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Redfin 2021 zombie home

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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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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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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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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Majority-Voting 2021

Majority Voting 2021: Corporate Petitions

Majority Voting 2021. Proxy proposals provide powerful tools to hold corporations accountable. YourStake.org is an online petition platform for financial advisors. The combined savings of many citizens make up the majority of investment into big companies. Companies already respond to big investors. Now they will respond to you if you let them know your concerns. Find a financial […]

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WD-40 2020

WD-40 2020: Employee Voice

WD-40 2020, where employee voice and empowerment is on the ballot. The WD-40 2020 annual meeting is Tuesday, December 8th. To enhance long-term value, vote AGAINST the auditor and FOR all other items, including #4. $WDFC (more…)

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Electronic Arts 2020

Electronic Arts 2020: Vote FOR Written Consent

Electronic Arts 2020 annual meeting is 8/6/2020 at 2PM Pacific virtually by entering the eligible shareholder’s 16-digit control number found on the proxy card. To enhance long-term value: Vote AGAINST Coleman, Hong, Huber, Ubinas, Simonson, Probst, Ueberroth, Pay and  Auditor. Vote FOR Written Consent. See list of all virtual-only meetings maintained by ISS. (more…)

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Shareholder-Driven Stakeholderism

Shareholder-Driven Stakeholderism

Shareholder-Driven Stakeholderism (U of Chicago) by Cathy Hwang and Yaron Nili argues the Business Roundtable Statement of the Purpose of a Corporation should be seen as another way to entrench management, instead of disarming greedy profit-driven shareholders. Analysis of data, drawn from companies in the S&P 1500, found shareholders, not management, “have been the driving force behind […]

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Illumina 2020 Political Disclosures

Illumina 2020 Political Disclosures

Illumina 2020 annual meeting is 5/27/2020 at 10AM Pacific, a virtual-only meeting. To enhance long-term value: Vote AGAINST Dorsa and Epstin, Auditor and Executive Pay. Vote FOR Political Disclosures.  See list of all virtual-only meetings maintained by ISS. To have your vote count, vote by 5/26 or at the meeting on 5/27. (more…)

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CSP Directors Majority Vote Requested for 2020

CSP Directors Majority Vote Requested for 2020

CSP Directors Majority Vote requested in shareholder proposal for 2020 proxy season. This should be an easy but meaningful ask. More than 91% of S&P 500 use that standard. CSP’s market cap is about $55M, so CSP is a very small but even a majority of small-caps use a majority vote standard when electing directors. […]

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Costco ESG Momentum

Costco ESG Momentum: Right to Remove Directors

Costco ESG momentum has improved. I submitted a shareholder proposal to help keep it on that path. The proposal would eliminate a corporate governance anomaly Costco has by virtue of being incorporated in the state of Washington, which allows articles of incorporation to provide that directors cannot be removed without cause by shareholders. (more…)

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Mutual Fund Wars

Mutual Fund Wars Over Fees AND Proxy Votes

Mutual fund wars are fierce around pricing. What if competition was also fierce around proxy voting? Could that change the world? I certainly think so. My petition to the SEC could generate mutual fund wars around ensuring proxy votes align with investor values. (Rulemaking Petition for Real-Time Disclosure of Proxy Votes, SEC File 4-748, Jul. […]

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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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Gender Quotas in California Boardrooms May Pave Way for Diversity

By August 31, 2018, California could become the first state in the nation with gender quotas to mandate publicly held companies that base their operations in the state to have women on their boards. The legislation—SB 826—will require public companies headquartered in California to have a minimum of one female on its board of directors […]

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Tesla 2018 Underperforms by 24%

Tesla 2018 Proxy Decisions Crucial

Tesla 2018 annual meeting is June 5, 2018. Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States and internationally. If Tesla is to survive and thrive, it needs a more independent board. The vote of shareholders will be crucial in deciding Tesla’s future. Most shareholders […]

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Nell Minow

Nell Minow: Only Corporate Governance Can Save the World

Nell Minow is one of my heroes. Her 1991 book with Bob Monks, Power and Accountability: Restoring the Balances of Power Between Corporations and Society, helped me give a name and framework to what I thought was the world’s most important overlooked problem — corporate governance. During the last 27 years, I have never met […]

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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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Equilar GDI: Board Gender Parity 2055

The new Equilar GDI (Gender Diversity Index) found it will take nearly 40 years for Russell 3000 boards of directors to reach gender parity. If the current rate of growth remains the same, Russell 3000 boards would reach 50% male and 50% female representation in Q4 2055. Diversity Forum I urge readers 5/10 join CalPERS […]

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Douglas Park of Park and Dibadj Consultancy

Park and Dibadj Consultancy

Douglas Park and Reza Dibadj have launched their boutique business and legal consultancy, Park and Dibadj (P&D)—a unique firm that addresses unmet needs in corporate strategy and governance. We bring decades of successful experience as both lawyers and strategists in extraordinarily challenging environments. We believe that a siloed approach—law on the one hand, business on […]

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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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The Handbook of Board Governance

The Handbook of Board Governance

When I agreed to contribute a chapter to Richard Leblanc’s book, I knew he was an excellent speaker, blogger and teacher. I also suspected he was a good promoter. How else could he attract over 23,000 members to his Linkedin group, Boards & Advisors? But, I never dreamed I’d see The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide […]

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Directors Forum 2016: Set for Opening Reception

Directors Forum 2016: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue

Directors Forum 2016 is a ‘must’ in an increasingly complex and volatile environment with expanding investor and stakeholder activism, geo-political unrest and 24/7 political campaigning, boards and management facing unprecedented demands. “Directors Forum 2016: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue,” hosted by Corporate Directors Forum on January 24-26, 2016, provides a forum for three constituencies […]

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1 woman for every 7 men in top leadership at California's largest firms

Small Gains by Women in California Companies

Women in California companies continue to make slight progress. More of California’s largest 400 public companies public companies than ever have women chief executive officers (CEOs), and fewer have no women in their C-suites and boardrooms. However, the annual University of California, Davis, study shows women still hold just one in eight of the senior […]

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CII - Proxy Access: Best Practices

Avoiding Proxy Access Lite: Revised Template

Last week I uploaded a revised template for proxy access proposals (see Avoiding Proxy Access Lite: QUALCOMM Proposal) to address some of the problems identified by the Council of Institutional Investors in their August 5th report, Proxy Access: Best Practices. Thanks to the quick response from several readers, I have already made a few improvments. Please use […]

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