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Since 2010 there have been only 15 pay ratio related shareholder proposals. These proposals have averaged over 93% shareholder opposition with no single proposal receiving over 10% support.

In 2015, nearly four of five S&P 500 companies received shareholder support for their say on pay proposals which exceeded 90%. Nine of ten companies received support exceeding 80%.

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Glass Lewis Releases 2018 Voting Policies; Will Increase Focus on Board Diversity Going Forward

December 2, 2017 [Center News Story]

Beginning in 2019, Glass Lewis will recommend voting against the nominating committee chair …

Wachtell, CamberView Offer Suggestions for Disclosure Improvements for 2018 Proxy Season

December 2, 2017 [Center News Story]

With the 2018 proxy season and the first pay ratio disclosures quickly approaching, two …

Harvard Report on Human Capital Metrics Disclosures Gives Insight into Current Use, Future Push on Corporate Disclosures

December 2, 2017 [Center News Story]

Noting that “[t]raditional measures of organizational value and social impact are no longer …

House, Senate Finance Committee Pass Tax Reform With Center-Opposed Compensation Provisions Removed

November 18, 2017 [Center News Story]

This week, the House of Representatives passed its comprehensive tax reform bill on a 227 to …

ISS Releases 2018 Final Policies; Adds Financial Metrics to Quantitative Screening

November 18, 2017 [Center News Story]

In preparation for the 2018 proxy season, ISS has released its updated policies. Changes to …

Western Digital, Oracle Become Fifth and Sixth Say On Pay Failures of 2017; Shareholders Vote Down Gender Pay Equity Proposal

November 18, 2017 [Center News Story]

Western Digital achieved just 41.9% support for its say on pay proposal, becoming the fifth …