The drafting and release of the Principles has attracted global interest. The following links are a selection of the coverage received. If you are a member of the press with a question about the Principles please contact committee (at) bppgrp (dot) info

Press Releases

February 2015: Feedback & Reporting Procedures Download
May 2014: Report of Chairman Download
May 2014: Position Paper – Shareholder Rights Directive Update Download
March 2014: Final Release of Principles Download
October 2013: Consultation Announcement Download


Wedlake Bell Legal Knowledge Portal

July 2014 | The proxy advisory industry takes a big step forward
“We are both hopeful and confident that the application of these Research Provider Principles will improve the quality of the corporate governance debate.”

Harvard Corporate Governance Blog

June 2014 | Dirk Zetzsche


May 2014 | Dirk Zetzsche


March 2014 | UK Corporate Update

New guidance for proxy advisors to improve issuer-investor relations

“The new principles should promote higher standards, greater consistency and increased transparency for both investors, who rely on their research when making voting decisions, and issuers, who may now find it easier to engage with such advisors.”

Proxy advisors: i nuovi Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research

5th March 2014 | Diritto Bancario

Proxy Advisers Dodge Draconian Regulation

24th February 2014 | Financial Times

Proxy group poised to pitch international code of conduct

17th February 2014 | Financial News

Proxy advisory group aims to ‘bust’ sector myths

30th October 2013 | Financial News