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Shareholder Proposal Season
In this section of the Survey, we present an overview of the results of both the management-sponsored and the shareholder-sponsored proposals voted on at the annual meetings of U.S.-based S&P 500 companies in 2019.
United States
27 Sep 2019
SEC Disclosure Simplification Continues
On March 20, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to simplify and modernize disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K and certain forms.
United States
8 Apr 2019
2019 Proxy Season – Quick Reference Guide
'Tis the season, and no, we do not mean the holiday season. Although it may seem like you just filed your 2018 proxy, the 2019 proxy season is upon us
United States
2 Jan 2019
Proxy Access — The March Forward Continues But At A Slower Pace
The proxy access adoption trend continued in 2018, although at a more modest pace. An additional 53 companies adopted proxy access by-laws in the first six months of 2018 ...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Shareholder Engagement: Using Proxy Statements And Corporate Websites
With rising pressure on companies and their boards to describe and justify their governance practices coming from institutional investors ...
United States
28 Sep 2018
Board Diversity And The Skills Matrix
The second phase, which focused on those companies that had adopted proxy access, was designed to use the threat of proxy access to force companies to engage in a discussion on board diversity.
United States
27 Sep 2018
Another Wave Of Disclosure Simplification Rules Adopted By The SEC
On August 17, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the adoption of amendments to simplify and update disclosure requirements.
United States
25 Sep 2018
CEO Pay Ratio: Perspectives On The First Year And A Look Forward
As the dust has settled on the first round of CEO pay ratio disclosures, a few things are clear: companies spent considerable time and money calculating ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
SEC Issues Final Rules To Increase Rule 701 Enhanced Disclosure Threshold
On June 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final rules to amend Securities Act Rule 701 ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
Taking The Cry Out Of Crisis
The C-Suite has become more like a trauma center in a major city hospital than a card room in a suburban country club.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Glass Lewis Releases 2015 Proxy Paper Guidelines
On November 6, 2014, Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") released its 2015 Proxy Paper Guidelines for the United States showing the key draft policy changes for the 2015 proxy season.
United States
25 Nov 2014
ISS Publishes 2015 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates
On November 6, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. released the 2015 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies.
United States
25 Nov 2014
ISS Publishes 2015 Draft Policy Changes; Comments Due By October 29, 2014
On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. published its key draft policy changes for the 2015 proxy season.
United States
27 Oct 2014
Broken Windows: SEC Enforcement Reminds Officers, Directors And 5% Shareholders To Comply With Reporting Requirements
The SEC announced enforcement proceedings against officers, directors and major shareholders and publicly-traded companies for violations related to beneficial ownership filings.
United States
10 Oct 2014
Board Self-Evaluations: Practical And Legal Implications
The NYSE mandates that the boards of listed companies undertake an annual self-evaluation to determine whether they are functioning effectively.
United States
30 Jun 2014
The ‘Unthinkable’ May Need Board Attention
Lawyers are increasingly filing securities fraud lawsuits against companies and their directors based on claims that the board should have recognized and acted on certain risks.
United States
30 Jun 2014
Iran Notices Update: SEC-Registered Issuers Continue To Adapt To Their New Normal
It has been over eight months since SEC-registered issuers began making mandatory disclosures of business activities in or with Iran.
United States
11 Nov 2013
ISS Publishes 2014 Draft Policy Changes; Comments Due by November 4, 2013
On October 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") published its key draft policy changes for the 2014 proxy season (the "Draft Policies").
United States
1 Nov 2013
Shearman & Sterling’s 9th Annual Corporate Governance Surveys Released
A little more than a year has passed since US public companies first experienced the brave new world of regulatory reform created by the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
United States
12 Oct 2011
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