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CII Urges Boards to Combat Sexual Harassment

USA - March 2 2018 Recent events - across industry sectors - underscore the importance and fragility of a company’s reputation. As sexual harassment emerges as a...

Ellen J. Odoner, Aabha Sharma.

Heads Up for the 2018 Proxy Season: ISS Updates Proxy Voting Policies - Board Composition, Accountability and Responsiveness in the Spotlight

USA - November 21 2017 ISS released its updated proxy voting policies effective for annual meetings held on or after February 1, 2018, which are available here. We...

Kaitlin Descovich.

Heads Up for the 2018 Proxy Season: ISS Proposes Changes to Proxy Voting Policies and Refines QualityScore Factors

USA, European Union - October 31 2017 ISS has released its key draft proposed proxy voting policy changes for the 2018 proxy season and is seeking comments by 5:00 p.m. EDT on November 9...

Kaitlin Descovich.

A look at governance and liquidity arrangements in sponsor-backed initial public offerings

USA - March 23 2017 Sponsor-backed IPO companies typically avail themselves of at least some "controlled company" exemptions available under applicable listing...

Douglas P. Warner, Ryan C. Taylor.

Heads Up for the 2017 Proxy Season: Tackle Director Vulnerabilities for Re-Election

USA - March 1 2017 Taking stock of directors' vulnerabilities to a negative voting recommendation from ISS is important when putting the last touches on this year's...

Reid Powell.