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American Express Company: Proxy Score 38

American Express CompanyAmerican Express Company (NYSE:AXP, $AXP) provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 2, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three funds when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee, incentive plan, overboarded director. FOR all other items in the proxy, including shareholder proposals. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 88% of the time. View Proxy Statement.

Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations on how to vote the proxy in order to enhance corporate governance and long-term value. Continue Reading →

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Lost in Translation: Directors & Cyber-Risks



Cyber-Risk Forum as Advertised by SVDX

Directors aren’t chief technology officers (CTOs): What is the “right” level of inquiry and diligence when it comes to cyber-threats? Where will boards be held responsible for cyber-failures, and what can they do to protect their shareholders and themselves from frivolous suits? What did the Target board fail to do that the Wyndham board did so well? The panel includes active public company board members, a corporate governance expert steeped in the ethos of Silicon Valley and a renowned cyber-liability insurance expert. The program will be both practical and interactive. Continue Reading →

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Technology at the Top, the Changes Made in the Boardroom


Amanda Biggs

Guest post from Amanda Biggs, web manager and governance writer. By participating in the expansion of the Leading Boards portal for boards of directors, she has specialized on issues concerning the arrival of technology inside the boardroom.

All through the last decade new technology solutions and tools have moved from being non-existent to becoming a “must have” for many directors worldwide. Indeed, research and development led to “board portals” which are adapted to the boardrooms’ needs and have become be necessary for the modern challenges that boards face concerning workflow and management. The advent of the iPad with its mobile Continue Reading →

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Board Portal Security Offering by Directors & Boards

As we reported several days ago in Directors Desk Potentially Compromised, security of board documents and conversations has increased as a concern. Now Directors & Boards offers a free webinar open to public or private board member, senior corporate executive, corporate governance officer, corporate counsel, or board advisor interested in better understanding board portals and their applications for supporting board communications and executive team collaboration.

Register for Secure Board Portals: What Directors Need to Know About Security, Portability and Control, to be held March 16, 2011 at 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific.

Secure board portals for the browser, and now for the iPad, are changing the nature of board work for directors everywhere. And given recent news, security is the critical issue.

Document security and portability contributes to enhanced communication between and among directors and boards, improved corporate governance, and expanded opportunities for dialog linking directors with management as well as with key shareholders.

In this 60 minute free webinar, BoardVantage’s Joe Ruck, along with a senior board member, and Directors & Boards’ Jim Kristie, will engage in a lively look at new developments in board portal and communications technology, including portable access to board communications and corporate collaboration via iPad apps, and a discussion of important data security concerns.

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