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2014 Proxy Season
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February 2, 2015 Environmentalists in California target Chevron election spending
The Business Insider - The resolution, which will be voted on at the companyâs May meeting, was brought by îGreen Centuryî Capital Management, a âfossil fuel freeâ mutual fund that bought $2,000...
January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: reportSource: Business News Network
Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...
January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs
Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...
As a new year begins, it is always a good time to take stock of the successes of the past year and look forward to doing even better in 2015. Shareholder activism will continue to be a “hot topic” for publicly listed issuers in...
January 28, 2015 Shareholders threaten boards over 'proxy access'
USA Today - "This is not going to be a merry dance," said Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager with California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalpersî), which manages a massive $296.3 billion in state pension...
January 27, 2015 Should Boards of Directors Communicate With Shareholders? Vanguard Says Yes. Many Directors Say No.Source: Huff Post
Shareholder-director communication has become a popular topic for corporations, most recently spurred by Vanguard's December 4, 2014 announcement that it will propose "shareholder liaison committees" to the boards of companies in...
January 22, 2015 A look ahead to the 2015 proxy season (Canada)Source: Stikeman Elliot
When looking at the shareholder proposals voted on at S&P 1500 companies that held their annual meetings in the first half of 2014, three themes of interest stand out.
Source: NY Times
With the reversal of a ruling that kept corporate governance questions from being put to a company’s investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has potentially cleared the way for such challenges to spread at annual...
Reuters - chair of the îInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibilityî. It had sponsored the resolution and recently forced JPMorgan Chase & Co to complete a similar review. Bank of America spokesman James Mahoney...
January 14, 2015 Preparing for the 2015 Proxy SeasonSource: JDSupra
Similar to last year, there are no new disclosure requirements which need to be reflected in this year’s proxy statement; however, with ongoing shareholder activism and the desire of companies to communicate effectively with...
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