shareholder, vote, voting, raised hands

28 May, 2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividend policies

Shareholders have called for greater transparency on dividend policies following a review that found one in five companies are failing to stage an annual vote on dividend payouts, or are simply making...
executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

7 May, 2019

Investors fail to challenge CEO pay

Back in 2012 the UK was in the grip of a debate about executive pay. The coalition government of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were determined to do something about it. Indeed, by 2013 UK shareh...
New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street

18 July, 2018

Shareholder proposals gain ‘traction’ during US proxy season

The number of shareholder proposals faced by companies in the 2018 US proxy season decreased overall, but research reveals that the average support during a vote lifted. Meanwhile, climate remains ...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

18 April, 2018

Legal & General and investment group to ‘vote against’ non-diverse boards

The heat has been put on boards that fail to manage compliance with diversity targets, after key investor representatives issued broadsides against those with too few women in place. Legal & Ge...
Carillion

30 January, 2018

ISS advocates AGM vote abstention for ex-Carillion audit chair Andrew Dougal

Former Carillion audit committee chair Andrew Dougal is to face an uncomfortable time in his role as a board member at Victrex, with votes likely to be made against his reappointment in the role. G...
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

3 November, 2017

US watchdog raises hurdle for shareholder votes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US financial watchdog, has beefed up the guidance for shareholder proposals, potentially making it easier for companies to resist votes on social or e...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

5 October, 2017

Give investors a greater say on executive pay

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, legislators in some countries moved to address corporate excesses by making shareholder votes on CEO pay mandatory. The United Kingdom mandated a non-binding ...
Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell

7 September, 2017

Hellawell narrowly retains Sports Direct chair after shareholder vote

Sports Direct’s chairman has narrowly survived a vote by independent shareholders to remain in the role. Keith Hellawell received 53.24% of votes at the sports retailer’s 2017 AGM,
Sports Direct

1 September, 2017

Institutions oppose Sports Direct chairman’s reappointment

A number of investors and shareholder representatives are against the reappointment of Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell, days before the crucial vote at its AGM. Having survived a
Exxon Oil

4 July, 2017

Shareholder displeasure against S&P500 directors reaches high level

Displeasure among shareholders for company directors in the US has reached its highest level in seven years, according to research. ISS Corporate Solutions finds that 20% of shareholder votes have...