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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...

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 22, 2017 Proxy Access: Highlights of the 2017 Proxy Season

Source: JDSupra

As we approach the end of the 2017 proxy season, the third since the New York City comptroller launched the Boardroom Accountability Project to enact proxy access across the U.S. market, proxy access has begun to transition from...

December 12, 2016 TOP 10 ISSUES THAT WILL FRAME CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY IN 2017

Source: The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) - News Release

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), a global think tank, today published its eighth annual “Top 10” list of business and human rights issues for the coming year.[more]

December 8, 2016 ISS and Glass Lewis Release Policy Updates for the 2017 Proxy Season

Source: Lexology

Recently, proxy advisors Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis released updates to their benchmark voting policies for the 2017 proxy season. In the case of ISS, additional guidance is expected in the...

December 7, 2016 2016 Silicon Valley Proxy Season Results

Source: JS Supra

This companion supplement to the Fenwick survey, Corporate Governance Practices and Trends: A Comparison of Large Public Companies and Silicon Valley Companies, covers trends in stockholder voting at annual meetings in the 2016...

May 16, 2016 With 2016 Proxy Season Underway, Some Trends from 2015 Continue

Source: Lexology

The 2016 proxy season is in full swing, and similarly to 2015, the number of shareholder proposals has increased. According to a report by The Manhattan Institute’s Proxy Monitor, for Fortune 250 companies with annual meetings...

May 2, 2016 Norway’s oil fund to target high executive pay votes

Source: Financial Times

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is launching a crackdown on executive pay, targeting high salaries at companies around the globe in an attempt to exert its influence in a debate that has been gathering pace in recent...

April 29, 2016 A surprising number of investors voted for a gender pay gap measure at eBay

Source: Washington Post

This proxy season, the investor Arjuna Capital targeted a handful of tech companies with a resolution: Commit to preparing a report by later this year about your policies and goals for reducing the gender pay gap.

April 12, 2016 Investors with $6 trillion in assets back ExxonMobil climate change resolution: UK Church fund

Source: Reuters

Institutions managing $6 trillion in assets plan to back a call for U.S. oil major ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change policy on its business, one of the organizers of the vote said On Tuesday.

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