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In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Concept Release on the U.S. Proxy Plumbing System which included an discussion on the conflicts of interest inherent in the proxy advisory firm industry.

Since 2010 there have been only 15 pay ratio related shareholder proposals. These proposals have averaged over 93% shareholder opposition with no single proposal receiving over 10% support.

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ISS Launches Rating Service on Company Environmental and Social Disclosures, Including Labor, Stakeholder and Society Reviews

February 10, 2018 [Center News Story]

This week, proxy advisory firm ISS its unveiled "Environmental & Social Quality Score," …

Wells Fargo Fed Penalties Underscore Growing Risk Oversight Responsibilities of Board Members

February 10, 2018 [Center News Story]

In addition to mandating a host of governance and risk management changes, the Federal …

2018’s First S&P 500 Say On Pay Results: High Approval Rates, Proposal Season Beings With Continuation of ESG Proposals.

February 10, 2018 [Center News Story]

The S&P 500’s first annual meetings are in the books and the early say on pay results …

Hedge Fund Activist Begin to Include ESG Elements in Intervention Efforts

February 10, 2018 [Center News Story]

Although it is not surprising that environmental, social, and governance issues are …

Stakeholders Criticize SEC on Decisions to Allow Companies to Exclude Proposals on Special Meetings, Lobbying Disclosures

February 10, 2018 [Center News Story]

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s adjudication of No-Action Letter requests came …

Center Subscriber Discussion Call Details Implications of Changes to 162(m) On Executive Compensation Plan Design, Administration

February 3, 2018 [Center News Story]

This week, the Center On Executive Compensation hosted an in-depth discussion of the impact …