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SOC Takes on SBUX

SOC Takes on SBUX

SOC Takes on SBUX: Finally, The First ESG Proxy Contest Under UPC For over a year, we and others speculated that ESG proponents would pounce on universal proxy cards (UPC) as a way to escalate efforts to exert influence over companies. Since UPC became mandatory in September 2022, we have seen exactly zero proxy contests […]

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Boardroom Insider: Curbing Board Expenses

The April edition of Ralph Ward’s Boardroom Insider offers excellent tips on curbing board expanses. Costs of corporate governance soared after passage of Sarbanes-Oxley. While the rate of increase has now declined, governance costs continue to climb, with paperwork and incentives to hire more outside counsel and consulting advice. Ward points out that money saved […]

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