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06 Dec 2017

Glass Lewis 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates - New and Updated Policies: Minor Impact in 2018

Morrow Sodali
 Glass Lewis has released 2018 updates to its Proxy Paper Guidelines for both management and shareholder proposals. Glass Lewis has added several new guidelines and updated or codified...

28 Nov 2017

ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates

Morrow Sodali
ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates Changes are Modest in Scope ISS recently released updates to its proxy voting guidelines for 2018. These policy changes will be effective ...

10 Nov 2017

Additional Burdens for Boards and Issuers Seeking No-Action Relief. New Requirements for Shareholder Proponents

Morrow Sodali
Last week, on the cusp of the 2018 proxy season, the Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 141 (SLB 14I)* regarding certain aspects of Rule ...

15 Oct 2016

2017 ISS Policy Survey

MorrowSodali
As if to remind us that corporate governance is now truly a year-round process, ISS has released its 2017 policy survey in the middle of the doldrums of summer. The release kicks off a ...

04 Aug 2016

The Conference Board Governance Watch Webcast – August 4

MorrowSodali
This webcast focuses on the investor engagement tactics used during the 2016 proxy season including activism, shareholder proposals, investor collaborations, and letter writing ...

02 Aug 2016

2017 ISS Policy Survey Results

MorrowSodali
ISS released its 2017 policy survey on August 2, 2016.  As a follow up to that event, ISS recently released the results of that survey, which we have reviewed and summarized below. ...

21 Jul 2016

Proxy Update – Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance

MorrowSodali
On Thursday July 21, 2016 a group composed of 13 executives released a letter and subsequent guidelines detailing their views on “commonsense” corporate governance principles in an ...

07 Jul 2016

Proxy Access Update – July, 2016

MorrowSodali
As the 2016 proxy season draws to a close, Morrow Sodali has prepared the following update on proxy access proposals and bylaws. 2016 Proxy Access Proposals Shareholder ...

20 Mar 2016

Proxy Update – CalPERS Updates Voting Guidelines

MorrowSodali
   Director Tenure and Proxy Access are Most Significant Changes On March 14, 2016, CalPERS released its 2016 Global Governance Principles (available here).  The new guidelines ...

15 Feb 2016

Proxy Update – State Street Global Advisors – Voting Guidelines

MorrowSodali
Firmly Focused on the Long-Term  In late February, 2016, Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and CEO of State Street Global Advisors released a letter and guidelines for “Effective ...