Corporate Governance/ESG

Corporate governance has become an important subject in boardroom and investor discussions.  Environmental, Social, and Governance – ESG – has been growing in prominence as its application becomes essential to investor decisions and for businesses throughout the world who work to adhere to an evolving array of ESG framework principles.  As more stakeholders engage, ESG is playing a decisive role as investments are evaluated and decisions are made which will ultimately affect the returns on those investments and, importantly, the costs and allocation of capital. ESG frameworks and practices continue to evolve with implications for organizations and investors across the globe. Accordingly, ACCF has a dedicated team that is working to lead and communicate the needs of businesses, the implications of ESG practices, and ensure that the processes and principles that are established that will help align and balance ESG and financial results and provide the flexibility that businesses and their investors need to understand ESG metrics and reporting.

News

New Report: The declining number of public companies and mandatory reporting...

Washington, DC – After peaking in 1996 at more than 8,000 companies, the number of domestic US-listed public companies traded on major US exchanges...

Energy Research and Solutions Depend on All Available Resources

The Well News
Recent articles and reviews seem to be drawing more attention to a rising concern for universities and the fossil fuel companies that continue to...

Op-Ed: ESG principles must include balanced and globally aligned approaches

Investment News
This will ensure that energy and aerospace/defense sectors continue to attract the necessary investment and financing needed to guard global economic growth and national security.

Research & Publications

Are Proxy Advisors Still a Problem?

2020 proxy season analysis shows companies believe errors continue

The Realities of Robo-Voting

ACCF Report Finds Numerous Asset Managers Voting in Lockstep with Proxy Advisor Recommendations

Are Proxy Advisors Really a Problem?

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