Investment stewardship

A voice for long-term shareholder value

March 01, 2022


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John Galloway Vanguard Global Head of Investment Stewardship
The image shows a breakdown of proxy ballot items that Vanguard voted on during shareholder meetings from 2018 through 2021. On average, environmental and social proposals accounted for 0.2% of voting activity, while 45.2% focused on electing directors and other board-related proposals, 15.9% on capitalization, 11.3% on adjournment or other business, 10.2% on executive compensation and other compensation-related proposals, 6.6% on shareholder rights and governance-related proposals, 6.1% on approval of auditors, and 4.5% on mergers and acquisitions.
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