Meaningful Message: Inspiring trust through your CEO letter

February 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

The letter from the CEO or Chairman may be the most turned-to section in an annual report or proxy statement. Yet, many companies seem to be missing an opportunity to make a meaningful connection with [...]

Be creative when grabbing investors’ attention

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Companies seeking to increase their engagement with shareholders are turning to inventive ways of attracting their audience’s attention. To reverse a long-running trend of decreased voting participation by retail investors, Bank of America is donating [...]

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 [...]