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October 22, 2018 2018 Proxy Season Results in Silicon Valley and Large Companies Nationwide

Source: JDSupra

This comprehensive report covers trends in stockholder voting at annual meetings in the 2018 proxy season among the technology and life sciences companies included in the Fenwick Silicon Valley 150 Index (SV 150) and the public...

September 5, 2018 Opinion | Why institutional investors shouldn't blindly go by proxy firms' advice

Source: Money Control

The role of proxy advisory firms, as also the manner in which they go about their business of making recommendations, has been the subject of considerable debate in the last few weeks.

July 20, 2018 Japan’s 2018 Proxy Season Results Announced

Source: Lexology

The number of shareholder proposals made by activist shareholders and the number of public companies facing shareholder proposals in general both break previous records in Japan.

June 25, 2018 New Study Finds Climate Change Shareholder Resolutions Have No Impact

Source: Forbes

A new study finds that the climate-based shareholder resolutions being so actively pushed by proxy advisory firms and their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-based institutional investors have “no statistically...

June 8, 2018 Google’s parent company rejects employee-backed plan to link executive pay to diversity goals

Source: VOX

Shareholders and executives at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, rejected a plan Wednesday to tie CEO and executive pay to diversity and inclusion efforts. They also voted down a proposal requesting the company seat conservative...

June 6, 2018 Tesla shareholders reject bid to strip Musk of chairman role

Source: ABC News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has rebuffed a shareholder attempt to overhaul the electric car maker's board and strip him of his role as chairman, despite worries about the company's shaky finances and inability to meet its production...

May 16, 2018 The Top CSR Issues In Shareholder Proposals

Source: Forbes

Many companies today face large challenges when trying to integrate corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices into their business strategy. Although much progress has been made in the past decade, companies are experiencing...

May 16, 2018 With proxy season under way, so is executive pay scrutiny

Source: Compliance Week

In many ways, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the paycheck. Across America there are fierce debates over how much various folks make at their jobs and whether that compensation is fair.

April 23, 2018 New SEC Policy Seen as Threat to Proxy Votes

Source: CFO

Under new guidance, SEC staff have rejected only one of 11 company requests to block shareholder votes on environmental proposals.

April 9, 2018 ISS Updates Its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies FAQs

Source: Lexology

On March 29, 2018, Institutional Investor Services ("ISS") updated its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies frequently asked questions ("FAQs")1 . While the 2018 US proxy season is well underway, these updated FAQs...

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