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 [...]

Labrador’s 2017 proxy benchmark: and the best practices are…

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Rising shareholder activity on sustainability issues and heightened interest in board diversity are increasingly reflected in the proxy statements of major companies. This is among key trends we observed in our just-published benchmark survey of [...]

Vanguard’s unmistakable disclosure priorities

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Recent actions at Vanguard point to the increasing scrutiny within the investor community regarding the topics on which companies are expected to report – and act. In its annual investment stewardship report, Vanguard cites its four [...]

Sustainable value creation through integrated reporting

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In March (previous post), we highlighted the growing relevance of integrated reporting as a means of providing clarity and reassurance to investors. The integrated report brings your company’s financial strategy, clearly linked to your corporate [...]

Spring has sprung! The proxy season is in full swing…

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Here's what you need to know Boards remain in the spotlight Over the past six months we have heard a lot about board composition. Stakeholders are pushing for answers, asking questions about the right mix of [...]