Thirteen Hot Shareholder Topics for 2016
Executives and boards should be prepared to address these issues with shareholders at annual meetings this year.
SEC Gives Boost to Investors in Proxy Battles
A regulator says new guidance will prevent companies from "gaming the rules to deny shareowners the right to vote on critical reforms."
Bank of America Gives Shareholders “Meaningful Access”
The financial institution becomes the latest to adopt proxy access rules at the urging of large pension funds.
GE Opens Up Board Nominations
The industrial giant amended its bylaws to allow shareholders to include their director nominations in proxy materials.
SEC About-Face in Whole Foods Case May Empower Investors
The change could prevent other companies from excluding shareholder proposals that they say "directly conflict" with management proposals.