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Amazon 2019 ProxyInsight

Amazon 2019 Proxy Voting Guide

Amazon 2019 annual meeting is May 22nd, so vote online by May 21st. To enhance long-term shareholder value, vote AGAINST Thomas Ryder, pay and auditor. Vote FOR all shareholder proposals EXCEPT #12 Report on Board Ideologies. (more…)

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Amazon 2018 Rigs Election

Amazon 2018 Proxy: Rigging the Vote Count

Amazon 2018 annual meeting is May 30th. View proxy. I do not have time to go through my usual voting rationale. I am too busy with companies where I have a proposal. However, I want to bring to your attention a very important proposal from Bruce Herbert at Newground Social Investments, starting at page 18. […]

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Goldman Sachs: Proxy Vote 50

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS, $GS) is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The annual meeting of Goldman Sachs is coming up on May 20, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, compensation committee; FOR all shareholder proposals. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 50% of […]

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Intel

Intel: Proxy Voting Score 56

Intel Corporation (NASD:INTC), one of the stocks in my portfolio, designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/21/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of three funds when I checked and voted on 5/14/2015. I voted with management 56% of the time and assigned Intel a proxy score of 56.  (more…)

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Investor Voice

Simple Majority Vote Counting Initiative for Proxies

This guest post from Bruce Herbert of Investor Voice provides an overview of a simple majority vote counting shareholder initiative, which seeks to eliminate abstentions from the denominator in calculating votes as well as super majority threshold requirements that have not been approved by shareholders. “Fair corporate suffrage is an important right that should attach to every equity security bought […]

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CalPERS

CalPERS Makes History @ Nabors

CalPERS today announced that the System’s shareowner proposal at Nabors Industries $NBR recommending that the company change its proxy voting methodologies passed with the support of a majority of shares voted. CalPERS sought the changes to ensure equality and fairness in the manner in which Nabors counts votes cast on proxy proposals at its annual […]

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Walden Seeks Review of Proxy Voting Policy at Oxy

The inveterate Timothy Smith, Director of Environmental Social and Governance Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management recently wrote (download pdf) to Margaret (Peggy) Foran who chairs the Board Governance Committee at Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy), asking them to review their vote counting bylaws and practices prior to their May 2nd AGM. (more…)

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Deceptive Vote Counting: Cisco We Hear You Loud & Clear

As the press release from Boston Common Asset Management below reports, Cisco Systems made a deceptive announcement of vote results because they used two different methods to calculate proxy results announced at the annual meeting. They reported their own proposals as a simple ratio of those voting but included not only abstentions in the ratio […]

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