June 8, 2010

The Results of Prudential’s Innovative Voting Campaign

In this follow-up podcast, Prudential’s Peggy Foran and Ed Ballo explain how their company’s novel initiative that tied its environmental/sustainability program to bringing in the vote for its annual shareholders meeting fared (here is their earlier podcast from before the meeting), including:

– What were the results of Pru’s experiment to engage registered holders?
– Where there any surprises?
– For other companies considering doing this type of program, what issues would you tell them to consider?

Closed Deal: RiskMetrics Acquired by MSCI – Will ISS Be Sold Again?

As noted in this press release, MSCI closed its purchase of RiskMetrics last week. I blogged about the deal when it was first announced. The word on the street is that MSCI will be selling off the ISS unit and keeping the remainder of the RiskMetrics assets. We’ll see if that comes to pass. Meanwhile, we can all go back to calling it “ISS” and drop the RiskMetrics label…

More on “The Mentor Blog”

We continue to post new items daily on our blog – “The Mentor Blog” – for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Whether Earnings Calls Transcripts Are Worth Producing?
– No Surprise: Wires Bashing Google’s Recognized Channel Approach
– More on “The Problem with IFRS: Little Independence for the IASB”
– What Boards Need to Know About SEC Comment Letters
– Canada Proposes Its Own E-Proxy Rules

– Broc Romanek