Shareholder Proposals: Trends from Recent Proxy Seasons (2007-2011)

101 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2012 Last revised: 6 Apr 2012

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Matteo Tonello

The Conference Board, Inc.

Melissa Aguilar

The Conference Board, Inc.

Date Written: February 2, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Tonello, Matteo and Aguilar, Melissa, Shareholder Proposals: Trends from Recent Proxy Seasons (2007-2011) (February 2, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1998378 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1998378

Matteo Tonello (Contact Author)

The Conference Board, Inc. ( email )

Melissa Aguilar

The Conference Board, Inc. ( email )

845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States

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