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5 things you should know about the latest CSA staff review on gender diversity
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • October 2 2018

It’s fall, which means it’s time for the annual Canadian Securities Administrators staff review of disclosure made by public companies under Form

Proxy Advisory Firm Guidance Withdrawn by the SEC
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

On September 13, 2018, the staff (the "Staff") of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued a

SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee discusses proxy plumbing
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

At a meeting last week of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, the primary focus of the discussion was the panoply of problems associated with the

Japan’s 2018 Proxy Season Results Announced (Shareholder Activism Update (2))
  • White & Case LLP
  • Japan
  • July 18 2018

The number of shareholder proposals made by activist shareholders and the number of public companies facing shareholder proposals in general both

Corporate Governance Hot Topics Quarterly Update (June 27, 2018)
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

Lazard's Quarterly Review of Shareholder Activism for Q1 of 2018 found increased activism by shareholders in terms of number of campaigns initiated

Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on ESG Investing
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

On April 23, 2018, the Department of Labor ("DOL") released Field Assistance Bulletin 2018-01 (the "FAB"). The FAB has particular significance for

Department of Labor Warns about Socially Responsible Investing and Shareholder Activism
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2018

On April 23, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2018-01 (FAB 2018-1) warning its national and regional offices that

DOL “clarifies” its guidance on proxy voting and social investing
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

On April 23, 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2018-01 regarding proxy voting, shareholder engagement and

ISS Updates Its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies FAQs
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

On March 29, 2018, Institutional Investor Services ("ISS") updated its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies frequently asked questions

BlackRock issues proxy voting guidelines for 2018 proxy season
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

Because BlackRock is reportedly the largest asset management firm (with $6.3 trillion under management), its voting guidelines will matter to more