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We publish Investment Stewardship Insights to provide investors, portfolio companies, and other interested parties with timely perspectives on important governance topics and key votes.

Voting insights

22 December 2023

Merger agreement at Sculptor Capital Management

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on a merger agreement at Sculptor.

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20 December 2023

Executive compensation and shareholder rights at W&T Offshore

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on executive compensation and shareholder rights proposals at W&T Offshore.

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20 December 2023

Governance reform at Star Entertainment

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on the company remuneration report and the CEO’s retention equity grant at Star Entertainment.

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15 December 2023

Lobbying proposal at Cenovus Energy

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on a lobbying shareholder proposal at Cenovus Energy.

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08 December 2023

Contested director election at Masimo Corporation

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on contested director elections at Masimo.

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08 December 2023

Vanguard's approach to shareholder proposals related to worker health and safety

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on shareholder proposals related to requests for audits of workplace safety practices.

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22 November 2023

Shareholder proposals regarding a racial equity audit at Home Depot

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds voted against proposals related to a racial equity audit at Home Depot.

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22 November 2023

Contested director elections at Atos

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on contested director elections at Atos.

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07 November 2023

Controversies and executive remuneration at Qantas

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds supported management proposals at Qantas.

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07 November 2023

Executive pay proposal at TreeHouse Foods

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds supported an executive pay proposal at TreeHouse Foods.

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07 November 2023

Shareholder proposal regarding disclosure of methane emissions at Coterra Energy Inc.

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds supported a climate-related shareholder proposal at Coterra.

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20 September 2023

ESG metrics in compensation plans

This piece outlines what the Vanguard-advised funds look for when ESG metrics are included in executive compensation plans.

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10 July 2023

CEO succession planning highlights governance concerns at SCOR

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds did not support the reelection of the vice chair of the board of directors.

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10 July 2023

Shareholder proposals to elect new directors at AGL Energy

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on contested director elections at AGL.

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10 July 2023

Shareholder proposal requesting enhanced diversity disclosure at United Parcel Service

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds did not support a DEI-related proposal at UPS.

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10 July 2023

Vanguard’s approach to board responsiveness

This piece outlines how the Vanguard Investment Stewardship team, on behalf of Vanguard-advised funds, thinks about the role a board plays in listening to and responding to shareholder perspectives.

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13 June 2023

Climate shareholder proposal at BP plc

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds did not support a climate-related shareholder proposal at BP.

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13 June 2023

Executive compensation and shareholder proposal on lobbying disclosure at Charter Communications

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on several proposals at Charter Communications.

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25 May 2023

Contested board elections at Leonardo and Enel

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on contested director elections at two Italian companies. 

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25 May 2023

Risk oversight failure at Credit Suisse

This piece provides rationale for how the Vanguard-advised funds voted on contested director elections at two Italian companies. 

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15 May 2023

Shareholder proposal requesting a third-party assessment of workers’ rights commitments at Starbucks

This piece provides rationale for why the Vanguard-advised funds did not support a shareholder proposal requesting a third-party assessment of the company’s commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. 

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