Financials, Policy and Regulation, Sector Focus, US

Do ESG resolutions stand a chance at banks’ AGMs?

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Banks’ boards often set out the case as to why shareholders should vote against ESG resolutions (Photo: Pascal Lauener/Reuters)

Though a Securities and Exchange Commission rule change has opened the gate for greater numbers of sustainability proposals, the outcome of shareholders’ resolutions on ESG remain uncertain.

Every year, banks tell shareholders how not to vote. Proxy statements, issued in advance of companies’ annual meetings, make the case for ...

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