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Paul Verney

Paul joined RI’s editorial team in 2017 and has developed a particular interest in shareholder engagement and ESG voting. His journalistic beat also includes developments in the banking sector around sustainability. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from King’s College London.
Record numbers of climate proposals in Japan were filed in 2023. RI talks to investors behind the push about the progress seen this season, the cumbersome filing process and what's ahead.
Asset owners and stewardship arm of Federated Hermes have all flagged absence of third-party lobbying disclosures from bloc’s proposed corporate sustainability regime.
Dutch investment giant says ambitious policy engagement could have ‘enormous’ impact on the market.
EU flags in front of European Commission building in Brussels
PRI, EFAMA and Eurosif warn shift away from mandatory ESRS reporting will harm investors’ ability to meet their own reporting requirements under SFDR.
Influential proxy advisor seeks to ‘set the record straight’ in letter to Republican treasurers, following recent scrutiny.
A boardroom
AP7 and CofE reverse plans to vote against CEO and chair following promise by UK energy giant to disclose lobbying activities on climate change.
On-going procurement revealed systematic integration of sustainability factors beyond emissions would be an ‘absolute nightmare’ for UK scheme.
Australia’s Treasury launches second consultation on design of standards.
Asset owners and regulators express support for first standards from global sustainability reporting body.
Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Building in Washington DC. The SEC regulates stocks and bonds and related financial activities.
Republican commissioner Mark Uyeda suggests US firms could bypass SEC when determining whether a shareholder proposal should go to the vote.

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