3 Corporate Governance Trends To Watch This Proxy Season

Law360 (April 7, 2021, 5:59 PM EDT) -- While the 2021 proxy season is just beginning, several intersecting trends are emerging that could have an impact for years to come.

Early data show[1] that U.S. corporations are fighting harder than ever to keep shareholder proposals off the ballot, while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a series of notices indicating that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues will be a priority this year. And after a year of disappointing results, some corporate boards are abandoning their commitment to performance-based metrics.

The convergence of these three trends will no doubt make the proxy season of 2021 one...

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