Investment stewardship

Our investment stewardship team acts as the voice for Vanguard investors. Learn about our advocacy, engagement, and voting activities.

Statement on annual shareholder meetings

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a new reality for people, communities, and businesses. During this time, we understand that listed companies may choose to adapt their approaches to shareholder meetings. We welcome the use of virtual meetings or other options that ensure that shareholders’ voices are heard. Vanguard’s proxy voting activities continue. We ask that companies work within local regulatory frameworks, and publicly communicate any changes or delays of their proxy filings to the market.



 Voting Insights: Diversity, equity, and inclusion-related proposal at Amazon

 Voting Insights: Human rights shareholder proposal at American Tower

 Voting Insights: Diversity, equity, and inclusion at PayPal

 Voting Insights: Disclosures on lobbying, climate, and diversity and inclusion at UPS

 An independent investigation and director accountability votes at Toshiba

 Voting Insights: Racial equity audit shareholder proposal at Wells Fargo

 Voting Insights: Lobbying aligned to the Paris Agreement at Sempra Energy

 Voting Insights: Emissions reduction targets and climate lobbying at Phillips 66

 Voting Insights: Workers' rights and board accountability at Boohoo

 Voting Insights: Climate-related proposals at Royal Dutch Shell

 Voting Insights: Climate-related proposal at Union Pacific

 Voting Insights: Emission reduction targets at ConocoPhillips

 Voting Insights: Independent chair and political contributions proposals at Duke

 Voting Insights: Independent chair proposal and lobbying disclosure at Dominion Energy

 Voting Insights: Climate-related proposal at BP

 Insights: Shareholder proposals: Diversity, equity, and inclusion

 Voting Insights: How we evaluate Say on Climate proposals

 Voting Insights: A proxy contest and shareholder proposals related to material risk oversight at ExxonMobil

 Voting Insights: A push for greater environmental and social risk disclosure at Charter Communications

 Voting Insights: Diversity, equity, and inclusion disclosures at American Express

 2020 Investment Stewardship annual report

 Insights: How we evaluate shareholder proposals

 Insights: A continued call for boardroom diversity

 Insights: Diversity in the workplace

 UK and European proxy voting policy

 Vanguard Investment Stewardship 2020 Annual Report

 How Vanguard addresses climate risk

 Why climate change matters to long-term investors

 Insights: Vanguard’s expectations on climate risk governance

 Insights: Votes on key climate-related shareholder proposals

 Insights: Compensation in uncertain times

 Insights: Support for an independent chair at Boeing

 Vanguard 2020 Investment Stewardship Semiannual Engagement Update

 Vanguard's perspective on board diversity

 Vanguard Investment Stewardship 2019 Annual Report

 2019 Investment Stewardship: In focus: Europe

 What we do. How we do it. Why it matters

 Vanguard 2019 Investment Stewardship Semiannual Engagement Update

 Engaging with Vanguard: A guide for company boards and management teams

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