Publication Date: 11/2013 | File size: 2.1 MB
Posted with permission from Spencer Stuart, copyright 2013.
On November 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) published its final U.S. policy updates for the 2014 proxy season. In this article, Shearman & Sterling LLP highlights three updates applicable for the U.S.: modification of the pay for performance quantitative screen, clarification on ISS’s policy on board responsiveness to majority supported shareholder proposals, and modification of existing ISS policies on shareholder proposals related to lobbying and human rights.
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Posted with permission from Shearman & Sterling LLP, copyright 2013.
Top Issues for Audit Committees in 2014
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Aligning Risk and the Pursuit of Shareholder Value
The financial services industry has undergone a transformative shift in recent years. Today, financial institutions are facing increased pressure from both regulators and shareholders. But, there are ongoing challenges in areas such as capital, costs, economic conditions, and risk management. Addressing these issues demands a transformative mindset. This POV article presents the business case for an integrated approach to risk management. It highlights four cornerstone issues that executives and boards should consider addressing in this new environment: 1) strategy, 2) governance and culture, 3) business and operating model and 4) data, analytics, and technology.
Publication Date: 10/2013 | File size: 1.6 MB
An update from the Center for Corporate Governance website.
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Publication Date: 11/2013 | File size: 6.3 MB
Hot Topics article, Corporate Governance Monthly
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300 executives around the world say their view of strategic risk is changing
Strategic risk management is a CEO and board-level priority. Two-thirds of surveyed executives indicated that their company’s CEO, board, or board risk committee has oversight when it comes to managing risk. The findings in this report are based on a global survey conducted in spring 2013 by Forbes Insights on behalf of Deloitte. It includes insights from more than 300 respondents from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, nearly all of whom were C-level executives, board members, or specialized risk executives.
Publication Date: 10/2013 | File size: 3.8 MB
Publication Date: 11/2013 | File size: 102 KB
Posted with permission from Pearl Meyer & Partners, LLC, copyright 2013. Originally published on www.boardmember.com
There have been a number of significant developments over the past few years that affect public companies’ proxy statements and annual reports. In anticipation of the upcoming reporting season, Mayor Brown highlights key proxy issues and offers suggestions for companies to consider as they prepare for the 2014 proxy season.
Publication Date: 11/2013 | File size: 186 KB
Posted with permission from Mayer Brown, copyright 2013