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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 ...

01 Mar 2017

MORROW SODALI ANNUAL INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR SURVEY 2017

Corporate governance is no longer just about the Annual Meeting
Better disclosure of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices, increased access to board members, disclosure of a board skills matrix, a robust board evaluation process and...

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 ...