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January 12, 2016

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Top Stories

Improving Communication with Proxy Advisers

Letting firms fact-check their proxy data will be helpful but won't provide assurance they have told their stories well.

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The Stage Seems Set for Regulators to Get Out of Ruling on Shareholder Rights Plans

This Friday, Jan. 8, the day that Suncor's hostile $4.3-billion all-stock offer for Canadian Oil Sands is set to expire, may end up being a milestone.

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2016 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights

As an early step in preparing for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis). This bulletin briefly addresses certain of the updated topics covered by the ISS benchmark policy recommendations and Glass Lewis proxy guidelines with respect to issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) for the 2016 proxy season.

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Gender Parity in Boardroom Still a Distant Goal

Even if every future vacancy was filled by a woman, it would take until 2024 to achieve boardroom parity, the GAO says.

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There's One Sector Hedge Funds Are Just Itching to Shake Up in 2016

It's almost 2016, so Business Insider has asked a bunch of the smartest minds on Wall Street to tell us what they think will happen next.

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CEO Gender Gap Is Still Huge, and Getting Worse

Gender equality is still a long way from the executive suites of corporate America.

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Shareholder Proposals to Highlight ESG and Proxy Access in 2016

Uncertain risk outlook and rising interest rates to help shape investment strategies, Hermes says in 2016 outlook.

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Proxy Season: Pressure on All Sides

Navigating the demands and potential landmines set out by activists, shareholders and regulators makes proxy season a challenge. In 2016, along with activism and proxy battles, two other issues - say-on-pay, and board composition and diversity - will tell much of the story.

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Getting Boards Engaged with Shareholders

The practice of investor relations is beginning to reach beyond the corporate office and into the boardroom. How and when should directors meet with the Street?

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