The 2013 proxy season is here!
This is the time when US public companies hold annual shareholder meetings. These meetings give shareholders the opportunity to push corporate boards and managers to action (or at least disclosure).
This season, shareholders are pursuing governance issues like:
- executive compensation
- political campaign contributions
- climate impact (frackers beware)
Here are some useful resources for learning more about corporate governance!
Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis & Recommendations (West)
Corporate Governance: Law & Practice (Lexis)
Corporate Governance (cross-country comparative) (HUID)
Corporate Governance Report (daily updates on industry) (Bloomberg-BNA)
Law Firm Memos
Memos are a great resource for learning about SEC regulations and legal practices. For an efficient search, use Knowledge Mosaic.
HLS Forum on Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation
Davis Polk Briefing: Governance
Company charters, bylaws & shareholder rights plans
Analysis on merger deals, including on poison pills
Corporate governance, board and compensation information
Tracks executive compensation in S&P 1000 firms
Further Research Guidance
HLS Research Consult