NIRI Resources

NIRI Webinar Replay, "Investor Perspective: Focus on the Long-Term -- The 2016 Proxy Season and Beyond (March 2016).

Muriel S. Lange, "Skin in the Game," IR Update (August 2014).

Ted Allen, "Engaging With Proxy Advisory Firms," IR Update (January 2014).


Proxy Season Resources


RANE Network-Vinson & Elkins, Webinar Recap: "Proxy Season 2016: A Look Back and A Look Ahead" (September 2016).

PwC-Broadridge, "Proxy Pulse: 2016 Proxy Season Review" (September 2016).

Stanford University, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, "Gadflies at the Gate: Why Do Individual Investors Sponsor Shareholder Resolutions?" (August 2016).

Simpson Thacher, "2016 Proxy Season: Independent Chair Proposals" (August 2016).

Sullivan & Cromwell, "2016 Proxy Season Review" (July 2016).

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, "Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2016 Proxy Season" (June 2016).

Alliance Advisors LLC, "2016 Proxy Season Review" (July 2016)

Sidley Austin Governance Report: "Proxy Access Momentum in 2016" (June 2016)

Semler Brossy, "Say on Pay Results" (2016).


Resources on Engagement/Governance Principles


Buffett, Dimon, Fink, et al., "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles" (July 2016).

PwC Governance Insights Center, "Director-Shareholder Engagement: the New Imperatives" (June 2016).

Dorsey, "Board Refreshment: Investors Respond to Trends in Mandatory Retirement Age and Tenure with More Stringent Voting Policies" (April 2016).

Council of Institutional Investors, "Best Disclosure: Company-Shareholder Engagement" (December 2015).

Business Roundtable, "Principles of Corporate Governance" (2012).


Proxy Advisory Firms

Institutional Shareholder Services (Issuer Portal)
Glass Lewis & Co. (Issuer Overview)

U.S. Government Accountability Office, "Proxy Advisory Firms' Role in Voting and Corporate Governance Practices" (November 2016) 

Additional Governance Resources

Darla Stuckey, Society for Corporate Governance, Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, “Corporate Governance: Fostering a System that Promotes Capital Formation and Maximizes Shareholder Value,” September 2016.

IRRC Institute & Tapestry Networks, "Buybacks and the Board: Director Perspectives on the Share Repurchase Revolution" (August 2016).

EY Center for Board Studies, "How Can Data Lead to Better Corporate Governance" (Summer 2016).


Sustainability Issues and Reporting

Denise Kuprionis and Pamela Styles, "Translating Sustainability into a Language Your Board Understands" (2017)

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, "Approach to Materiality & Standards Development."

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, "Field Guide" (guidance for 79 industry groups).