Labrador and EY publish new Corporate Governance report

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Broad progress by European companies on governance, transparency and other stakeholder priorities is reported in the 2018 Corporate Governance Overview, being published this month by Labrador and EY. The report surveyed 220 companies in four [...]

5 noteworthy trends from our annual proxy benchmark

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

For the second year in a row, our benchmark study of the proxy statements filed by Fortune’s 250 largest U.S. firms determined that companies are devoting an increasing amount of attention (and proxy real estate) [...]

Getting ready for the activist at your door

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Chris Wightman, a partner and founder of CamberView Partners and formerly with Vanguard, recently shared his views with Labrador on investor-company relations, the effects of changes in ownership and shareholder activism. Since CamberView’s founding in [...]

New UK governance code: meaningful, transparent reporting

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Glass Lewis, 07/16/2018 The new UK governance code, released July 16, is moving away from the tick-box approach to disclosure, setting new standards for regulators, such as the SEC, in hopes that companies will increase [...]

Feeling the heat on climate change

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Last month’s approvals of climate-change risk disclosure resolutions at Kinder Morgan and Anardarko Petroleum are the latest visible signals that shareholder interest in environmental issues remains high. Yet, beyond steadily increasing support for environmental resolutions, [...]

Keep Climbing: Boardroom Summit speakers urge improvements

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Increasing Board visits to company sites, considering new approaches to evaluating risk and improving transparency on compensation, governance and sustainability. These were among the many insights offered by speakers at last week’s Corporate Board Member's [...]

High-risk, high-profile issues approaching

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

As large, mainstream asset managers continue to take increasingly vocal positions on environmental and social issues, two high-profile topics appear likely to appear on more and more company boards’ agendas: sexual harassment and guns. Sexism [...]

Go beyond compliance: New topics to include in your proxy

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Need to know what good corporate performance looks like in areas such as sustainability, shareholder engagement and transparency? Check out these comments about recipients of the recently announced Corporate Governance Awards: “…raised the bar for [...]