Our latest Client Alert discusses California’s recently enacted Assembly Bill 1305: Voluntary Carbon Market Disclosures Business Regulation Act (AB 1305), which requires compliance by January 1, 2024. In addition, please consider joining our webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. PT, on AB 1305, which will include practical

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On November 16, 2023, Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) released its 2024 U.S. Benchmark Policy Guidelines (U.S. Guidelines), effective for shareholder meetings on or after January 1, 2024. The U.S. Guidelines include several key updates, which are summarized below. In addition, Glass Lewis released its 2024 Shareholder Proposals & ESG-Related Issues Benchmark Policy Guidelines (ESG Guidelines), which include an update to Glass Lewis’ overall approach to environmental and social issues, summarized below.

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Our recent Client Alert discusses three bills, which California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed, that will require companies and investors to provide new disclosure. The first bill, entitled the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act, will require companies that do business in California with revenue over $1 billion to annually

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Our recent Client Alert discusses applicable rule changes, guidance, and disclosure considerations for the 2023 proxy season for public companies, as well as reminders for what is on the horizon for public company governance and disclosure. Our annual client alert covers the following topics:Continue Reading Preparing for the 2023 Proxy Season

As we look forward to the 2023 proxy season, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis), two prominent proxy advisory firms, each recently published their latest voting guidelines for the upcoming proxy season. In our Client Alert, we provided a detailed look at updates to those policies. A summary of the coverage of the key updates in ISS’s and Glass Lewis’s voting policies is provided below.Continue Reading ISS and Glass Lewis Publish Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines