April 22, 2021

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As I blogged a few weeks ago, I’m thrilled that Lawrence Heim has joined our team to lead this new ESG platform. With Lawrence being a longtime ESG professional, you’ll be able to use his daily updates and more than 30 years of experience to get practice pointers and real talk on developments that affect your sustainability programs – including how to manage ESG data tracking and reporting.

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More on “Senate Confirms Gary Gensler as SEC Chair”

Lynn blogged last week that the Senate had confirmed Gary Gensler’s nomination as the next SEC chair. He’s now been sworn in, meaning all 5 Commissioners are now in place! And while the original confirmation ran only through June 5th of this year, the Senate has now also approved (54-45) his nomination for the succeeding 5-year term that ends June 5th, 2026.

Transcript: “Shareholders Speak: How This Year’s Expectations Are Different”

We’ve posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Shareholders Speak: How This Year’s Expectations Are Different.” If you’re gearing up for your annual meeting – or shareholder engagements – you’ll want to check this out. Sustainable Governance Partners’ Rob Main led a program with Yumi Narita of the Office of the NYC Comptroller, Ryan Nowicki of State Street Global Advisors, and Danielle Sugarman of BlackRock. Among the topics covered:

– Key 2021 Priorities

– Voting Expectations

– Changes to In-Season Engagements

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