Shareholder Proposals: Trends from Recent Proxy Seasons (2007-2011)
101 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2012 Last revised: 6 Apr 2012
Date Written: February 2, 2012
A comprehensive analysis of shareholder proposals introduced in the recent proxy seasons can assist corporate directors and officers preparing for annual general meetings. In addition to providing voting results, this study examines data on proposal volume, topics, and sponsorship from samples of Russell 3000 and S&P 500 companies. It inaugurates a collaboration between The Conference Board and FactSet.
Keywords: proxy voting, corporate governance, sustainability, shareholder proposals
JEL Classification: G30, G34
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