Racial injustice concerns spark record number of diversity proposals at US firms

Covid, climate and lobbying are also driving shareholder resolutions in 2021, says report

Last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests have driven change at the corporate ballot box
Last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests have driven change at the corporate ballot box

The number of shareholder proposals filed at US companies on workforce diversity has doubled this year to a record 69, driven by the growing focus on racial injustice after the killing of George Floyd last May and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The numbers have bee…

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