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FedEx 2021 Require Independent Board Chair

FedEx 2021 Require Independent Board Chair

FedEx 2021 annual meeting is September 27, 10AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. Enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote AGAINST Griffith, Jackson, Martin, Ramo, Schwab, Steiner, Walshding, Pay and Auditor; FOR […]

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Aerovironment 2021

Aerovironment 2021: Elect Directors by Majority Vote

Aerovironment 2021 annual meeting is September 24, 9AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your 11-digit voter control number and password AVAV2021 (case sensitive). Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote FOR all items, including Transition […]

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Redfin 2021 Zombie House

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple 2021

Apple 2021: Proxy Access Amendment Needed to Increase Value

Apple 2021 annual meeting is February 23, 9AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AAPL2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Gore, Levinson, Sugar, the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR Proxy Access Amendment and Improve Executive […]

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Virtual Shareholder Meetings 2021

Virtual Shareholder Meetings 2021

Virtual Shareholder Meetings 2021. The Report of the 2020 Multi-Stakeholder Working Group on Practices for Virtual Shareholder Meetings came out about a month ago. I (James McRitchie) was happy to participate in the group, which did a good job of considering diverse views. Kudos to Amy Borrus, Darla Stuckey, and Doug Chia. My major contribution ensured […]

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Predatory Value Extraction

Predatory Value Extraction

Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored (Kindle/Hardcover), by William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin, chronicles how agency theory and ‘maximizing shareholder value’ (MSV) led to looting of publicly traded companies. As many of us sit home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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SB 826

SB 826: Sidley Austin LLP Update

SB 826 requires specified California-based public corporations to include women directors on their board. Sidley Austin LLP put out a bulletin on the topic. To ensure it receives widespread circulation, I am reproducing its main text below, with one minor change to break up an absurdly long sentence. (more…)

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Culture Impact #corpdirforum2018

Culture Impact: Directors Forum 2018

The Culture Impact: Values, Attitudes & Strategic Directions Culture impact in corporate governance got a big boost with NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report Culture as a Corporate Asset. A brave panel tackled the topic, The Culture Impact: Values, Attitudes & Strategic Directions, at the Corporate Directors Forums I attended in San Diego. Like all Corporate Directors Forums, this […]

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Standing Voting Instructions Ban Suppresses Retail Vote

Standing Voting Instructions: Reviewed

Standing Voting Instructions: Empowering the Excluded Retail Investor by Jill E Fisch just could be the most important article on corporate governance this year… if it is widely read and acted on. Download at ecgi, Penn Law or SSRN. The above photo is from Small Investors Support the Boards. But Few of Them Vote, The New York […]

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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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Medtronic

Medtronic PLC: How I Voted – Proxy Score 44

Medtronic PLC ($MDT) manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. Medtronic is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is on December 11, 2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two funds when I checked.  I voted with the Board’s recommendations 44% of the time. View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations on how to vote the proxy […]

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Replacing Board Members - Elephant In The Room

Video Friday: Replacing Board Members

As I reported in Replacing Board Members: The Elephant in the Room, SVDX and Stanford University’s Rock Center put on another great event last week that just about packed the house! These events are always top notch. A few nibbles and coffee or tea for breakfast, excellent company and a great program — what more could you want on third […]

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Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity

Where are Women? Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity

Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Strategies for Increasing Board Diversity – A Conversation with Aaron Dhir and Deborah Rhode. Sponsored by the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Women on Boards, and the Vision 2020 Project. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 – 5:30pm Reception 5:30 – 6:30pm Presentation Stanford Law School, Room 190 (more…)

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