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2019 Dutch AGM season: large number of board proposals rejected by shareholders or withdrawn ahead of shareholders meeting

Shareholders of Dutch listed companies are increasingly voting against board proposals. In particular poorly substantiated proposals for exorbitant executive pay packages and proposals that would lead to a "carte blanche" for the board to issue new shares led to shareholder rebellion. This is one of the main findings in today’s released Eumedion analysis of the 2019 AGM season.

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Eumedion recommendations to make executive remuneration policies more stakeholder-oriented

An external, 'peer' group of companies should no longer be leading for the level and structure of executive remuneration. Supervisory boards must attach equal importance to the pay ratios within the company, the identity, the purpose and the values ​​of the company and the expectations of the relevant stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers and the wider society. Eumedion has embedded this principle in the today's updated principles for a responsible executive remuneration policy of Dutch listed companiess.

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Eumedion: reporting standards on climate risks should be incorporated in the EU Accounting Directive

Eumedion believes that the proposal to adopt the reporting standards on climate risks in the non-binding guidelines on non-financial reporting is not effective and is a proponent of incorporating those standards in the EU Accounting directive. This follows from today's Eumedion’s response to the call for feedback on the recently published report of the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on climate-related disclosures.

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


DVFA Governance & Stewardship Conference

The German Association of Investment Professionals will hold its second conference on governance and stewardship on 19 September 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. One of the themes that will be discussed is the possible establishment of a German Stewardship Code. Eumedion Executive Director Rients Abma will participate in a panel discussion on the international experiences with stewardship codes. Click here for more information and registration.