June 10, 2021 Executive Compensation Shareholder Voting Reports

2021 Say on Pay Report S&P 500 Companies Continue to Account for a Quarter of the Failures

The current 2021 failure rate of 2.9% remains above the 2.2% failure rate observed at this time last year, with 8 more companies failing since our last report. Approximately 32% of failures are at least partially due to Covid-related actions, continuing to account for nearly a third of failures as the season progresses.

The energy, information technology, and communication service sectors continue to receive elevated failure rates of 6% or above. The support of E&S proposals continues to be higher this proxy season with twenty social proposals (18%) and fourteen environmental proposals (40%) receiving greater than 50% support thus far in 2021.

Contributors

Todd Sirras

Austin Vanbastelaer

Justin Beck

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