Financial results through the third quarter showed continued strength for the S&P 1500, but will economic headwinds make for a tougher environment in 2019?
Chris Kozlowski, Mike Biggane and Steve Kline
Two recent events suggest it is increasingly likely there will be changes to the proxy process: a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the “Corporate Governance Fairness Act,” and SEC Chairperson Jay Clayton’s comments on possible regulatory action on initiatives involving proxy proposals and proxy advisors.
Steve Seelig and Puneet Arora
Companies preparing for Year 2 CEO pay ratio disclosures now have more questions to consider. Recently, Fortune 500 company compensation committees began receiving a letter from a group of 48 institutional investors requesting that they disclose more so that shareholders have additional information on workforce compensation practices. This is the first of two blog posts that consider how companies should respond.
Steve Seelig, Jamie Teo and Rich Luss
What’s clear from the recent Securities and Exchange (SEC) roundtable on the proxy voting process and subsequent press accounts is that concerned parties have very different agendas for possible next steps. We offer some of our impressions of the recent meeting.
Companies are deep in preparation for year-end executive pay decisions and disclosures, and to launch 2019 pay plans. Success will depend on their ability to navigate numerous issues. Our December 6 webcast will provide you with needed information to make informed decisions.
Companies are under increasing pressure to review and consider the role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within the business. This is not necessarily a new concept, but has been increasing in prominence given pressures from investors and proxy advisory firms.
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