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May 11, 2012 Proxy advisors: Who are these guys?Source: Financial Post
The news that an American firm had come out in support of Pershing Square Capital’s slate of directors for the board of Canadian Pacific was received with bluster and fanfare in Canadian media.
Source: Mrdis Matters
In a May 9 editorial, The Wall Street Journal sought to demonize activities by corporate shareholders who are pushing for increased disclosures of corporations' political spending, saying those efforts were part of a "campaign to...
Source: Wicked Local
On Wednesday, May 9, shareholders at Bank of America will vote “yea” or “nay” on a first-of-its-kind “refrain from political spending” resolution. Resolutions addressing political spending are among the most popular in the 2012...
May 8, 2012 GUEST COMMENTARY: Shareholders are taking chargeSource: Times of Northwest Indiana
The media have been flooded with campaign ads focused on state and federal elections. These elections are, of course, important, but there is another series of elections that impact almost all of us -- the annual elections for...
April 30, 2012 Q&A: Why proxy season mattersSource: The Tennessean
For a host of public companies, spring is when shareholders start speaking of “say on pay,” CEOs are forced to face angry investors and so-called corporate gadflies make their rounds. It’s proxy season, and everyday investors...
April 20, 2012 Is Citi Just the Beginning?Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
When I walked into work this morning, I found this anonymous message on my voicemail. The call, of course, was referring to the fact that Citigroup’s shareholders voted down CEO Vikram Pandit’s $14.9 million pay package for 2011
Source: Thompson Reuters
In the rarified interactions between elite law firm partners and elite law schools, the former usually fall all over themselves to shower the latter with praise, and, even more importantly, money. It's a heartwarming tale of...
March 23, 2012 A Fair Harvard FundSource: Harvard Crimson
Like many Harvard College seniors, the impending prospect of commencement has led us to reflect on the role Harvard has played in our lives. Through four wonderful years in Cambridge, we have been challenged and supported by...
March 19, 2012 Signs of Progress…or Alarming Trends?Source: The Motley Fool
Years ago, shareholder activism was never newsworthy unless somebody like Carl Icahn or Bill Ackman was taking the action. These days, shareholder activism has become an area that's worth following closely.
Source: Knowledge at Wharton
"The Caging of America" -- an article in The New Yorker written by Adam Gopnik -- paints a disturbing picture of the human toll and costs of the nation's prison system. In it, Gopnik notes that between 1980 and 2010, the number...
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