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  1. Coca-Cola reduces shareholder approved executive equity plan

    trueCoca-Cola Co. announced Wednesday it is backtracking somewhat from its executive equity plan approved in a shareholder vote in April that received opposition from some major pension funds, which called it excessive.

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  1. APG creates suggested compensation guidelines for portfolio companies

    trueAPG Asset Management has set guidelines on how much executives at publicly traded European companies in its global portfolio should be paid, the firm said in a statement.

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    trueThe CFA Institute on Friday called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to revive its proxy access rule, contending it would increase U.S. market capitalization by as much as $140.3 billion.

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  3. Investors seek political contribution disclosure, end to exec tax payment at FedEx

    trueFedEx Corp. shareholders face separate proxy proposals from the New York City Retirement Systems and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, calling for, respectively, disclosure of the company's political contributions and an end to paying personal taxes executives own on the ...

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  4. Why the Halliburton decision matters

    trueThe U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Halliburton Co. et al. vs. Erica P. John Fund Inc. is a significant victory for institutional investors in pursing securities class-action lawsuits.

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  5. CII calls for more board disclosure on self-evaluation processes

    trueCouncil of Institutional Investors, Washington, is calling for more disclosure of the self-evaluation process carried out by corporate boards of directors.

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  6. Large Australia pension funds go internal, become more vocal as active shareholders

    trueTwo of Australia's biggest pension funds say the industry will become more vocal in holding public companies to account as assets are increasingly managed in-house, filling a void of shareholder activism in the nation.

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  7. Shareholders deserve directors' attention to duties

    trueInstitutional shareholders should demand Coca-Cola Co. ask Richard M. Daley to step down as director or explain why, in the face of a personal challenge, he should stay as a member of the company's board.

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  8. New York State Common withdraws shareholder proposal at ConAgra

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund withdrew a shareholder proposal at ConAgra Foods Inc. after the company agreed to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil, said a statement Thursday from the $176.2 billion Albany-based pension fund.

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  9. Investors should address aggressive corporate tax planning

    trueSustainable, well-run businesses should pay a fair level of tax, and avoid the reputational, legal and financial risks posed by aggressive tax planning.

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  10. SEC eyes adopting CEO pay ratio rules

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission is slated to adopt in October its final rules on implementing a proposed CEO pay ratio, said Laura D. Richman, counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, in a teleconference Thursday the law firm hosted discussing key proxy season issues.

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  11. Alliant shareholders reject firearms safety proposal filed by 2 pension funds

    trueAlliant Technologies Inc. shareholders Wednesday rejected by a 92.3% vote a shareholder proposal on firearms safety filed jointly by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, a company SEC filing shows.

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  12. Chamber of Commerce wants simplified corporate disclosures

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission should simplify corporate disclosure to make filings more useful to investors, including doing away with a requirement to show the company’s stock performance.

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  13. Public pension plans take shareholder litigation international

    trueIt was only a matter of time before the litigation portfolios of U.S. public pension funds started catching up with their investment portfolios and spending more time overseas.

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