Each year Georgeson publishes an annual review of the European AGM season which covers the most important takeaways and developments across seven European markets as well as predictions for how shareholder priorities and expectations will change in 2023. You will also read about instances where companies received higher opposition than their peers and why some investors chose not to support these resolutions.

Topics covered:

  • "Say on climate" advisory votes on company plans and disclosures were put forward for the second consecutive year
  • Increasing spotlight on environmental and social resolutions
  • Three times as many companies put forward advisory votes on their climate action plans and disclosures compared with 2021
  • Proxy advisors maintained their strong influence on voting outcomes in 2022
  • Resolutions relating to the remuneration of executives continue to be the most contested resolution type across Europe

With exclusive ESG insights from the following institutional investors:

  • Louise Dudley, Portfolio Manager at Federated Hermes
  • Pippa O’Riley, Corporate Governance Analyst at Schroders
  • Asad Butt, Senior ESG Analyst at HSBC Global Asset Management
  • Edouard Dubois, Head of Proxy Voting at Amundi Asset Management

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