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SEC Proposes New Obligations For Proxy Advisory Firms And Changes To Rules For Shareholder Proposals   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Mondaq - (See this PubCo post.) There has, however, been prominent opposition to further regulation. For example, the Council of Institutional Investors has submitted two comment letters to the SEC (available here and here) in advance of...
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Shareholders, proxy advisers roiled by SEC   
(Monday - November 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Pensions&Investments - "The SEC majority appears to be responding to political pressure. The SEC should regulate based on evidence, not pressure from CEOs," said Ken Bertsch, executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors, Washington. The...
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The SEC Thinks Its New Rules Would Improve Proxy Voting. CalSTRS’ Chris Ailman Thinks They Would Create the Next Enron.   
(Monday - November 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Institutional Investor - [II Deep Dive: The Mysterious Private Company Controlling America] On Wednesday, the Council of Institutional Investors issued a statement arguing that the SEC’s proposed rules would undercut shareholders’ rights....
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Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups   
(Sunday - November 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: The Financial Times - Some investors are using their voice within companies to make a stand. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of responsible investors managing more than $400bn in assets, this year filed a resolution at...
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Proposed SEC Rules Could Muzzle Shareholders   
(Saturday - November 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Barron's - Boston Trust and other institutions, including the Council of Institutional Investors, are expected to oppose the package during the 60-day comment period. Among the SEC’s recommendations is one to require that whoever...
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Can Anyone Replace Bob Iger' The Fraught Reality of Disney’s Succession Plan   
(Friday - November 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: TheWrap - The board of directors, not the CEO, traditionally determines a CEO’s tenure or any succession plan, according to Ken Bertsch, executive director at the Council of Institutional Investors. Of course, Iger also serves as...
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SEC Proposal Protects Executives, Hamstrings Investors   
(Thursday - November 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: CFO - Also slamming the proposed rules was the Council of Institutional Investors. Like Jackson, CII was particularly incensed by the prospect of proxy advisers being pressured to take a more management-friendly approach in their...
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As shareholder support for climate-change action grows, SEC votes to throttle those voices   
(Thursday - November 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: MarketWatch - “CEOs do not like public challenges to how and how much they are paid, or to be second-guessed by shareholders on a range of environmental, social and governance matters,” said Ken Bertsch, executive director of the...
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The McDonald's board did what it was supposed to do: Borrus   
(Wednesday - November 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: CNBC - Amy Borrus, deputy director of the council of institutional investors, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to talk about the departure of McDonald's CEO David Fairhurst.
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SEC OKs changes for proxy advisers, shareholder proposal process   
(Wednesday - November 06, 2019) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: Pensions&Investments - The shareholder process is working and there is no need to fix it," Ms. Woll said. To Josh Zinner, CEO of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300-plus global institutional investors, the SEC actions...
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