Although BlackRock prefers not to publicly disclose the details of engagements with individual companies, we do provide information on the scope of our responsible investing work. Our corporate governance and engagement principles, our market-specific voting policies, proxy voting histories, and proxy voting FAQs are available on this page
Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment
Global Proxy Voting Guidelines
Our voting guidelines are applied on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration specific circumstances at a company, as well as regional market and policy developments.
Proxy Voting Guidelines for:
|Australian Securities||Japanese Securities|
|Asia ex Japan Securities||Latin America Securities|
|Canadian Securities||New Zealand Securities|
|European, Middle Eastern, and African Securities||U.S. Securities|
These guidelines describe BlackRock’s beliefs and expectations related to executive compensation practices, our Say on Pay analysis framework, and our typical approach to engagement and voting on Say on Pay.
Proxy Voting History
View complete vote records filed with the SEC on form N-PX for the reporting period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
Canadian Fund Vote Disclosures
Proxy voting FAQ
For an overview of our proxy voting approach, please download our FAQ.
Statements on Stewardship
Papers and Research
As the debate on differentiated voting rights is gaining momentum, it's important to understand the risks associated with this practice and the reasons why BlackRock supports the proportionality principle. We reviewed the common assumptions regarding differentiated voting rights and have proposed alternative solutions to reinforce long-termism.
Not a good year for gender diversity in Australian public life. Research has shown gender diversity, but real embedded progress is hard to find. We review the 2013 annual reports of their 200 largest firms, revealing 3 key findings.
The issue of gender diversity is receiving greater attention across Asia. Hong Kong business leaders have shown commitment to bring more women on to boards with new diversity reporting requirements. We review 35 firms and reveal 2 key findings.