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2014 Proxy Season

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March 28, 2018 Advisory Intelligence: Six trends to watch for this proxy season

Source: IR Magazine

With proxy season upon us, a number of challenges raise their head. And when it comes to IR professionals’ preparations, Myles Clouston, senior director of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions’ Advisory Services, has some practical advice.

March 20, 2018 Verizon shareholders want executive pay tied to how well it improves its cybersecurity

Source: Fast Company

Today, shareholders in Verizon filed a proposal for the company’s May 3 annual meeting requesting the board to consider tying the compensation of “senior executives” to the company’s security performance.

March 16, 2018 United States: What Directors Need To Know In 2018 About Board Diversity

Source: Mondaq

n 2017, investors challenged many public company boards1 to improve their gender, racial, and ethnic diversity. 2 Institutional investors, such as CalPERS3 and NYC Pension Funds, 4 as well as large mutual fund companies, such as...

February 23, 2018 United States: Getting Ready For Proxy Season: Changes To Section 162(m)

Source: Arnold Porter

The tax law signed by the president on December 22, 2017, makes a significant change to the ability of public companies to deduct compensation paid to top executives.

January 31, 2018 Companies Quarterly: 2018 Proxy Season Pointers, Disclosing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Shareholder Proposals and ICOs

Source: National Law Review

The end of a year and beginning of the next generally starts the countdown to the public company proxy season. But before moving into 2018, registrants would be well served by first looking back to the guidance that came out of...

January 19, 2018 A peek at what lies ahead for the 2018 proxy season

Source: Financial Posts

It may still be winter, but the next few months also carry another moniker that can give corporate managers chills: proxy season.

January 11, 2018 McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

Source: Environmental Leader

McDonald’s has agreed to end the use of polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year, says shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. A proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out of polystyrene was...

October 31, 2017 Governance issues front and centre as 2018 proxy season gears up

Source: Financial Post

The 2018 proxy season is months away but issuers can expect no let up on a host of governance matters that concern institutional investors.

September 21, 2017 Looking Ahead to the 2018 Proxy Season: Preparing for CEO Pay Ratio Rules Disclosure Requirements

Source: Lexology

As part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in July 2010, Congress directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt pay ratio disclosure requiring public companies to disclose...

August 21, 2017 CalPERS Flexes its Proxy Muscles

Source: Chief Investment Officer

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), with its $330 billion invested in more than 10,000 public companies, is again using its voting rights to effect changes that reflect its policies and principles during...

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