Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson July 14, 2022
Every year, US shareholders file 400 to 500 resolutions that ask companies to address environmental and social (E&S) issues. If a company believes the shareholder resolution does not comply with procedural requirements or otherwise fits within an exception of Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, it requests...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson January 12, 2022
Are nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and mandatory arbitration standard employment procedures or barriers to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion?...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson July 22, 2021
Wrapped up in the rise of values-aligned investing and stakeholder capitalism is an increase in active ownership. One way to measure this rise is in the vote totals in support of shareholder resolutions on environmental and social issues...
Values-Aligned Investing by Austin Wilson May 27, 2021
For 23 years, shareholders held votes on whether Home Depot should disclose the EEO-1 forms it files annually with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and describe the most basic data on its workforce diversity. As other large companies scramble to disclose data on DEI, Home Depot has finally agreed to...
© 2023 BlackRock, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. BLACKROCK and APERIO are trademarks of BlackRock, Inc. or its affiliates. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The opinions expressed are subject to change at any time without notice. References to specific securities, asset classes and financial markets are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be and should not be interpreted as recommendations.
This material may contain “forward-looking” information that is not purely historical in nature. Such information may include, among other things, projections, forecasts, estimates of yields or returns, and proposed or expected portfolio composition. Moreover, any historical performance information of other investment vehicles or composite accounts managed by BlackRock, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries (together, “BlackRock”) included in this material is presented by way of example only. No representation is made that any performance presented will be achieved, or that every assumption made in achieving, calculating or presenting either the forward-looking information or the historical performance information herein has been considered or stated in preparing this material. Any changes to assumptions that may have been made in preparing this material could have a material impact on the investment returns that are presented herein by way of example. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The information and opinions contained in this material are derived from proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, are not necessarily all-inclusive and are not guaranteed as to accuracy.