Season Snapshots: Korea KOSPI

As the 2022 proxy season approaches, ISS Corporate Solutions looks back at director elections and related controversies that defined 2021 and examines the increasing focus on ESG and sustainable investment issues among companies in the Korea Composite Stock Price Index.

Last year’s proxy season saw a resurgence of activism and minority shareholder rights, trends that are likely to continue this year because they’re backed by regulatory change.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • There was a resurgence of activism and minority shareholder rights in 2021
  • Failure to remove indicted directors continues to be a governance risk
  • The 3% rule is boosting minority shareholder power

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