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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Lignes directrices sur le vote par procuration pour 2021 : points saillants au Canada

À l’approche de la prochaine période de sollicitation de procurations, les émetteurs sont invités à se familiariser avec les lignes directrices canadiennes en matière de vote par procuration respectives d’Institutional...more

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How Companies Can Prepare for SEC Proxy Advisor Reform

The SEC’s long-awaited final rules governing voting advice provided by proxy advisory firms such as Institutional Shareholders Service (ISS) and Glass Lewis (the “final rules”) became effective on November 2, 2020. The final...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

2021 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights

In preparation for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass...more

Snell & Wilmer

Annual Meeting and Proxy Considerations

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Holding Your Annual Meeting Virtually—Lessons Learned From 2020 - In light of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it comes as no surprise that there was a dramatic increase in the number of virtual...more

Stinson - Corporate & Securities Law Blog

ISS Issues Compensation and Equity Compensation Plan FAQs for 2021

ISS has posted its usual suite of interpretive material for the upcoming proxy season. The Compensation FAQs note exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on company operations will be considered...more

Bennett Jones LLP

2021 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines

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Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the 2021 proxy season. The ISS updates apply to shareholder...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

ISS and Glass Lewis Release Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis recently announced updates to their proxy voting guidelines for the 2021 proxy season. These updates reflect institutional investors’ increased...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Turning Up the Heat on Board Diversity and E & S Risk Oversight: Quick Guide to ISS and Glass Lewis 2021 Proxy Season Updates

Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis recently released their respective policy updates for the 2021 proxy season. Key updates are summarized below....more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Heads-Up for the 2021 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis Issues Policy Updates

Glass Lewis has released updates to its proxy voting guidelines applicable generally for shareholder meetings held after January 1, 2021. Noteworthy changes focus on board diversity and refreshment, board oversight...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Glass Lewis Announces 2021 Proxy Voting Policy Guidelines

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Glass Lewis announced updates to its United States Proxy Voting Policy Guidelines late November 2020. The 2021 Proxy Voting Policy Guidelines include a variety of changes from the 2020 version, including new provisions...more

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Beyond Bunny Hugging: ESG, Investor Expectations and Reporting Trends

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This paper attempts to provide a definition and context for the term, Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), explain how and why it is used, demonstrate how investors are driving the proliferation of ESG reporting,...more

Perkins Coie

Preparing for the 2021 Public Company Reporting Season

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In anticipation of the upcoming reporting season, we highlight rule changes, guidance, and trends for public companies to consider in preparing annual report and proxy statement disclosures in 2021. During 2020, the U.S....more

King & Spalding

Significant 2021 Proxy Advisor Policy Changes

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Proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis have issued their annual updated proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2021 proxy season. Glass Lewis’s new guidelines apply to shareholder meetings on or after January 1, 2021,...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Focus on Boardroom Diversity Intensifies

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Over the last few weeks, we have seen a flurry of activity concerning diversity in the boardroom. The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) proposed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a new diversity rule and proxy...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

What Is Old Is New Again: Nasdaq Asks the SEC to Tackle Boardroom Diversity

These days, so much seems so long ago and far away. In February 2016, after researching the economic benefits of diverse boards of directors, I wrote an article, How The SEC Should Tackle Board Diversity. Inspired by Helen...more

White & Case LLP

ISS Announces 2021 Benchmark Policy Updates

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On November 12, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") announced its policy updates for the 2021 proxy season, effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2021. Key updates include the following...more

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ISS 2021 Policy Updates

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On Nov. 12, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its executive summary of its 2021 benchmark policy updates. The ISS 2021 global policy updates will be effective for meetings that occur on or after Feb. 1,...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on Electronic Signatures, the Latest ISS Proxy Season Information and...

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Adopts Amendments Permitting Use of Electronic Signatures for EDGAR Filings - On November 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Regulation S-T to permit the use of...more

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ISS Publishes 2021 Proxy Voting Guidelines

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In the News. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published its proxy voting guidelines updates for 2021, which include new and updated voting recommendations on federal forum and exclusive forum provisions in companies’...more

BakerHostetler

ISS FAQ: Executive Compensation and COVID-19

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On Oct. 15, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released preliminary FAQs on its approach to analyzing executive pay decisions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs, shaped by feedback from direct discussions...more

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ISS 2021 Policy Updates On Federal Forum And Exclusive State Law Forum Provisions, Board Diversity And Other Matters

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Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) published its proxy voting guidelines updates for 2021 (“Policy Updates”) on November 12, 2020. The changes that are likely to be of most interest to companies include new and...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

As Year-End Companies Meet to Consider COVID19-Related Compensation Adjustments, the Question Remains – Will they “Pay the Piper”...

It has been more than seven months since the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, hitting many companies hard with shutdowns, reduced demand, operational and supply chain disruptions, along with a host of new...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

ISS Provides A Roadmap For The 2021 Proxy Season

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Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recently provided guidance outlining its approach to proxy voting advice for the 2021 proxy season. ISS adopted updates to its Benchmark Proxy Voting Guidelines (Voting Policy),...more

Fenwick & West LLP

ISS Policy Changes for 2021: Increased Expectations for Diversity and Accountability

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Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) announced benchmark voting policy changes in the United States, increasing expectations for board racial and ethnic diversity, adding director accountability for environmental and...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Heads-Up for the 2021 Proxy Season: ISS Issues Policy Updates – New and Revised Policies Focus on Racial/Ethnic Board Diversity,...

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has issued its proxy voting policy updates for shareholder meetings to be held on or after February 1, 2021. The key policy updates focus on board composition, including racial and...more

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