Author Archive | James McRitchie

Academy of Management 2021

Academy of Management 2021: #AOM2021

Academy of Management 2021, #AOM2021. I was a discussant at a symposium entitled, Synergizing Corporate Activism Research: Building a Shared Understanding of an Evolving Phenomenon (session 913) This post is mostly for my future reference but readers may also find parts interesting. I welcome contact from those attending #AOM2021 who are interested in collaborating with investors. […]

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Procter & Gamble headquarters building in Cincinnati. Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2005-August-09

Procter & Gamble Employees: Do You Have a Say?

Procter & Gamble employees, do you have a reasonable degree of control over your work and the strategic direction of your Company? Management tells me Procter & Gamble employees have a “significant influence” on Company practices. They have ample opportunity to share perspectives with each other, managers, and the Board. Specifically, they cite the P&G […]

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Veeva Systems 2021

Veeva Systems 2021 Vote Special Meetings at 15%

Veeva Systems 2021 annual meeting is June 23, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. Enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Gordon Ritter, the […]

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Pegasystems 2021

Pegasystems 2021: Proxy Access

Pegasystems 2021 annual meeting is June 22, 7 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Gyenes, […]

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Restore Shareholder Proposal Rights

Restore Shareholder Proposal Rights

Restore shareholder proposal rights to the pre-Trump era level. That is the objective of the complaint (pdf 2021 06 15 ICCR Complaint) filed this morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC’s) recent amendments to the rule governing the filing of shareholder proposals. The revised […]

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Impinj 2021

Impinj 2021 Vote Proxy Access

Impinj 2021 annual meeting is June 10, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. Enhance long-term value so that Impinj lives up to its full […]

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Redfin 2021 zombie home

Redfin 2021 Should Ban Zombies

Redfin 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 8:30 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. Bring the 16-digit control number from your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Ligon and Slavet; FOR Auditor, Pay and Transition to […]

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Alarm.com 2021

Alarm.com Holdings 2021

Alarm.com Holdings 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Warning: You will need to obtain a legal proxy and upload it at least 2-3 […]

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Caterpillar 2021 Faces Proxy Issues

Caterpillar 2021 Faces Proxy Issues

Caterpillar 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here (Password: CAT2021). To participate, use the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Dickinson, Reed-Klages, Rust, Schwab, […]

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Invitae 2021 Proxy Votes

Invitae 2021 Proxy Votes

Invitae 2021 annual meeting is June 7, 4 PM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the NVTA Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, use the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST the Auditor. Vote FOR […]

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Netflix 2021 Proxy Votes

Netflix 2021 Proxy Votes: Political Disclosures

Netflix 2021 annual meeting is June 3, 3 PM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote Against all directors, auditors, […]

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Yelp 2021

Yelp 2021 Transtion to PBC

Yelp 2021 annual meeting is June 3, 9:30 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Hu, Wells, Auditor, […]

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2U 2021

2U 2021 in Need of CorpGov Reforms

2U 2021 annual meeting is June 3, noon Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You need your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST all directors, Pay, Auditor; FOR Elect All Directors Annually. (more…)

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Alphabet 2021 Proxy SEC Denies Request to PBC Proposal

Alphabet 2021 Proxy: Convert to PBC

Alphabet 2021 annual meeting is June 2, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You must have your 16 digit control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Doerr, Ferguson, Hennessy, Mather, Shriram, Washington, Auditor, Stock Plan, #9. Vote FOR all […]

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Biogen 2021 Lobbying

Biogen 2021 Proxy: Lobbying

Biogen 2021 annual meeting is June 2, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need your 16-digit control number. I recommend voting in advance. Enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Auditor, Pay, all directors except Mantas. Vote For: Forum Selection, Reports on Lobbying, Gender Pay Gap. […]

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Axon Enterprise 2021 Majority Vote Standard?

Axon Enterprise 2021 Majority Vote Standard?

Axon Enterprise 2021 annual meeting is May 27, 10 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need your control number. Vote in advance. You may not have time at the meeting. Enhance long-term value. Vote WITHHOLD Carmona, Cullivan, and Kalinowski, Auditor; For Pay, increase number […]

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BlackRock 2021 Proxy Votes Public Benefit Corporation

BlackRock 2021 Proxy Votes

BlackRock 2021 annual meeting is May 26, 5 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit here with your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Ford, Einhorn, Johnson, Mills, Nixon, Domit, Pay, Auditor. Vote FOR Convert to Public Benefit Corporation.  (more…)

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Facebook 2021 Proxy Votes

Facebook 2021 Proxy Votes

Facebook 2021 annual meeting is May 26, 10 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You also need your control number. To enhance long-term value vote AGAINST Alford, Andreessen, Houston, Sandberg, Thiel, Zuckerberg Auditor, Pay, Director Compensation. Vote FOR Dual-Class Capital Structure, Independent Chair,  Address Child Exploitation, Human/Civil […]

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True Shareholder Democracy

True Shareholder Democracy: NYTimes

True Shareholder Democracy? Jeff Sommer at the New York Times thinks he’s glimpsed the future. (A Glimpse of a Future With True Shareholder Democracy) He is off the mark but focuses on a fundamental issue, John Coates’ The Problem of Twelve. Should twelve people control US public companies? True Shareholder Democracy? More important than INDEX’s […]

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US SIF Forum 2021

US SIF Forum 2021 Speakers and Agenda Announced

US SIF Forum 2021, like most conferences during the past year, will be virtual. I’ll be there, wearing my five-finger shoes, trying to report on your observations. Will we still recognize each other? No problem. Look for the tag #USSIF2021. Encrusted reified assumptions are crumbling. Beta-activism building back better will take creative thought and cooperative […]

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Amazon 2021 Proxy Votes

Amazon 2021 Proxy Votes

Amazon 2021 annual meeting is May 26, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need the control number you got from ProxyVote or elsewhere. Amazon will limit questions to one per shareholder. Of course, I recommend voting in advance online by May 25. To […]

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NextEra Energy 2021 Proxy Votes

NextEra Energy 2021 Proxy Votes

NextEra Energy 2021 annual meeting is May 20, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting you will have to go to 20455 State Highway 249, Suite 200, Houston, Texas. The Company will provide a live audio webcast of the annual meeting from its website. Of course, I recommend […]

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Thermo Fisher Scientific 2021 Proxy Votes

Thermo Fisher Scientific 2021 Proxy Votes

Thermo Fisher Scientific 2021 annual meeting is May 19, 10AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. From there you will at least need the control number you got from ProxyVote or elsewhere. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Casper, Chai, […]

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3D Systems 2021 Proxy Votes

3D Systems 2021 Proxy Votes

3D Systems 2021 annual meeting is May 18, 11 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST […]

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Chipotle 2021 Proxy Vote Recommendations

Chipotle 2021 Proxy Vote Recommendations

Chipotle 2021 annual meeting is May 18, 8AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. From there you will need the control number you got from ProxyVote or elsewhere. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Engles, Fili-Krushel, Flanzraich, Gutierrez, Namvar, Niccol, […]

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Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study

Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study: Action Needed

Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study: Background Proxy Season 2021 Investor Sentiment Study finds the rise and influence of individual investors presents unique opportunities to engage new investors like never before. A new survey from Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) highlights how new and younger retail investors are thinking about investing and this year’s proxy […]

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Charles Schwab 2021

Charles Schwab 2021 Proxy

Charles Schwab 2021 annual meeting is May 13, 11:30 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You must register in advance to attend and vote at the meeting. What could go wrong? (sarcasm) Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Bettinger, […]

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United Parcel Service 2021

United Parcel Service 2021 Proxy Recommendations

United Parcel Service 2021 annual meeting is May 13, 5AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/UPS2021. You will need your 16-digit control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form, or the Notice of Internet Availability. Mine came by email. I recommend voting in advance. To […]

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Tractor Supply 2021 Proxy

Tractor Supply 2021 Proxy

Tractor Supply 2021 annual meeting is May 6, 8AM Pacific Time. To attend, visit http://www.meetingcenter.io/215031089. The password for the meeting is TSCO2021. You must submit a legal proxy reflecting your Tractor Supply Company holdings along with your name and email address to Computershare. Requests for registration must be labeled as “Legal Proxy” and be received […]

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S&P Global 2021

S&P Global 2021 Proxy Votes

S&P Global 2021 annual meeting is May 5, 8AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.meetingcenter.io/283714745. You will need your control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST , the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR . With my broker (TD Ameritrade), the […]

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