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Meta Platforms & ownership culture

Meta Platforms: Address Inequality Through Ownership Culture

Meta Platforms should address inequality by helping to establish an ownership culture where all Americans are shareholders with a voice in corporate activity, especially at corporations where they are employed.  Voting in favor of the shareholder proposal outlined below will send a message not only to Mark Zuckerberg but to all those who currently control […]

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Procter & Gamble headquarters building in Cincinnati. Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2005-August-09

Procter & Gamble Employees: Do You Have a Say?

Procter & Gamble employees, do you have a reasonable degree of control over your work and the strategic direction of your Company? Management tells me Procter & Gamble employees have a “significant influence” on Company practices. They have ample opportunity to share perspectives with each other, managers, and the Board. Specifically, they cite the P&G […]

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Beat the CRA Clock – Can Shareholders Do It?

Beat the CRA Clock At the end of March, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Congressman Michael San Nicolas (D-Guam), Vice-Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced (S.J. Res. 16; H.J. Res. 36) under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn recently adopted changes to the SEC’s shareholder proposal […]

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EllieMae Declassified Board

EllieMae Declassified Board

EllieMae Declassified Board. 8-K filing mentions the Board’s 2018 proposal but fails to mention my shareholder proposal in 2017, which won 87% of the vote and drove the Board’s 2018 proposal. Unfortunately, I am not as good at following up on implementation as I should be. This was brought to my attention thanks to a diligent […]

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Business Roundtable

Investor Letter to BRT (Business Roundtable)

Publisher’s Note: The following guest post from Timothy Smith reproduces a recent investor letter to the BRT (Business Roundtable) concerning the importance of shareholder resolutions. I added title, graphics, changed some of the formatting and added a note about the BRT for background. See also previous posts: Financial CHOICE Act: From too big to fail, to […]

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RBI to Curb Antibiotics in Chicken

Restaurant Brands International (RBI), parent of Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes,  announced its decision to purchase only chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine by the end of 2018, a major sustainability milestone for the world’s third-largest fast food restaurant operator. RBI came to an agreement in March 2016 with As You Sow,a […]

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Financial CHOICE Act Does Away with Shareholder Proposals

Financial CHOICE Act: Take Action

The draft Financial CHOICE Act, among other things, would take away a shareholder’s choice to file proxy proposals, their choice to refile similar proposals in subsequent years, their choice to use an agent to help them file and their right to choose from competing candidates unless they attend the meeting in person. The draft Financial […]

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H&R Block Adopts Proxy Access; Should I Withdraw?

H&R Block Inc. (HRB) has informed me, without any attempt to negotiate terms over my submitted proposal, that their board has gone ahead and adopted proxy access bylaws. In their words: The key provisions included in the Company’s proxy access bylaw provision are substantially consistent with the Proposal.  Given that the purpose of the Proposal […]

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CSP Inc. (CSPI): Proxy Score 89

I am too busy to provide the usual analysis of the proxy at CSP Inc. (CSPI). Today is the last day to vote the CSPI proxy using the Internet. The most critical item on the CSPI proxy is my proposal to allow shareowners to nominate board members. Please vote in favor of proposal #5, proxy […]

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Shareholder Proposal: Best Response is Not a Lawsuit

Amy L. Goodman and John F. Olson, both of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP posted Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2014 Proxy Season on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation yesterday. It included some good information and analysis but seemed a bit too much like the response to a shareholder […]

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Canadian Key Proxy Vote Survey

While the majority of shareholders continue to vote with management, a growing number of shareowners are giving more care and attention to how they vote, with several key votes in 2012 registering 20% or more of shareowners voting against management recommendations. (more…)

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