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Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees Progress & Holdouts

Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees: Progress & Holdouts

As indicated previously (ABT: Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees), James McRitchie filed several proposals this season to ensure that universal proxies do not go the same route as proxy access, which became worthless when most companies limited groups of nominating shareholders to 20. Together with The Shareholder Commons, we are trying to prevent universal proxy […]

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GS Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

GS Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

GS Ascertain Client Voting Preferences is a shareholder proposal filed by James McRitchie at Goldman Sachs (GS). We want Goldman Sachs to advance democratic corporate governance, to be aware of and report on the reputational and financial risks it faces over a misalignment between the proxy votes it casts and its client’s values and preferences. […]

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ABT Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees cover of 2023 proxy

ABT: Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees

ABT Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees is an update of my (James McRitchie) effort in the recent proxy season to address the growth of abusive advance notice bylaws aimed at disadvantaging shareholder nominees under universal proxy rules. (see Procter & Gamble Fair Elections and Procter & Gamble 2023: Our Proxy Votes, which won 43% of […]

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BAC Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

BAC: Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

BAC Ascertain Client Voting Preferences is a new type of proxy proposal for the 2024 season from James McRitchie, premiering first at Bank of America (BAC). It asks BAC to report on the feasibility of offering granular proxy voting preferences so that clients can maximize portfolio-wide returns by pursuing voting strategies designed to push certain […]

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Procter & Gamble 2023: Our Proxy Votes

Procter & Gamble 2023: Our Proxy Votes

Procter & Gamble 2023. Our proposal for Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the Procter & Gamble (PG ) annual meeting on October 10, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I always recommend that you vote in advance. However, you will also […]

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Settlement with Broadridge on Time to Vote

Settlement with Broadridge on Time to Vote

Settlement with Broadridge reached to include the language below in their proxy. I then withdrew my proposal, and they withdrew their no-action request. (SEC file) After considering issuer practices during virtual shareholder meetings and to respect the voice of our shareholders, during our annual meeting we will pause to allow time for stockholders to ask […]

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AVAV 2023 AGM

AVAV 2023 AGM: Declassify the Board

AVAV 2023. Board Declassification is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the AeroVironment (AVAV) annual meeting on September 29, 2023, at 9:00 am Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. Vote in advance. To vote in person at the virtual annual meeting, you must first obtain a valid legal proxy […]

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Broadridge No-Action Part 2

Broadridge No-Action Request Threatens Democracy

Broadridge No-Action Request Threatens Democracy Broadridge No-Action request threatens democracy, so it deserves a second post because of its critical importance. At an in-person meeting, everyone can easily see a show of hands when the moderator asks if anyone needs more time to vote. Not so at virtual shareholder meetings, which have quickly become the […]

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Electronic Arts 2023 Ratification of Termination Pay

Electronic Arts 2023: Ratification of Termination Pay

Electronic Arts 2023. Ratification of Termination Pay is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the annual meeting on August 10, 2023, at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. Attend the annual meeting online. Vote AGAINST all directors except Kofi Bruce; Against pay, auditor; FOR proposal #5 Require Termination Pay Ratification. (more…)

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Veeva Systems 2023 Fair Elections

Veeva Systems 2023 Fair Elections

Veeva Systems 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 8:00 am Pacific on June 21, 2023. Vote AGAINST Paul Sekhri; FOR Fair Elections #4. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Caterpillar 2023 Lobbying Disclosure

Caterpillar 2023 Lobbying Disclosure

Caterpillar 2023 Lobbying Disclosure is up for a vote at the AGM at 6 am Pacific on May 10, 2023. Vote AGAINST directors except for Fish & MacLennanand, auditor, pay; FOR #7 Lobbying Disclosure & all other shareholder proposals except #9. Don’t count on voting at the meeting if you hold your shares through a […]

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Yelp 203 Fair Elections

Yelp 2023 Fair Elections

Yelp 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 9, 2023. Vote FOR all items, especially fair elections. I will vote against the nominating committee next year if they fail to increase board diversity. Join the meeting with […]

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Impinj 2023 Fair Elections

Impinj 2023 Fair Elections

Impinj 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 8, 2023. Vote AGAINST Gibson, Padval, and Sanghi; FOR other items, especially fair elections.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Cognizant 2023 Fair Elections

Cognizant 2023: Fair Elections

Cognizant 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 6:30 am Pacific on June 6, 2023. Vote AGAINST Bali, Deskus, Mackay, Jr., Patsalos-Fox, Velli, Wijnberg, pay, incentive plan; FOR employee stock plan, auditor, fair elections, ratify termination pay.  Join the meeting with your control number. […]

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Alphabet 2023 Fair Elections

Alphabet 2023 Fair Elections

Alphabet 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or at the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 2, 2023. Vote AGAINST board items except for Chavez; FOR all shareholder proposals except #& & #14.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Walmart 2023

Walmart 2023 Fair Elections

Walmart 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 8:30 am Pacific on May 31, 2023. Vote AGAINST Flynn, Harris, Horton, Mayer, Penner Stephenson, pay, auditor, #8, #11; FOR Fair Elections #9 and most other shareholder proposals. Join the meeting with your control number. I […]

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Chipotle Mexican Grill 2023 Fair Elections

Chipotle Mexican Grill 2023 Fair Elections

Chipotle Mexican Grill 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 8:00 am Pacific on May 25, 2023. Vote AGAINST Baldocchi, Engles, Fili-Krushel, Gutierrez, Niccol, Winston, pay, auditor; FOR Fair Elections #5, Free Association #6. You cannot just join the meeting with your control number. […]

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Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 2, 2023. Vote AGAINST Gorevic, Mckinley, Paulus, Snow, Pay, Stock Incentive; FOR Employee Stock, Auditor, Fair Elections #6. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Amazon 2023 Fair Elections

Amazon 2023 Fair Elections

Amazon 2023. Fair Elections is just one of many issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on May 24, 2023. Vote Against Bezos, Cooper, Gorelick, Huttenlocher, McGrath, Rubinstein, Stonesifer; For Fair Elections #15 & many shareholder proposals. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Union Pacific 2023

Union Pacific 2023 Fair Elections

Union Pacific 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 6:00 am Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote AGAINST Delaney, Dillon, Edison, Finley, Fritz, Hopkins, McCarthy, Villarreal, auditor, pay; FOR Fair Elections #5, independent chair #4, and paid sick leave #7.  Join the meeting with […]

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CVS Health 2023

CVS Health 2023: Fair Elections

CVS Health 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 5:00 am Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote Against Brown, Farah, Finucane, Million, auditor, pay, proposal #9; FOR shareholder proposals #5, #6, #7, #8.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Charles Schwab 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Charles Schwab 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Charles Schwab 2023. Pay Equity Disclosure is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9 am Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote AGAINST Marianne C. Brown, Frank C. Herringer, auditor, pay; FOR Pay Equity Disclosure. Unlike most companies, you can’t just join the meeting with your control number. […]

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DexCom 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

DexCom 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

DexCom 2023. Pay Equity Disclosure is the only shareholder proposal to be voted on before the annual meeting at 2:00 pm Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote AGAINST Vote Against: Altman, Collins, Dahut, Kahn, Malady, auditor, and pay; For #5 Pay Equity Disclosure. Warning:  You need to register in advance to attend the meeting. (ugh) […]

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Proto Labs 2023

Proto Labs 2023: Fair Elections

Proto Labs 2023 Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 6:30 am Pacific on May 17, 2023. Vote AGAINST all directors except Greiner, auditor, pay, incentive plan; FOR Blodgett, Fair Elections #5.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Marriott 2023

Marriott 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Marriott 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 5:30 am Pacific on May 12, 2023. Vote AGAINST Goren, Henderson, Hippeau, Hobart, Lee, Lewis, D. Marriott, McCarthy, Rozanski, Schwab, auditor, pay, incentive plan; FOR#7 pay equity disclosure.  (more…)

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Procter & Gamble Fair Elections NYT photo

Procter & Gamble Fair Elections

Procter & Gamble Fair Elections is an updated version of the Fair Elections proposals James McRitchie filed at dozens of companies for the 2023 season to improve corporate governance. This Procter & Gamble Fair Elections proposal is the result of negotiating with many companies. We believe it is a proposal that no company can reasonably […]

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Boeing 2023

Boeing 2023 Pay Equity & Other Issues

Boeing 2023 Pay Equity is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 11 am Eastern on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The meeting will be virtual. I recommend voting in advance. Vote Against Bradway, Good, Johri, Joyce, Kellner, Mollenkopf, Richardson, Saussan, Williams, Exec Pay, Stock Plan, Auditor, and China report to […]

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Pay Equity Disclosure 2023 Hot Topic - Morningstar data

Pay Equity Disclosure 2023 Hot Topic

Pay Equity Disclosure 2023 is a hot topic for CorpGov.net thanks to assistance from Julia Cedarholm of Arjuna Capital, who contributed to their groundbreaking Racial and Gender Pay Scorecard.  Arjuna’s efforts in this area and their reports since 2018 are impressive. Over the last seven years, 143 shareholder proposals requesting pay gap disclosures have been filed […]

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Fair Elections

Fair Elections Under Universal Proxy Rules

Fair elections have long been a major concern. When I started CorpGov.net in 1995, most directors were probably chosen by CEOs. Elections resembled those of North Korea. Vote for management’s slate or withhold your vote. Fair elections? I didn’t think so. My friends toiled mostly in socially responsible investments, focused on double bottom line impacts and […]

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