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22 Mar 2018

The Board of Directors and integrated reporting

IFA publications
One of the key functions of the Board of Directors is to define a value creation strategy for the company’s shareholders. For the French Institute of Directors (IFA), «integrated ...

20 Mar 2018

Gaining Investors' confidence

Morrow Sodali
Corporate Governance isn’t a trend, it has come to stay. This is confirmed by Morrow Sodali's 2018 Institutional Investors Survey, which reflects the growing interest of the ...

12 Dec 2017

AGM Season Review - Australia

Morrow Sodali
2017 AGM SEASON VOTING HIGHLIGHTS Between the months of September and November 2017 there were nine strikes recorded at companies within the S&P/ASX 300 index. Only two spill ...

12 Dec 2017

ESG Shareholder Activism: Case Study Origin Energy 2017 AGM

Morrow Sodali
CASE STUDY: ORIGIN ENERGY 2017 AGM  Background to the Meeting Origin announced in August 2017 that 129 shareholders representing approximately 0.0169% of issued shares had put ...

12 Dec 2017

Proxy Advisor Policy Updates - Australia

Morrow Sodali
ISS, CGI Glass Lewis (CGI) and the Australian Council for Superannuation Investors (ACSI) have recently published their updated Australian proxy voting guidelines for the 2017-2018 ...

01 Nov 2017

Getting along with Blackrock

Morrow Sodali's latest Client Memo
“What is the significance of having BlackRock as our largest shareholder?” This question is being asked by corporations around the world as they prepare for annual meetings and plan...

20 Sep 2017

Shareholder Activism: When Should the CEO Go?

Morrow Sodali
Since the turn of the calendar year, Morrow Sodali Australia has witnessed a boom in the frequency of ASX-listed proxy battles, which in almost every case is characterised by the ...

20 Sep 2017

2017 Australian AGM Season Preview

Morrow Sodali
In this year’s 2017 Australian AGM Season Preview, Morrow Sodali provides governance insights and trends as it relates to the following topics: • Remuneration Report Voting ...

22 Aug 2017

Clearwater case has far reaching consequences

Terbium Financial Services
The Clearwater ruling at the Appeal Court earlier this year, removed any time restrictions for advance proxy votes being received by a company for an AGM or any special resolutions ...

09 Mar 2017

The Investor Stewardship Group: An Inflection Point in U.S. Corporate Governance?

John Wilcox, Morrow Sodali
A potentially influential new organization of institutional investors has made its presence known in the U.S. corporate governance scene. On January 31, 2017, the Investor Stewardship ...