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Climate, Diversity Resolutions Among Key Themes in This Year’s Proxy Season

Five things you should know from Sustainalytics' stewardship director Jackie Cook.

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At Morningstar, hotly debated questions about trends in proxy voting are submitted to Jackie Cook. A native of South Africa and onetime Rhodes scholar, Cook has spent two decades studying financial data related to corporate governance and investor advocacy about environmental, social, and governance issues. Today, she heads up a stewardship advisory program at Sustainalytics, Morningstar's sustainability research arm. We checked in with Cook in the thick of this year's proxy season, the springtime rite in which shareholders vote on resolutions affecting the companies they own. 

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Leslie Norton does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.