Advisor Recommendations  ACCF-commissioned research confirms alarming practice of robo-voting is real and quantifies scale of proxy advisor...

Influential advisers blindsiding corporate America on shareholder votes

Proxy-advisory firms, under scrutiny in Washington over the weight given to their corporate-policy guidance, aren't giving companies enough time to respond to voting recommendations...

Report Details Significant Problems With Shadowy Industry Used To Push Environmental Crusades

Investors are voting on expensive shareholder proposals designed to tackle global warming without understanding the negative effect such measures have on their investments, according...

Are Proxy Advisors Really a Problem?

ACCF-commissioned research confirms alarming practice of robo-voting is real and quantifies scale of proxy advisor errors

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ACCF Moderates EPIC Panel on Clean Energy Innovation

On October 10, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, in partnership with the American Council for Capital Formation, ClearPath, and Oxford...

Shakeup at CalPERS board: Police officer unseats pension fund’s president

CalPERS is considered underfunded because its assets are worth about 71 percent of what it owes in promised benefits to retirees and public employees. Some cities, including Corona, have complained that rising pension costs are inhibiting their ability to fund other services.

Clean Capitalist Coalition Launches During National Clean Energy Week

"Unleashing the power of the free-market is the most effective and efficient way to address the challenges posed by climate change. We need to signal to the markets that investment in innovation and clean energy technologies is a win-win. I look forward to working together with the Clean Capitalist Coalition to promote policies that achieve this goal," said Drew Bond, senior fellow and director of energy innovation programs at ACCF.

ACCF September Salon: The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy

On September 27, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon, "The Need for a National Energy Innovation Strategy." Headlining the event were administration officials Melissa...

Cracking the Proxy Racket: The SEC withdraws guidance that built a corporate-governance duopoly.

A Wall Street Journal editorial examines recent SEC guidance efforts in the role of proxy advisors. BlackRock Vice Chairman Barbara Novice responds in a letter to the editor.

Corporate Lobbyists Notch Win in SEC Walk-Back on Proxy Advisers

The withdrawal of the SEC letters could help the bill’s supporters achieve their goals without Congress. “It’s a great first step toward genuine reform of the way these proxy advisory firms have exerted their influence over corporate governance matters,” said Tim Doyle, vice president and general counsel of American Council for Capital Formation, which supports the bill.

Former Trump adviser opens GOP climate shop

Former Trump administration official George David Banks is teaming with other Republicans to launch a climate center. Robin Bravender/E&E News A former Trump White House...