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12 Dec 2017

AGM Season Review - Australia

2017 AGM SEASON VOTING HIGHLIGHTS Between the months of September and November 2017 there were nine strikes recorded at companies within the S&P/ASX 300 ...
12 Dec 2017

ESG Shareholder Activism: Case Study Origin Energy 2017 AGM

CASE STUDY: ORIGIN ENERGY 2017 AGM  Background to the Meeting Origin announced in August 2017 that 129 shareholders representing approximately 0.0169...
12 Dec 2017

Proxy Advisor Policy Updates - Australia

ISS, CGI Glass Lewis (CGI) and the Australian Council for Superannuation Investors (ACSI) have recently published their updated Australian proxy voting guidelin...
06 Dec 2017

Glass Lewis 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates - New and Updated Policies: Minor Impact in 2018

 Glass Lewis has released 2018 updates to its Proxy Paper Guidelines for both management and shareholder proposals. Glass Lewis has added several new guide...
28 Nov 2017

ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates

ISS 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates Changes are Modest in Scope ISS recently released updates to its proxy voting guidelines for 2018. These policy c...
10 Nov 2017

Additional Burdens for Boards and Issuers Seeking No-Action Relief. New Requirements for Shareholder Proponents

Last week, on the cusp of the 2018 proxy season, the Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 141 (SLB 14I)* reg...