Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions

Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions Nearly half of major companies in the highest polluting sectors worldwide are failing to weigh up how climate change will affect their businesses. The findings come from the State of the Transition report compiled by the Transition Pathway Initiative, an organisation backed by asset owners and fund managers, […]

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UK funds braced for tougher regulatory stance on climate UK pension funds and listed companies are to be handed a new list of reporting requirements, following publication of the UK government’s Green Finance Strategy at the start of July. The new report outlined “ambitious actions” which include the requirement for better quality disclosures for occupational […]

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As part of Minerva’s continued expansion, we are pleased to announce four new international contact points are now available: Americas – Toronto: +1 647 503 2848 Asia-Pac – Hong Kong: +852 5803 1687 Europe- Frankfurt: +49 (0)69 7191 6000 UK – London: +44 (0)20 3009 0853

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David Crum to lead Asset Owner Project Minerva Analytics is pleased to announce the appointment of David Crum as Managing Director – Asset Owner Solutions. David joined the company on 1st July 2019 and will have a wide-ranging remit which includes building market awareness of Minerva’s stewardship, ESG and shareholder voting tools in the post […]

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Solactive, the European Fintech Leader Makes Strategic Investment in Minerva.

Solactive makes strategic investment in European governance, sustainability and proxy voting firm, Minerva Analytics. Solactive announces the completion of a strategic investment in Minerva to accelerate growth of the electronic voting, stewardship and ESG research services firm. Following the deal’s completion, Minerva will build-out its research and client service capability through Solactive’s offices in Frankfurt, […]

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The social cost of failed stewardship “Eye-watering and unjustified CEO pay packages are corrosive of trust in business and threaten to undermine the public’s support for the way our economy operates.” That’s the conclusion of Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee following publication of the Committee’s Eighteenth Report […]

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Micro Focus: Transaction-based award resulting in excessive pay

AGM Update: Following the 29 March AGM, Micro Focus disclosed that the Remuneration Report was defeated with a 50.4% vote against – on a non-binding basis.   Shareholders have become accustomed to the concept of pay for performance, but pay for transactions rarely attract the same level of scrutiny. Micro Focus International plc (LON: MCRO) […]

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Lonmin plc’s major shareholder opposing KPMG’s re-appointment

Audit-related voting dissent still rare When it comes to audit-related voting, shareholders have traditionally paid less attention to audit issues than other governance issues. Using Minerva’s VoteWatch module, this week we’re looking at two topical cases: Lonmin plc and SIG plc. At platinum mining group Lonmin plc’s 2018 AGM 49.2% of the shareholder ballot withheld […]

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Blue Prism Group: LTIP structure around performance shares award

Blue Prism Group is overhauling its remuneration structure for the coming year with an increase in pay opportunity and the introduction of new long-term incentive awards. As Blue Prism is listed on AIM the company is not required to put its forward-looking remuneration policy to shareholders for approval, although they are offered a non-binding vote […]

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AIM & remuneration disclosure: still room for improvement

AIM & remuneration disclosure: still room for improvement Unlike their main market peers, AIM companies are not obliged to follow the detailed legislation surrounding executive pay practice. After AIM Rule 26 was changed in March 2018, they now just have to disclose which governance code they follow. For many, that will be the QCA Governance […]

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