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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Free Proxy Advisor From As You Sow & Iconikapp

Free Proxy Advisor From As You Sow & Iconikapp

Free Proxy Advisor? Yes.  As You Sow and iconik have teamed up to offer free, set-it-and-forget-it, ESG-aligned proxy voting to enable shareholder democracy for millions of individual investors. The same service is also available to small institutional investors for a very small fee. (more…)

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Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure

Kellogg 2023 Pay Equity Disclosure is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 10 am Pacific on April 28, 2023. Vote AGAINST Burns, Cahallane, pay, auditor & audit looking for discrimination against white males; FOR#6 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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Goldman Sachs 2023 Pay Equity

Goldman Sachs 2023 Pay Equity

Goldman Sachs 2023 Pay Equity is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 8:30 am on April 26, 2023, in Dallas. Vote AGAINST Michele Burns, Kimberley Harris, Kevin Johnson, Ellen Kullman, Lakshmi Mittal, Adebayo Ogunlesi, David Solomon, Exec Pay, Auditor, #7; FOR all other shareholder proposals, including #12 […]

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CalPERS Petition for RCV

CalPERS Petition for RCV

CalPERS Petition for RCV posted here will be taken up by the Finance & Administration Committee as agenda item 5e. Much of that item concerns the delivery of ballots (mail, phone, internet). My concern is primarily with the desirability of moving to ranked choice voting (RCV). The meeting agenda includes our draft petition of 9/21/2022 but not […]

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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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INDEX Investors Empowered by Iconikapp

INDEX Investors Empowered by Iconikapp

INDEX investors empowered by iconikapp can regain control of capitalism from the financial services industry. Invest indirectly in 500 companies & vote YOUR VALUES AUTOMATICALLY before each annual shareholder meeting. ONEFUND (ticker symbol INDEX) partnered with iconikapp.com to give retail investors a say in how the fund’s shares are voted. Iconikapp’s technology enables fund managers to […]

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Apple 2023

Apple 2023 Proxy Access, Pay Gaps, Engagement

Apple 2023 annual meeting is March 10, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit here. You will need your voter control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Gore, Jung, Levinson, Auditor, Exec Pay, and […]

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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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Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 on Proxy Access

Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 on Proxy Access

Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 filed by proponent James McRitchie. Check back soon for recommended proxy votes on other issues appearing on the ballot. Apple shouldn’t have proxy access governance associated with mountaintop removal or accounting fraud. PX146G Apple Exempt Solicitation Written materials are submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-6(g)(1) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of […]

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ChatGBT: Conservative Legislators Oppose Free Markets

ChatGPT: Conservative Legislators Oppose Free Markets

ChatGPT: Conservative Legislators Oppose Free Markets. That’s the response Sanford Lewis got this weekend from an interaction with ChatGPT that I thought worthy of sharing. ChatGPT Request Write a humorous and sarcastic discourse on the manner in which anti-ESG activism by “conservative” legislators contradicts their support for free enterprise and capitalism. (more…)

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RCV in Corporate Elections

RCV in Corporate Elections: Tesla?

RCV in Corporate Elections? Recent action by the Tesla Board makes me believe I may live to see the adoption of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in the election of corporate directors. Tesla may have ticked off shareholders enough that the Board nominees could face multiple challengers. Do we really want to take a chance on directors […]

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NeevaAI

NeevaAI: Shareholder Advocate Assistant

NeevaAI is another option for harnessing the power of the web through AI. ChatGPT gives me a constant busy signal. Plus, NeevaAI may actually have some advantages. Tired of our Alphabet/Google overlords, I have been trying out neevia search for a while and like it. CorpGov.net’s days of ranking #1-5 in any search for corporate governance […]

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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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ESG via UPC

ESG Via UPC – Amazon

ESG via UPC may be the next field of play for those interested in corporate governance reform. Corporate Accountability Forums will host a discussion with proxy advisor John Glenn Grau and activist investor Michael Levin on December 1, 2022, at noon Eastern time. How do new universal proxy card (UPC) rules make it easier for […]

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Ownership

Ownership: Rosen & Case

  Ownership: Reinventing companies, Capitalism, and Who Owns What by Corey Rosen and John Case should be read by every director on the board of public pension funds. I (James McRitchie) am planning to send a copy to all the board members of CalPERS once newly elected members take office next year. In celebration of […]

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Engaging Employee Shareholders

Employee Shareholders: GOTV

The following guest post originally appeared as a 2019 supplement to The Shareholder Service Optimizer. See Publishers Note at the bottom of this post for more details on how it was changed and how it is relevant to both issuers and employee shareholders. (more…)

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Meta Lawsuit - Beyond Director Feedbags

Meta Lawsuit: Beyond Director Feedbags

Meta Lawsuit: In Brief Many thanks to Rick Alexander and The Shareholder Commons for allowing me to play a small role in opening up a new legal battle. The Meta lawsuit contends that directors of Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, must consider the effects of its commercial activities on the portfolios of Meta shareholders, not just Meta’s short-term […]

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership: Comments on SEC HCM Petitions

        Employee ownership has a huge potential to improve firm performance, reduce layoffs, improve employee compensation and benefits, boost median household wealth, foster longer median job tenure, and reduce racial and gender wealth gaps. It also has a long history of bipartisan support. The benefits of employee ownership are wasted when too […]

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CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections

CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections

CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections. That is the argument Randy Cheek and James McRitchie made in a draft rulemaking petition to the Board in a 9:24 AM email to board@calpers.ca.gov on 9/21/2022 under Government Code section 11340.6. As of the date of this post, the Board has yet to even acknowledge receipt. That feels […]

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CalPERS Investments

CalPERS Investments: Smart Beta Not Secret Private Equity

CalPERS investments underperform. CalPERS underperformed for a decade, investment chief says in pitch for more risk. The country’s largest public pension system earned an average of 7.7% per year on its investments over the last 10 years. That’s 1.2% less than a hypothetical peer should have expected to earn in the same time period. To remedy the […]

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No Time to Vote

No Time to Vote

No Time to Vote According to ICCR Survey No Time to Vote, that’s my conclusion after reviewing data collected by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) from some of its members attending annual shareholder meetings so far in 2022. ICCR maintains an online survey that can be filled out by those attending annual meetings. […]

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