BlackRock's Investment Stewardship Principles 2022

Published 1 February 2022 by Nancy Hameni

As it does each year, the world’s largest investment manager has recently issues its Investment Stewardship Principles for 2022. The annual Policy Update provides BlackRock’s approach and key focus points for the upcoming proxy season.

The BlackRock 2022 policy update covers seven key themes:

1.      Board of Directors

2.      Auditors and Audit related issues

3.      Capital structure, mergers, asset sales, and other special transactions

4.      Compensation and benefits

5.      Environmental and social issues

6.      General corporate governance matters and shareholder protections

7.      Shareholder proposals

Here we provide a summary of the main updates. For full details, BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship Global Principles can be downloaded here.