Corporate Secretary Magazine: A slow burn – Shareholders warming to climate proposals

November 3, 2021

Kira Ciccarelli

Are corporate statements on the climate crisis translating into action?

The Diligent Institute set out to gain a better understanding of how environmental proposals and corresponding shareholder approval have trended over time. Using Diligent’s Compensation and Governance Intel (Diligent CGI), we analyzed environmental resolutions put forward at 5,062 companies in the US, Canada, the UK, France and Australia, along with their levels of shareholder support from January 1, 2016, to August 31, 2021.

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By Kira Ciccarelli, Lead Research Specialist, Diligent Institute

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.