Shareholder proposals to highlight ESG and proxy access in 2016
11. Januar 2016
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Uncertain risk outlook and rising interest rates to help shape investment strategies, Hermes says in 2016 outlook
Proxy access will remain on the cards in the US while increasing awareness of climate change, diversity and other ESG issues will help determine the focus of shareholder proposals and relations with companies in 2016, Hermes Investment Management predicts.
‘In 2015 we saw a record number of shareholder proposals regarding environmental issues and this is likely to continue in 2016, particularly in the US,’ says Colin Melvin, CEO of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, in the firm’s 2016 outlook. ‘Businesses are also facing further pressure to address social issues. In particular, human and labor rights will be in the spotlight.’
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