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

Op-Ed: Exxon Is Trying to Do Investors a Favor: Get Politics...

Barron's
Activists focusing on broad environmental and social issues are increasingly using the shareholder proposal process to push their agendas at U.S. public companies. The...

Rethinking Regulation

Real Clear Policy
Washington, DC is witnessing a regulatory race between agencies, sometimes covering each other’s areas, creating unnecessary and burdensome rules with significant economic impacts. Despite...

Legal Action and New Analysis Argue for Return to SEC’s Proposed...

In 2020, the SEC, chaired by Jay Clayton, proposed a set of amendments aimed to add transparency and fairness to the proxy advisory process....

Research & Publications

New Report: Proxy Season Analysis Shows Companies Still Reporting High...

ACCF documents a 28% increase in proxy advisor errors from 2021 Report  WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress holds hearings on the influence of proxy advisors...

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...

Are Proxy Advisors Still a Problem?

2020 proxy season analysis shows companies believe errors continue