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According to Center Data, the average length of an S&P 500 CD&A has increased from 15.5 pages in 2012 to 17.7 pages in 2015.

Lobbying and Political Spending Disclosure Shareholder proposals remain the most popular ESG proposal among S&P 500 companies.

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SEC Withdraws Two Key Staff Interpretations Ahead of Proxy Advisory Firm Discussion; Center Subscriber Call on Tuesday

September 15, 2018 [Center News Story]

In a surprise statement with potentially far-reaching impact, the Securities and …

The Center's Charlie Tharp Talks Pay Ratio, Pay for Performance at 2018 Ayco InnerCircle Conference

September 15, 2018 [Center News Story]

Ayco's 30th InnerCircle Conference in Albany, NY last month featured the Center's Senior …

Director Pay Up 3% in 2017; Companies Prepare for New ISS Director Pay Evaluation

September 15, 2018 [Center News Story]

Director pay is increasingly in the crosshairs in the wake of shareholder lawsuits and proxy …

UK Shareholders Step Up Opposition to Company Pay Proposals, Director Elections

September 15, 2018 [Center News Story]

With a new corporate governance framework and executive compensation rules on the horizon, …

Senate Confirms Republican Commissioner; SEC Soon to Be at Full Strength

September 8, 2018 [Center News Story]

While Washington was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings and other …

Vanguard Steps Up Support for Gender Diversity, ESG Proposals in 2018

September 8, 2018 [Center News Story]

Vanguard 's 2018 Investment Stewardship Annual Report was recently released and focused on …