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September 26, 2017
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Top Stories

Commission Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing interpretive guidance to assist registrants in preparation of their pay ratio disclosures required by Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K.

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Institutional Investors Critical of Boards Lacking Any Female Representation: Survey

They also favor a ban or sunsetting of unequal voting rights.

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Investors Support Integrated Reporting as a Route to Better Understanding of Performance

Progressive investors from countries leading practices in corporate reporting have confirmed that their investment processes require information on business models, strategy, and the resources on which these rely. They confirm their belief that better reporting on the key resources of a business, which Integrated Reporting can deliver, is important to their understanding of businesses and their allocation of capital. They also believe that the management processes reflected in this reporting can drive the development of more sustainable and stable businesses in the longer term.

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Women in IR: An Opinion Piece by Janet Craig

Senior IR executive discusses issue that’s the responsibility of 'all of us in the investor relations community'.

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Studies Show Hedge Fund Activists Have Adverse Impact on Board Diversity and Target More Firms with Women CEOs

While more and more institutional holders and asset managers are noisily promoting board diversity among their portfolio companies - including, most recently, the NYC Comptroller and the NYC pension funds - hedge fund activists (fka corporate raiders, now styling themselves as "activists"), seem to take quite a different tack.

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Swatting the Activists

Not only are activists being snubbed, but some are even being greeted with a little mockery to boot.

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What's The Harm In Excessive CEO Pay? Answer: Long-Term Damage To Shareholders And Pension Funds

As Jeff Immelt takes his final bow as the CEO of General Electric this summer, let's take a moment to pick apart one of the nastiest open secrets on Wall Street: CEO pay has gotten absurdly out of control, and it's destabilizing the long-term health and success of many once-great American companies.

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Surprising Trends in Sustainability Reporting

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its second annual research of Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America 2017. This report presents 2015-2016 trends from 551 companies from the United States and Canada, many from the Fortune Global 500.

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