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The Glass Lewis Blog is regularly updated with information of use to our institutional investor clients including our insights on major corporate governance news, replays of Proxy Talk conference calls, and the publication of new guidelines, season previews, season reviews and special reports.

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|

Glass Lewis Appoints Governance Industry Veteran to Lead Sales and ESG Expert to Lead Proxy Research and Engagement

Names Dan Concannon as Chief Commercial Officer and Eric Shostal as Senior Vice President of Research and Engagement. SAN FRANCISCO (September 14, 2020) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance solutions, announces [...]

By |September 14, 2020|Blog, Press Releases|

Are You Ready For SRD II?

It’s time to get ready. After years of consultations and partial implementations, the final European Union-wide regulations of the revised Shareholder Rights Directive (“SRD II”) come fully into force in September, bringing new requirements for [...]

By |August 24, 2020|Blog|

New SEC Guidance Increases Compliance Work for Investment Advisers; Leveraging Glass Lewis’ Existing Compliance Solutions to Meet Regulatory Expectations

As July turns to August and many of us think of extra time with family and perhaps even a covid-modified vacation, the SEC has continued what has become a regrettable late summer tradition during this [...]

By |August 6, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Glass Lewis’ Approach to Remuneration in Global Markets in Light of Covid-19

In March, Glass Lewis noted that everything is affected by the coronavirus and outlined our approach to governance issues in the context of the pandemic. The emergence of COVID-19 as the trigger for a global [...]

By |August 5, 2020|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: iSignthis Limited

At its 2020 shareholder meeting in July, iSignthis Limited (ISX) had some unusual agenda items. In addition to the standard director re-election and remuneration-related proposals, the AGM for the dual Australian Securities- and Frankfurt Stock [...]

By |August 4, 2020|Blog|

AGM and Shareholder Meeting Tracker – Date Changes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting proxy season around the globe and hundreds of meetings are now delayed or postponed. Glass Lewis is tracking the impact on the table below. This table will be updated [...]

By |August 3, 2020|Blog|

Shareholder Voting Research Group Announces Appointment of Best Practice Principles (BPP) Oversight Committee Representatives

The Best Practice Principles Group for shareholder voting research (“BPPG”) and the independent Oversight Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Davis, today announced the appointment of BPP Oversight Committee (“the Committee”) members who will monitor the Principles [...]

By |July 15, 2020|Blog, Press Releases, Regulatory Matters|
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