Each year Equilar, the leader in executive compensation and corporate governance data, analyzes the proxy statements and shareholder voting results for the 500 largest US companies by revenues (i.e. the “Equilar 500”), and highlights trends in reporting and voting over the past five fiscal years.
DFIN provides independent “commentary” for the report, adding insight and advice to the numbers.
Key practice points and trends discussed in this year’s report include:
- Addressing perennial and new topics of investor interest
- Getting the most out of your shareholder engagement efforts
- Trends in shareholder proposal frequency, and voting support, including for social and environmental issues
- Board appointment trends by gender
- Most common company selected measures in year-one Pay versus Performance (PvP) disclosures
- Applying the requisite financial reporting controls to ESG data as it moves from voluntary to mandated, structured data