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December 24, 2012 Does Sustainability Matter?Source: The Motley Fool
This week, the Governance & Accountability Institute released a report titled, "2012 Corporate ESG/Sustainability/Responsibility Reporting -- Does It Matter?" (link opens PDF file). I'll spare you the suspense: It turns out that...
December 19, 2012 ISS Releases 2013 Proxy Voting PoliciesSource: Mondaq.com
This memorandum summarizes the key Final Policies applicable to U.S. Companies, together with some additional commentary provided by ISS staff members during the Webinar, and notes the differences between the Proposed Policies...
December 11, 2012 United Natural Foods (UNFI): How I Voted – Proxy Score 17%Source: CorpGov.net
United Natural Foods ($UNFI) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 12/12/2012. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three funds when I voted on 12/5/2012. I voted with management...
November 30, 2012 Lawyers gain from 'say-on-pay' suits targeting US firmsSource: Reuters
Since the Dodd-Frank law gave shareholders a say in executive pay in 2010, c ourts have routinely rebuffed efforts by shareholders to force companies to heed their voice
Source: Business Insider
New York— GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies, today released its second “Black Swan Risk List”,...
November 16, 2012 Institutional Shareholder Services Releases 2013 Proxy Voting PoliciesSource: Herald Online
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today released its 2013 policy updates for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia...
November 16, 2012 What Happens When Shareholders Have Power?Source: CNBC
Now that shareholders have a "Say on Pay," they’re getting the C-suite’s attention. The rule, implemented in 2011 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, gave shareholders of public companies a nonbinding vote on executive compensation....
November 12, 2012 Proxy Season 2012: AnalysisSource: MoneyControl.com
In this report, InGovern analyzes patterns in the resolutions proposed by Indian listed companies in the just concluded 2012 proxy voting season. Observations on routine and non-routine resolutions proposed by Indian companies...
November 6, 2012 Netflix: Icahn Says Poison Pill 'Poor Corporate Governance'Source: Forbes
And now, the rebuttal. This morning, Netflix announced that it has adopted a poison pill shareholder rights plan as a defense against unfriendly attempts to take control of the company. The plan kicks in when an unwanted suitor’s...
October 29, 2012 Proxy Contests: Lessons from 2012 Proxy Season(Canada)Source: Blakes
The 2012 proxy season was an active one in Canada and provided valuable guidance for both issuers and shareholders to consider as the 2013 proxy season approaches. The 2012 proxy season provided two primary lessons. First,...
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