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Does Proxy Access Create Leverage—Even If No One Uses It?
Thanks to for catching this announcement from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and the NYC Retirement Systems, which reported that, since the inception of the Comptroller's "Boardroom Accountability Project," ...
United States
18 Oct 2019
ISS Seeks Comment On Potential 2020 Voting Policy Changes
ISS would continue voting against incumbent directors for as long as the problematic practice continued.
United States
17 Oct 2019
UK Companies: Guide To Granting Share Options In The US
This alert serves as a guide for UK and non-US clients wishing to grant options to employees and other service providers in the US.
16 Oct 2019
Strine Proposes To Reform The Corporate Governance System
Who else but Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine would bid his farewell to the Delaware bench with nothing less ambitious than a "comprehensive proposal to reform the American corporate governance system".
United States
8 Oct 2019
Are There Clues In The Last Proxy Season About The One To Come?
In 2019 Proxy Season Recap and 2020 Trends to Watch from consultant ICR, posted on The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
United States
7 Oct 2019
Will Corp Fin's New Policy For Addressing Shareholder Proposals Lead To More Litigation?
You may recall that, earlier this month, Corp Fin announced that it had revisited its approach to responding to no-action requests to exclude shareholder proposals.
United States
2 Oct 2019
SEC Commissioners Testify To House Committee
These hearings are, of course, broken up into bite-size five-minute Q&A sessions, so there is not much opportunity for in-depth questioning.
United States
30 Sep 2019
Is Pay For Performance A Mirage?
With regard to elements of comp, the message again is simplification.
United States
25 Sep 2019
ISS releases 2019 Global Policy Survey
ISS recently released the results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey. In this year's integrated survey, the topics included board gender diversity, overboarding, sunsetting of multi-class capital structures, ...
United States
20 Sep 2019
Corp Fin Changes Approach To Responding To No-Action Requests To Exclude Shareholder Proposals
The staff will continue to actively monitor correspondence and provide informal guidance to companies and proponents as appropriate.
United States
10 Sep 2019
SEC's Investor Advisory Committee Adopts "Proxy Plumbing" Recommendations
The changes are fairly nuanced, now also including some minority views.
United States
10 Sep 2019
A New Shareholder Proposal Regarding Firearms—Is It Just The Beginning?
In a post last month, I noted that, notwithstanding the growth in the number of shareholder proposals related to corporate social responsibility, for the 2019
United States
6 Sep 2019
SEC Adopts Guidance For Investment Advisers And Proxy Advisory Firms—Will It Make A Difference?
At an open meeting yesterday, the SEC voted (three to two) to publish guidance aimed at addressing some of the long-simmering controversy surrounding the reliance by investment advisers on proxy advisory firms.
United States
26 Aug 2019
Business Roundtable Says So Long To Shareholder Primacy—Commits To Deliver Value To All Stakeholders
In a press release issued today, the Business Roundtable announced the adoption of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, signed by 181 well-known
United States
22 Aug 2019
LTSE Proposes Listing Standards To Support Long-Term Value Creation
Much has been written about the problems associated with the prevalence of short-term thinking in corporate America.
United States
5 Aug 2019
Proposals For Political Spending Disclosure Make Headway This Proxy Season
In this article from the Center for Political Accountability, the authors tout the recent "banner proxy season" for disclosure of political spending, both in terms of the uptick in shareholder support for disclosure proposals submitted by CPA ...
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1 Aug 2019
SEC's Investor Advisory Committee Considers "Proxy Plumbing" Recommendations
Rumor has it that the SEC takes recommendations of the Committee seriously.
United States
30 Jul 2019
SEC Officials Preview Developments Regarding Shareholder Proposals And Proxy Advisors
As noted in blog, last week, the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held an event discussing corporate governance and possible reforms.
United States
25 Jul 2019
Are Executives Making Rational Choices About Investments In ESG?
In this new paper from the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford, "Stakeholders and Shareholders: Are Executives Really ‘Penny Wise and Pound Foolish' About ESG?," the authors examined survey data ...
United States
22 Jul 2019
Rulemaking Petition Seeks To Rein In Stock Buybacks
But nowhere does Rule 10b-18 address this issue, the petition claims.
United States
11 Jul 2019
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