Autodesk – Board/Executive Diversity (2021) — Issue Type =
Outcome: Subsequent to our filing in December 2020,  and following dialogue with the company, Autodesk announced in February, 2021 the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer, both of whom expand gender and racial/ethnic diversity in its senior leadership.  Women and people of color will now comprise 45% and 9%, respectively,  of its executive team (up from 27% and 0%). Autodesk commits to provide descriptions of the recent executive leadership hires and information about its recruiting process and diversity & belonging strategy in its 2021 proxy statement. As a result of these disclosures and commitments we withdrew the proposal.