Proxy Season Preview: 2014 Shareholder Initiatives (March 2014)

As proxy season begins anew, issuers will need to stay attuned to the shifting and sometimes disparate priorities of shareholder activists, proxy advisors, and institutional investors. With many governance best practices reaching a broader spectrum of companies, proponents are turning their attention to areas of unfinished business, while proxy advisors are scoping out future policy changes. This newsletter highlights major trends in shareholder proposals for the 2014 proxy season.