March 9, 2015

Proxy Access: A Few Investors Speak

Glass Lewis has made the 56-minute audio archive from their recent webcast on proxy access freely available, with Glass Lewis’s Bob McCormick moderating a panel of T. Rowe Price’s Donna Anderson, New York City Comptroller’s Michael Garland, TIAA-CREF’s Bess Joffe and CalPERS’ Anne Simpson. Remember that our own webcast is coming up on March 24th – “Proxy Access: The Halftime Show” – during which Morrow’s Tom Ball, Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu, Covington & Burling’s Keir Gumbs, Gibson Dunn’s Beth Ising and Sullivan & Cromwell’s Glen Schleyer will analyze how companies decided to handle the new wave of proxy access shareholder proposals…

Sample Disclosures: Audit Committee Reports

This CAQ report entitled “Enhancing the Audit Committee Report” includes excerpts from various audit committee reports that – in the view of “The Center for Audit Quality” – represent good disclosure. The examples start on page 9 (with an excerpt from the 2013 Mondelez report). Dave wrote a long piece about the CAQ report (and subsequent publications) and the pressure on audit committee disclosures in the Nov-Dec 2014 issue of The Corporate Counsel, so you want to check that out too…

Webcast: “The Top Compensation Consultants Speak”

Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “The Top Compensation Consultants Speak” – to hear Mike Kesner of Deloitte Consulting, Blair Jones of Semler Brossy and Ira Kay of Pay Governance “tell it like it is. . . and like it should be.”

– Broc Romanek