This week, ISS released updates to its governance rating system for institutional investors, which has now been rebranded as QualityScore.
The SEC recently proposed amendments to the proxy rules to require the use of a single proxy card in contested elections of directors.
The SEC recently issued guidance to help companies comply with the pay ratio disclosure rule adopted in August 2015.
Director independence is a long-standing corporate governance concept that has evolved and is increasingly valued in light of the pattern of corporate governance failures experienced since the early 2000s.
Recent high-profile clawbacks of executive pay highlight how company policies may need to evolve, both in terms of what pay is subject to clawback and whether a clawback should apply in circumstances where no financial restatement is required.
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan recently introduced a bill to require all public companies to provide country-by-country financial information in their SEC filings. This information would mirror the information collected by the IRS under a recent Treasury regulation affecting large multinational companies.
Recently, the SEC published its annual list of rules scheduled for review in the next twelve months. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar urged companies to comment in order to provide insights that will inform the SEC’s review.
PwC recently released its annual benchmarking survey of compliance practices at a broad range of companies. This year, the survey stressed the intersection of compliance and business strategy and focused on tone at the top, risk assessment and oversight.
On October 25, 2016, Fredrikson’s John Stout will lead a panel discussion to address the critical importance of a high-performing governance system and a culture that embraces strong values of ethics and legal compliance.
A group of executives from some of the largest U.S. corporations and investment managers recently released a report entitled “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles.”