This article reviews some of the key trends related to environmental and social issues in the 2018 U.S. proxy season, including:
- Record shareholder proposal with drawal rate signals more productive engagement
- Number of majority-supported E&S proposals rise
- Climate change still a primary focus
- Political spending, gender/ethnicity pay equity, and workplace and board diversity continued to be the top E&S issuesfor shareholder proposals.
- High-profile social issue proposals gain traction.