Archive | October, 2016

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The Handbook of Board Governance: Part 8

This may the last installment for my review of The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members. With the current post, I provide comments on Part 8 of the book, Governance of Different Forms… a kind of catch-all for nonprofits, non-North American firms, startups, small-caps, and family firms… whatever didn’t easily fit […]

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Shop Bee Keeping Grocers

Most top grocers fail on bee and pollinator protection Poll shows 80 percent of Americans support eliminating bee-killing pesticides from agriculture   A new report and scorecard grades 20 of the largest food retailers in the U.S on their policies and practices regarding pollinator protection, organic offerings and pesticide reduction. Of the top food retailers, 17 received an “F” for failing to […]

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3D Joins Equilar Diversity Network

3D Moves to Equilar – Diversity Benefits

3D Moves to Equilar. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced the Diverse Director DataSource (3D) will now be available through the Equilar Diversity Network. The new partnership marks an exciting milestone for the 3D, a database the two pension funds jointly developed in 2011. 3D […]

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Schedule 13D Filed by the Committee to Rescue Reed's

Committee to Rescue Reeds files 13D

On October 11, 2016, the Committee to Rescue Reeds issued a statement concerning the breakdown in its recent good-faith efforts to work with the Issuer’s Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chris Reed, to reach a mutually agreeable director slate and avoid a proxy contest at the 2016 Annual Meeting. In its statement, the Committee […]

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CalSTRS Seeks ESG Focused PE Managers

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is searching for public equity investment managers with an environmental, social and governance focus. There are up to six new ESG manager spots available for consideration. This is a great opportunity for ESG focused PE Managers. You will be working with one of the most progressive funds […]

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Tobacco Investments: CalPERS Webinar

Tobacco Investments Update Apparently, CalPERS sent invitations out on 9/27, 10/6 and 10/13 to about 400 people. Although I am on mailing lists for press and rulemaking, I wasn’t on the “stakeholders” mailing list. That has now been corrected going forward.  The webinar was brief. CalPERS Chief Operating Officer Wylie Tollette reviewed CalPERS’ prior tobacco divestment actions, […]

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James McRitchie of the Committee to Rescue Reed's

Rescue Reed’s Discussions Stall

Severely Disappointed that CEO Chris Reed Has Stalled the Process Aimed at Reaching a Mutually Agreeable Slate of Board Candidates The Committee Has Tried to Work Constructively and in Good-Faith with Mr. Reed for Many Weeks to Reach a Compromise Board and Avoid a Proxy Contest, but to No Avail The Committee Is Left with […]

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Wells Fargo Receives ICCR Resolutions

Shareholders of Wells Fargo $WFC and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility today announced that they have filed multiple resolutions as a result of fraudulent activities uncovered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Wells Fargo recently reported a $185 million settlement with the CFPB due to widespread and systemic illegal acts of […]

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Julie Goodridge of NorthStar Asset Management

2016 SRI Service Award Nominations Due

The SRI Service Award is one of the most prestigious awards given in the corporate governance industrial complex… and this one is for work in the field of Sustainable, Responsible, Impact investing. No one has to excuse themselves for working in SRI. Like motherhood and apple pie, SRI is inarguably good… although there are still a […]

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IRRCi Investor Research Papers Accepted

IRRCi Investor Research papers accepted in fifth annual competition. Two winners will receive $10,000 each and will have an opportunity to present their research findings at the 2016 Columbia University Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Governance Forum. Practitioner and Academic submissions will be accepted until October 7, 2016. (more…)

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Procter & Gamble (PG): Proxy Score 43

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG), provides consumer packaged goods. Their annual meeting is coming up on October 11, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of 3 fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee; FOR reports on political activity and how PG is addressing pro-discrimination laws. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 43% of the time. View Proxy […]

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