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"Shareholder Proponents Speak: 14a-8 Fallout & Other Initiatives"

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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On the surface, it appears that the SEC's recent amendments to Rule 14a-8 may eventually reduce the overall number of shareholder proposals that companies receive - but in reality, the shareholder proposal process will continue to drive shareholder engagement and governance developments, and limitations on submissions will make responsiveness even more important. Hear from a varied group of proponents about what changes they expect and other initiatives on the horizon. The panelists for this program are:

  • Andy Behar, CEO, As You Sow
  • Jonas Kron, Chief Advocacy Officer, Trillium Asset Management
  • Jim McRitchie, Shareholder Advocate & Publisher
  • Yumi Narita, Executive Director of Corporate Governance, Office of NYC Comptroller

Among other topics, this program will cover:

  • Expectations for volume of proposals
  • Impact of proponent availability for meetings
  • Unintended consequences
  • Expectations for phase-in period
  • Impact of other recent rules & interpretations
  • Preview of other projects


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