Tag Archives | James McRitchie

Northern Trust 2024

Northern Trust 2024 Ascertain Client Voting Preferences

Northern Trust 2024. James McRitchie’s proposal to Ascertain Client Voting Preferences is one of several items to be voted on before or during the Northern Trust annual meeting on April 16, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I suggest you vote in advance. However, you can also vote with your control […]

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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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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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Fair and Balanced at CalPERS

Fair and Balanced at CalPERS?

Fair and Balanced was the motto of Fox News. In 2017 they moved to a slightly more accurate “Most Watched, Most Trusted.” Most boards of directors, especially pension funds, like CalPERS, with a fiduciary duty to members that elect some directors and influence the election of others, want to at least appear fair and balanced […]

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CII 2023 Fall Conference: Next Frontiers in Governance

CII 2023 Fall Conference. I hope to see many of you there. I’m excited about the theme, “Next Frontiers in Governance.” CII offers unprecedented opportunities to network, share best practices, and learn from others. The CII 2023 Fall Conference will be in-person only. Register for the conference in Long Beach, California. In preparing to meet […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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