The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (March 2014)

For annual general meetings held by Russell 3000 companies in January and February 2014, shareholder proposal volume declined compared with same period last year, possibly a sign that investor engagement continues to be fruitful for companies. The proportion of proposals voted increased versus last year, while omissions declined. Activists have introduced new topics to the voting ballot seeking sustainability reporting, proxy access, information about corporate political contributions, and the elimination of tax gross-ups and golden coffins. Data on the number of voted proposals may indicate that proponents are refining their requests to reduce the likelihood of exclusion by management.

Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (12 pgs)
Complimentary: Sign in or create an account to download.