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Lessons From Proxy Season 2021 _ (7)

By Lloyd Johnson
October 26, 2021

Is Changing Proxy Season Shareholder proposals on environment related issues including climate change have increased for the second year in a row and there is no reason to believe that trend will change in 2022. Of the 115 environmental proposals submitted, 85 were climate related.

By Lloyd Johnson
September 28, 2021

Throughout the history of the United States, meaningful two-way conversations about race have been as frequent as lightning striking twice in the same place. Meaningful conversations about race in corporate boardrooms have been as likely as lightning striking three times in the same place – until now.

By Lloyd Johnson
September 21, 2021

If your board is not challenging assumptions and engaging with new concepts that are changing our society then your directors may not be prepared for the level of engagement needed in today’s era of hyper-accountability.

Lessons From Proxy Season 2021 _

By Lloyd Johnson
September 7, 2021

Diminution of Board Power Accelerates Disruption, transparency and accountability were the dominant themes of the 2021 proxy season. Directors should be prepared for these themes to dominate boardroom discussions and annual meetings next year and beyond.

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