2020 Proxy Season: What Companies and Boards Can LearnSullivan & Cromwell's 2020 proxy season review will analyze significant trends and developments relating to the 2020 U.S. annual meeting proxy season and highlight implications for the 2021 proxy season as companies navigate the post-COVID-19 environment. We address issues that U.S. public companies and their boards should consider as they engage with investors, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders, who continue to be increasingly focused long-term sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and social capital.
Download: Part 1—Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals
Download: Part 2—Say-on-Pay Votes and Equity Compensation
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View S&C's 2019 Proxy Season webinar and memos here: 2019 Proxy Season Lessons
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