Fall 2019: ESG Disclosure in Proxy Statements Report

In brief: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continue to be a priority for investors. In response, companies are increasing their ESG disclosures, including in the proxy statement. This compendium of disclosure examples demonstrates the various ways in which a company can describe its E&S accomplishments in its proxy statement. The report looks at four key ESG areas: overall sustainability, human capital management, climate change and board shareholder engagement.

This resource can help your board to:

  • Understand current trends in proxy disclosure for key ESG topics,
  • Prepare for upcoming ESG disclosures,
  • and identify ESG focused shareholder engagement topics.

Most relevant audiences: Nominating and Governance Committee members, Compensation Committee members, General Counsel