Author Archive | James McRitchie

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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Stryker Corporation 2021 Proxy Votes

Stryker Corporation 2021 Proxy Votes

Stryker Corporation 2021 annual meeting is May 5, 2021, at 11AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/SYK2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. With my broker (TD Ameritrade), the only place I can find that control number is in a “vote now!” email I received long ago. If you deleted […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb 2021

Bristol-Myers Squibb 2021 Proxy Votes

Bristol-Myers Squibb 2021 annual meeting is May 4, 2021, at 7:00 AM Pacific. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BMY2021 and enter your 16-digit control number. With my broker (TD Ameritrade), the only place I can find that control number is in a “vote now!” email I received long ago. If you […]

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Edwards Lifescience 2021

Edwards Lifescience 2021 Proxy Votes

Edwards Lifescience 2021 annual meeting is May 4, 10 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.proxydocs.com/EW. They do not make it easy. I had to put in my control number, which was not in the TDAmeritrade library where I vote proxies. I had to find the control number […]

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Amazon Shareholders Unite

Amazon Shareholders Unite (Updated)

Amazon Shareholders Unite Amazon Shareholder Unite for two two-way dialogues. Last summer I warned that chat rooms are the key missing ingredient at virtual shareholder meetings. Chat rooms before and after meetings would allow shareholders to interact informally with each other and with corporate representatives, as they do at in-person meetings. Virtual chat rooms would […]

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Kimberly-Clark 2021

Kimberly-Clark 2021 AGM Proxy Votes

Kimberly-Clark 2021 annual meeting is April 29, 7AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions visit www.meetingcenter.io/277152589 (password: KMB2021). Vote in advance, especially since the meeting is hosted by a company other than Broadridge. You may not be able to vote at the meeting, as even the proxy acknowledges. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST […]

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Kellogg 2021

Kellogg 2021 Proxy Votes

Kellogg 2021 annual meeting is April 30, 10 Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/K2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Zack Gund and Don Knauss, Pay, and Auditor. Vote FOR Reduce Supermajority Requirements and Shareholder Right to Call […]

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Citigroup 2021

Citigroup 2021 AGM Proxy Votes (update 1)

Citigroup 2021 annual meeting is April 27, 9AM Eastern Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CITI2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Dugan, Henry, Jacobs, Reiner, Taylor, Wynaendts, Zedillo, Auditor, Pay, Stock Incentives. Vote FOR Improve Proxy Access, […]

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ESG Insider April 9

ESG Insider April 9, 2021 Podcast & More

ESG Insider April 9 is the most recent S&P Global podcast. Co-hosts Lindsey White and Esther Whieldon interview the sponsors of several new proxy proposals. As a shareholder advocate trying to get the word out on my own proposals, I found it interesting and informative. Last season I participated in Tesla Investor Briefing 2020 AGM with […]

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Exit vs Voice

Exit vs Voice

Exit vs Voice? (link) Which strategy is most effective in moving us in a positive direction? Although most investors, especially retail investors, appear focused on exit by moving to ESG funds, the authors conclude voice is the more effective tool. From the abstract: We study the relative effectiveness of exit (divestment and boycott) and voice […]

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Shareholder Rights in 2021 graphic by Jackie Cook of Morningstar

Shareholder Rights in 2021

SEC to Protect Shareholder Rights in 2021 Shareholder rights in 2021 will strengthen if recent speculation is realized. U.S. Senate Democrats aim to undo Trump-era shareholder voting rights rule. Shareholder Rights in 2021: History As discussed elsewhere on CorpGov.net (Review: Carl Gershenson). After its founding, the SEC was largely a champion of shareholder rights, requiring companies […]

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Starbucks 2021 AGM

Starbucks 2021 AGM: Worker Voice

Starbucks 2021 annual meeting is March 17, 10AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting link and enter your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Allison, Dillon, Nadella, Ramo, Shih, Teruel, Pay, Auditor. Vote FOR #4 Increase Diversity of Director Nominees / Employee Board Representation.  (more…)

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Disney 2021

Disney 2021 Shareholders to Empower Workers?

Disney 2021 annual meeting is March 9, 10 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit virtualshareholdermeeting.com/DIS2021 and enter your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Iger, Barra, Lagomasio, Parker, the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR Lobbying Disclosure and Increase Diversity of Director […]

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