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Proxy Season Review: Dutch Companies Adjust to SRD II and Revised Expectations on Pay

The introduction of the Shareholder Rights Directive (“SRD II”) across the European Union proved to be challenging for many European companies, but nowhere were the additional forward- and backward-looking remuneration proposals as controversial as the [...]

By |October 21, 2020|Blog, Proxy Season Review|

Proxy Season Insider: October 21

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team: Computershare Limited Australian Securities Exchange November 11 AGM The low interest rate environment that has arisen in response to COVID-19 has impaired Computershare [...]

By |October 21, 2020|Blog|

Proxy Season Reviews for APAC Now Available

Glass Lewis’ 2020 Proxy Season Reviews for Japan, Korea, and China/Taiwan are now available. You can access them directly from our Proxy Season Review page. Our Proxy Season Review series provides a comprehensive overview of [...]

By |October 20, 2020|Blog|

Meeting SRD II’s New Requirements

The European Union’s revised Shareholder Rights Directive (“SRD II”) is extending the chain of custody for proxy votes, increasing resulting reporting requirements for proxy voters, and expanding the reach of say-on-pay proposals into new markets. [...]

By |October 19, 2020|Blog|

Drama at Bank Hapoalim Places Israel’s Competitive Elections in the Spotlight

Bank Hapoalim B.M. ("Hapoalim") will be the last and the largest of Israel’s non-controlled banks to hold its annual meeting in 2020. On the meeting agenda are compensation policy and compensation packages of the board [...]

By |October 19, 2020|Blog|

Proxy Season Reviews for North America Now Available

Glass Lewis’ 2020 Proxy Season Reviews for the United States and Canada, along with our pan-market review of Shareholder Proposals, are now available. You can access them directly from our Proxy Season Review page. Our [...]

By |October 8, 2020|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: October 7

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team: The Star Entertainment Group Limited Australian Securities Exchange October 22 There’s no doubt that that companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors were [...]

By |October 7, 2020|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: September 28

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team: Brambles Limited Australian Securities Exchange October 8 Despite the economic and operational impact of COVID-19, Brambles experienced a strong year. Executive pay decisions [...]

By |September 28, 2020|Blog|

What is alstria office REIT-AG’s “Green Dividend” and How Does it Relate to Efficient Sustainability Investment?

Investors focused on ESG have long argued that a commitment to sustainability could pay dividends. Now, with the EU putting a focus on standardizing ESG definitions through its Taxonomy Regulation, the German company alstria office [...]

By |September 24, 2020|Blog|

Disenfranchising Shareholders and Reducing Corporate Accountability: Comments Due on DOL Proposal to Limit Shareholder Voting by October 5, 2020    

Investors’ ability to manage assets and exercise shareholder voting rights to create value and mitigate risk are again under attack in Washington, D.C., this time by the Department of Labor (“DOL”). Fresh on the heels [...]

By |September 21, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|
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