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Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM

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Biography

Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, where he focuses on corporate governance issues. He was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.

Author's Posts
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in Canada

In September, CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) released two new reports — ESG Integration in the Americas: Markets, Practices, and Data, and Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration: Equities and Fixed Income.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in the United States

CFA Institute and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative released two new reports: ESG Integration in the Americas: Markets, Practices, and Data, and Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration: Equities and Fixed Income.

Two New Reports Explore ESG Integration in Americas, and Offer Global Case Studies of ESG Integration

Two new reports examine our understanding of ESG integration, what it is, what it isn't, and how to do it well.

ESG Q&A: Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment

Climate change is an issue that will have an immense impact on our lives and the financial world in the coming years. Engagement between issuers and investors on the issue is increasing as investors begin to plan for investing in a world with a lower carbon footprint.

Institutional Investor Survey Highlights Increasing Engagement

Institutional investors continue to recognize the importance of their stewardship activities working to improve companies’ ESG, pay, and fiduciary practices through corporate engagement and proxy voting.

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Capitalism, and That Ain’t Such a Bad Thing

Neither unicorns nor unfettered capitalism are real. You need to stretch the definition of a unicorn to claim they were ever real, and capitalism with constraints just leaves you in a Hobbesian nightmare that wouldn’t be good for anyone.

How Will SEC Guidance on Shareowner Proposals Play Out?

SEC's published guidance for Rule 14a-8(i)(7) will affect the ability of issuers to exclude shareowner proposals from the proxy statement.

Counting Proxy Votes of Registered Shares Needs Modernizing

Recent contested proxy vote at Proctor & Gamble highlights the antiquated approach to counting ballots from registered shareholders. The approach is bad corporate governance and needs to change.

Use of ESG Data in Investing Is Maturing, But Regional and Gender Differences Exist

CFA Institute surveyed its members about whether they are considering ESG factors in their investment process and to get a sense for any trends in the evolving ESG landscape.

CorpGov Roundup: Stewardship Code, ESG, Dual-Class Shares and More

July’s corporate governance news includes a new stewardship code, tracking ESG indexes, a win and a loss for dual-class shares, disclosing executive pay, and possible changes to a listing regime.

CorpGov Roundup: A New Index, Say on Pay, Potential Changes to Listing Rules, and More

A new index for tracking the performance of non-state-owned organizations and moves toward taking some steps that are counter to good corporate governance made news in June.

Investors Should be More Skeptical of Executive Compensation Recommendations

Although there have been improvements in executive compensation practices, there are still more improvements that need to be made.

CorpGov Roundup: Gender Diversity, Stewardship Principles, and More

Pushing for gender diversity on boards, adopting stewardship principles, and creating an index to rank firms on their corporate governance are a few of the highlights in corpgov news for May.

Financial Choice Act’s Shareholder Resolution Threshold May Squelch Activity

Financial Choice Act would require shareowners that want to file a resolution at a company’s annual meeting to hold 1% of a company’s shares for three years to do so. Categories: Standards, Ethics and Regulations



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