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Portfolios on the Ballot 2024

Portfolios on the Ballot 2024

Portfolios on the Ballot 2024 (POTB 2024), sponsored by The Shareholder Commons (TSC), is designed to guide investors in voting their proxies with a systems-first approach. I fully endorse this initiative. Their report emphasizes the importance of protecting the social and environmental systems that underpin the value of all companies within a diversified investment portfolio. […]

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Broadridge Threatens Right to Proxy Voting

Broadridge Threatens Right to Proxy Voting

Many were not surprised when the SEC, under Trump appointees, made it more difficult for retail shareholders to submit proposals. Read about our ongoing efforts to overturn that roadblock at Restore Shareholder Proposal Rights. However, most will be surprised that Broadridge Financial Solutions filed a no-action request that could end meaningful proxy voting at meetings, […]

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#ICGN16

#ICGN16: Part 1

#ICGN16 was the hashtag for tweeting about the 2016 annual meeting of the International Corporate Governance Network held in San Francisco, June 27 – 29th, 2016. Check Twitter for additional posts to #ICGN16. What follows are a few of my rough notes from the conference. Accuracy for details isn’t one of my noted strengths, so […]

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QVB vs Proxy Exchange: Buy Votes or Assign Them?

Thanks to Broc Romanek I learned of what he termed the Wildest Idea of the Year? Creating a “Vote Buying” Framework, July 29, 2013. Here’s part of his take: Two Professors from the U. of Chicago – Eric Posner and Glen Weyl – have used their economic backgrounds as a way to devise a solution to shareholders […]

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