Glass Lewis presents a preview of the upcoming 2017 proxy season for the United States and Canadian markets. Senior members of the Glass Lewis research team discuss key topics and expectations for the 2017 proxy season, including company engagement, corporate governance, executive compensation and environmental & social matters.

You can also read a summary of what to look for in our North America Season Preview Briefing here.


  • Kern McPherson – Senior Director of North American Research
  • Greg Waters – Director of North American Research
  • Courteney Keatinge – Director of Environmental, Social & Governance Research
  • Julian Hamud – Manager of Executive Compensation Research


  • Introductions  [00:15]
  • Overview of Glass Lewis Engagement in 2016  [01:17]
  • Board Refreshment and Diversity  [04:58]
  • United States: Corporate Governance policy updates for 2017  [08:27]
  • Canada: Policy updates for 2017  [12:27]
  • Shareholder Initiatives: Trends for 2017  [13:45]
  • Shareholder Initiatives: Policy updates for 2017  [20:54]
  • Integration of Sustainalytics data into Glass Lewis proxy papers  [21:51]
  • Executive Compensation: Marketplace trends  [23:21]
  • Executive Compensation: Policy updates for 2017  [29:05]
  • Updates to Glass Lewis equity plan analysis for 2017  [30:40]
  • Wrap-up and Glass Lewis issuer portal  [32:01]

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Access the PPT deck here: 2017 Glass Lewis Proxy Season Preview – North America.ppt


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