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SEC and social policy shareholder resolutions in the 1990s

Carolyn Mathiasen

SEC and social policy shareholder resolutions in the 1990s

by Carolyn Mathiasen

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Published by Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Securities and Exchange Commission.,
    • Proxy -- United States.,
    • Stockholders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
    • Institutional investments -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Social responsibility of business -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Carolyn Mathiasen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF1451 .M38 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination76, [24] p. ;
      Number of Pages76
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL846385M
      ISBN 101879775220
      LC Control Number95125151
      OCLC/WorldCa31696502

      While the SEC has resumed granting no-action positions based on Cracker Barrel, social activists were able to include in last October's National Securities Markets Improvements Act a requirement that the SEC study "whether shareholder access to proxy statements pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of has been impaired by recent. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

        SEC Rejects Corrections Corporation of America’s Objection to Shareholder Effort to Reduce Prisoner Sexual Abuse Criminal justice, sexual abuse prevention and women’s right organizations support shareholder resolution to hold CCA accountable for reducing rape and sexual abuse of prisoners at the company’s for-profit detention facilities.   Investor proposals have an even more fundamental limitation. Although the SEC allows shareholders to weigh in on executive pay and matters of social policy, their resolutions cannot infringe upon the “ordinary business operations” of a company, the nuts-and-bolts decisions that make up the core of a profit-making enterprise.

        In recent years, Exxon has faced a bevy of shareholder resolutions about climate change and other environmental issues. In , shareholders disregarded opposition from Exxon’s board and approved a measure urging the company to explain how climate-change policies could affect the .   The year-old Monks, the most important shareholder advocate of his generation, had been marginalized by the s. No one whose portfolio was up .


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SEC and social policy shareholder resolutions in the 1990s by Carolyn Mathiasen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The SEC and social policy shareholder resolutions in the s. [Carolyn Mathiasen]. At corporate annual meetings back in the s and s, there came a point dreaded by CEOs, shareholders in the audience, and not a few business reporters sentenced by.

SEC staff have been deeply involved in the proxy process for decades and review hundreds of unique shareholder proposals and other proxy materials each year. Over the years, the Commission has become aware of the need to update certain of the rule’s procedural and substantive requirements, which have not been reviewed by the Commission in more than 20 years.

Along with Laura J. Shaffer, Director of Shareholder Activities for the Nathan Cummings Foundation, I have prepared an op-ed on shareholder proposals requesting improved disclosure on major corporate social policy issues, including environmental risk and health care op-ed runs as follows: Last year, nearly 40% of the shares of Standard Pacific Corporation, one of the nation’s.

New guidance released on November 1st by the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance has the potential to reshape the playing field of shareholder proposals, with new opportunities and obligations for issuers and company boards.

The guidance, which primarily deals with how SEC and social policy shareholder resolutions in the 1990s book staff will respond to requests to exclude proposals based on Rule 14a Center Analysis: Policy Brief on SEC Reversal of No-Action Policy on Conflicting Investor and Company-Sponsored Proposals Febru ; Center Weekly Shareholder Proposal Report J ; Center Advocacy: Letter to SEC on Supporting Proxy Process Roundtable Agenda August 2, ; Center On Executive Compensation Letter in Support of HR - Raise Shareholder.

Shareholder Resolutions. Shareholders in a publicly traded company are entitled to introduce shareholder resolutions, or proposals, to the company management to be voted on in the next annual meeting.

These resolutions may pertain to company policies and procedures, corporate governance or issues of social or environmental concern. Patricia P. Martin and David A. Weaver are with the Office of Retirement Policy, Office of Policy, Social Security Administration. Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Ed DeMarco, Larry DeWitt, Susan Grad, Joyce Manchester, Linda Martin, Scott Muller, and Paul Van de Water for helpful comments and suggestions.

The findings and conclusions presented in the Bulletin are those of the. policies on social responsibility resolutions to better approximate the Shareholders vote on social and environmental resolutions, which I refer to as ‘social responsibility Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., Janu at 3 (reprinted at 17 Pens.

Rep. (BNA) ) (“The fiduciary. RESOLVED, this Corporation believes that, in accordance with that resolution by the Board of Directors regarding the issuance of the Shares, it is in the best interests of the Corporation and its shareholders to cause to be prepared a Registration Statement on Form S-8, pursuant to which the Corporation undertakes to register those shares of the Corporation’s $ par value common stock.

A shareholder resolution is a document that identifies the actions that were taken by the stockholders of a corporation. In order for an individual stockholder to file a shareholder resolution, they must be a beneficiary or an owner of at least $2, of common stock.

SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION meaning - SHAREHOLDER Skip navigation Sign in. (SEC). Shareholders submit resolutions dealing primarily with corporate governance, such as executive compensation, or. The resolution went to a shareholder vote and got nearly 30 percent approval.

InAs You Sow filed the same resolution—but withdrew it when the company took steps toward adopting the policy. Led by Ralph Nader, activist General Motors shareholders moved to obtain greater proxy access, have directors nominated by various shareholder groups, and require GM to publish information on social policies.

Policies committing to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; again a policy promoted in shareholder proposals initially receiving limited support in the s, and now widely accepted and in place at an overwhelming majority of large U.S.

companies.7 In contrast, management groups successfully quashed use of. For publicly held corporations in the United States, the submission and handling of resolutions is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Shareholders submit resolutions dealing primarily with corporate governance, such as executive compensation, or corporate social responsibility issues, such as global warming, labor relations, tobacco smoking, human rights.

Investors who own at least 1% or $2, worth of a company's stock for one year can file shareholder resolutions and add their input to various board SEC Author: Ganesh Setty.

The U.S. Corporate Governance System. Today’s U.S. corporate governance A set of fiduciary and managerial responsibilities that bind a company’s management, shareholders, and the board within a larger societal context that is defined by legal, regulatory, competitive, economic, democratic, ethical, and other societal forces.

system is best understood as the set of fiduciary and. The Free Enterprise Project (FEP) is the conservative movement’s only full-service shareholder activism and education program: It files shareholder resolutions, engages corporate CEOs and board members at shareholder meetings, petitions the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for interpretative guidance, and sponsors effective media.

A resolution on an issue of corporate social responsibility placed before stockholders for a vote at the company's annual meeting-Has been a significant rise in social responsibility shareholder resolutions in recent years - about were sponsored in.

Securities Act ofas amended, pursuant to Section 4(2), Section 3(a)(11), or Regulation D of that Act, as may be applicable, and that each officer of this corporation is hereby authorized and directed to take all steps necessary or desirable to qualify under an applicable exemption,File Size: 13KB.COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Shareholder resolutions, also known as shareholder proposals, are an important investor tool typically used when a dialogue with a corporation on a given issue stalls or is unproductive.

Roughly one page ( words) in length, resolutions contain a formal resolved clause, which is a specific request or "ask", with a number of carefully.