Glass Lewis Blog

The Glass Lewis Blog is regularly updated with information of use to our institutional investor clients including our insights on major corporate governance news, replays of Proxy Talk conference calls, and the publication of new guidelines, season previews, season reviews and special reports.

Off Target: Indirect Lobbying and the Paris Agreement

Following the Paris Agreement in 2015, companies have been pressured by a wide range of stakeholders to align their business operations with a goal of limiting global warming to 2°C. Recent shareholder proposals requesting additional [...]

By |October 22, 2018|Blog|

Sustainalytics and Glass Lewis Team Up on Corporate Governance Data Services Offering

Flexible data offering enables investors to easily incorporate corporate governance data on 20,000 companies into their investment systems and workflows October 22, 2018 – Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate research, ratings and [...]

By |October 22, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

Australian Financial Institutions in the Hot Seat – CBA

We examine Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited (“CBA”) in the fifth instalment of our series on alleged wrongdoings in the Australian financial services sector. Before we jump into the following litany of grievances, one could [...]

By |October 18, 2018|Blog|

How to Engage with More Companies Than BlackRock

In the last year alone, the Glass Lewis research team engaged with over 2,300 companies. This included nearly 1,400 formal meetings with some 1,100 companies on corporate governance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns. [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: October 17

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team Whitehaven Coal Limited Australian Securities Exchange – October 25 Whitehaven, one of Australia’s largest coal producers, finds itself the target of ESG activism [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Blog|

2018 Proxy Season Reviews Now Available

Glass Lewis’ 2018 Proxy Season Reviews are now available for a variety of markets. Our Season Review series includes company-specific case studies, deep data dives into the proxy stats, and an overview of the key [...]

By |October 15, 2018|Blog|

ValueEdge Blog: More Bogus Anti-Shareholder Propaganda to Fuel the Upcoming SEC Proxy Roundtable

Nell Minow is Vice Chair of ValueEdge Advisors. Reposted with permission from the ValueEdge blog. The SEC’s roundtable on the proxy system is scheduled for next month, and so articles that look suspiciously like plants from [...]

By |October 11, 2018|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: October 10

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team APA Group Australian Securities Exchange – October 25 With a takeover led by Hong Kong-based CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (“CK Group”) looming, the [...]

By |October 10, 2018|Blog|

Beyond MiFID II: Investment Stewardship is Changing Corporate Access

For institutional investors and companies, a perfect storm has been brewing for some time. It started with expanded proxy voting at company meetings and the growing influence and size of passive and index-based investors. This [...]

By |October 5, 2018|Blog|

Regime Change Begins at Home: China’s New Governance Code

Recent listings have brought giants of Chinese industry to U.S. shores, from Twitter-like micro-blogging service Weibo to e-commerce sites such as Alibaba and JD.com. Back in China, the listings have also served to expose regulators [...]

By |October 4, 2018|Blog|