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November 16, 2015 Proactive engagement in the age of shareholder activism


A FEW years ago, the chairman of a banking and financial services giant had the unenviable task of facing a group of angry shareholders over the issue of executive pay packages.

November 5, 2015 Activist Investors Are Finding It Easier Than Ever to Get Board Seats

Source: Bloomberg

“Companies are well aware of the time, distraction and expense involved in defending against an activist proxy fight and many are looking for avenues to avoid those fights in a way that benefits both sides,”

November 5, 2015 Six ways VW’s CO2 scandal will impact Europe

Source: Politico

Volkswagen’s admission that its cars may emit more carbon dioxide than they are supposed to raises questions for the already reeling German carmaker, as well as the European auto industry, national and EU regulators, politicians,...

November 4, 2015 Holy Land Principles Appeal to Cisco Investors

CSR Wire - WASHINGTON, Nov. 03 /CSRwire/ - In the countdown to the Cisco Shareholder's Annual Meeting on November 19, investors are coming under increased appeals to vote for the resolution on the Holy Land Principles an 8-point...

November 4, 2015 Volkswagen Shares Plummet After New Emissions Bombshell

Source: Fortune

Company’s shares shed another 10% after the company says it exaggerated the fuel efficiency of some diesel and gasoline models.

October 28, 2015 Trust! – the magazine’s introductory “Showcase of Service Providers”

Source: Trust Across America

Trust! That’s the title digital magazine of the Trust Across America organization. The Fall 2015 issue is out with the introduction of TAA’s “Showcase of Services Providers.” This the first anniversary issue and Governance &...

October 28, 2015 Heads up for the 2016 proxy season - SEC staff updates its guidance on rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals

Source: Lexology

Yesterday, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance that will make it more difficult for companies to exclude certain shareholder proposals from their proxy statements. The Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (CF) is...

October 1, 2015 Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal

Source: Reuters

Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to refit up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand to try to move on from the scandal over its cheating on diesel emissions tests.

September 22, 2015 Volkswagen emissions-cheating probe spreads to Asia

Source: Reuters

The scandal engulfing Volkswagen AG, which has admitted cheating diesel vehicle emissions tests in the United States, spread east on Tuesday as South Korea said it would investigate three of the maker's diesel models.

September 21, 2015 Bank of America is so desperate to win a potentially embarrassing vote that it's lobbying tiny shareholders

Source: Business Insider

Bank of America is facing a critical vote next week — and it looks like the board is pulling out all the stops to avoid an embarrassing defeat.

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