Articles about corporate governance, annual meetings and proxy voting. Ongoing discussion about these articles can be accessed in the Corporate Governance 2.0 group on LinkedIn
By Richard Ketchen on August 4, 2011
WHAT gets measured, matters. Measuring the effectiveness of stakeholder, investor and other corporate communication activities, however, has always been somewhat ambiguous. Until now.
By Dominic Jones on May 18, 2011
AMID deep public distrust of all things Wall Street, regulators are coming under growing pressure to act against the billion-dollar business of private meetings between corporate executives and an elite group of traders and analysts.
By Dominic Jones on April 27, 2011
TWO senior members of Occidental Petroleum’s (NYSE:OXY) board yesterday held a private conference call with a group of shareholders ostensibly to discuss the company’s corporate governance practices, but uninvited investors might well be wondering what was discussed on the call given the subsequent performance of the stock.
By Dominic Jones on April 13, 2011
NATIONAL Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) CEO Jeff Morgan noted in his weekly message yesterday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants companies to help educate retail investors about proxy voting by adding links on their websites to the SEC’s educational materials.
By Dominic Jones on March 24, 2011
COFFEE company Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) held its annual meeting in front of a 2000-strong crowd in its hometown Seattle yesterday – and if you weren’t able to be there in person you could tune in to a video webcast and live tweeting session to stay in the loop.
By Dominic Jones on March 15, 2011
FOR its annual meeting this year, the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is inviting investors to visit its first-ever online “shareowner forum” on a special password-protected website.
By Dominic Jones on March 4, 2011
FERTILIZER giant PotashCorp (TSE, NYSE:POT) is tackling the touchy topic of executive pay with a web-based communication campaign that includes a shareholder survey, a series of videos, and pay disclosures you can easily tweet or Like on Facebook.
By Dominic Jones on February 25, 2011
IT’S early in the US proxy season, but it looks as if shareholders are set to give directors a stern rebuke on at least one of the two say-on-pay items that are on annual meeting ballots this year.
By Dominic Jones on February 7, 2011
A RECOGNIZED authority on cyber security says the hacking activity against NASDAQ OMX’s Directors Desk board portal, used by 10,000 directors and many Fortune 500 companies, has hallmarks of state-sponsored corporate espionage.
By Dominic Jones on February 6, 2011
SENSITIVE board documents at 300 companies that use NASDAQ OMX’s board portal service may have been repeatedly compromised for over a year by hackers, prompting an investigation by the FBI, the Secret Service and the US Department of Justice.
By Dominic Jones on January 31, 2011
THE CFA Institute, the professional body that bestows the Chartered Financial Analyst designation on portfolio managers and analysts, has released a template for company executive compensation reports that it hopes will make annual pay disclosures “clearer and more relevant to investors.”
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2011
NOW that US shareholders have a formal way to express their opinions on companies’ executive compensation practices, forward-thinking governance and investor relations professionals might want to think about using the web to tell their companies’ compensation stories.
By Dominic Jones on December 2, 2010
FOR THE past two years, Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BR) CEO Richard Daly has been talking to analysts about the promise of his pet project – the company’s proprietary Investor Network shareholder forum that has failed to gain market acceptance.