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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.

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|

DOL Proposes Rule on ESG & Fiduciary Duties under ERISA: Call for Comment

On June 23, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule on plan fiduciaries’ duties when considering investments that incorporate environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) factors. Now plan fiduciaries, asset managers, and other [...]

By |July 13, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Revision of Spanish Governance Code Increases Gender Diversity Targets and Emphasis on Non-Financial Risks

On June 26, 2020 the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores or “CNMV”) published some amendments to the Spanish Good Governance Code of Listed Companies (the “Code”). CNMV outlined four [...]

By |July 9, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Board Gender Diversity: Hard Quota Introduced in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the most progressive markets in Europe when it comes to corporate governance matters, with companies required to take ‘social acceptance’ into account when crafting their remuneration policies as part of [...]

By |July 7, 2020|Blog|
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