Governance in Brief – December 1, 2022
Intel changes performance metrics for CEO’s new-hire award Intel has amended the new hire agreement for CEO Pat Gelsinger by increasing the share price growth target from 30% to 50%, extending the post-grant vesting period from three to five years, and increasing the number of trading days during which target prices need to be maintained from 30 to 90 days. The decision comes after more than half of votes cast by shareholders at the 2022 AGM opposed the company’s remuneration report.
Demystifying the EU Action Plan: 10 Key Terms Explained
As the EU Action Plan’s legislative framework is being formalized and implemented, many investment firms may still need clarity on its regulations and terminology. In this blog, we demystify 10 key terms to help you better understand the EU Action Plan.
What’s Happening in Sustainable Finance: Sovereigns Focus on Biodiversity, Use of Proceed Instruments Gaining Ground as Sustainability-Linked Instruments Face Scrutiny, and More
Our review of the sustainable finance market looks at GSSS bright spots amid global financial headwinds, sovereign and corporates’ focus on biodiversity, and the uptick in use of proceed instruments as sustainability-linked instruments face scrutiny.
Governance in Brief – November 24, 2022
Costco to set new emissions targets following activist demands Activist investment firm Green Century Capital Management claims that Costco Wholesale Corp has pledged to set new Scope 3 climate reduction targets in 2023. At Costco’s January 2022 AGM, 70% of votes supported a proposal from Green Century for the company to include emissions from producers and distributors in its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Physical Climate Risk: Preparing Your Portfolio for a Changing Climate
The physical climate risks affecting assets are likely to increase in the coming years, as the impacts of climate change are felt more frequently and with more intensity. In this guide, learn how companies and investors can assess their exposure to physical climate risks.
Governance in Brief – November 17, 2022
Renault to potentially spin off EV line and partner with Geely French carmaker Renault Group has announced plans to split its activities into five separate businesses: “Ampere” (electrical vehicles), “Power” (combustion- and hybrid-engine assets), “Alpine” (sports cars), “Mobilize” (financial services), and “The Future is Neutral” (recycling activities). The company is considering listing Ampere on Euronext Paris in 2023 and has said that it will welcome external investors while maintaining a “strong majority.”
ESG Data Market Gaps: 3 Areas of Interest for Investors Measuring Material ESG Risk
Many global investors already incorporate ESG factors into their evaluation of public companies across developed markets. We are now observing increasing interest in applying ESG considerations across a broader set of asset classes and regions.
On-Demand Webinar: Cyberattacks, Corporate Exposure, and Material ESG Risk
Data privacy and cybersecurity-related issues have become major drivers of business risk in recent years. Cyber risk is “the most immediate and financially material sustainability risk that organizations face today,” according to the World Economic Forum.
Asia-Pacific Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022
In this Asia-Pacific supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the APAC region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022
In this Europe, Middle East, and Africa supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the EMEA region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.
Americas Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022
In this Americas supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the Americas are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.
Governance in Brief – November 10, 2022
Petrobras to pay massive third quarter dividend Petrobras has approved the payment of around BRL 43.68 billion (USD 8.4 billion) in Q3 dividends. Of the total dividend, around BRL 20 billion (USD 3.9 billion) will go to the Brazilian federal government, Petrobras’ controlling shareholder.
The EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth: Twelve Essential Questions Answered for Investors
Learn what the EU Action Plan is, its objectives, and the importance of taking immediate action to comply with its various regulations including the EU Taxonomy Regulation, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, and the EU Benchmarks Regulation.