Canadian Investment Review – At a time of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis, active ownership is more important than ever, says Kevin Thomas, chief executive officer of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.
Wealth Professional – The COVID-19 crisis has brought multiple industries to their knees, forcing many companies to reconsider their shareholder-first mindset. Businesses that aggressively bought their own shares must now consider new benefactors.
Financial Post – Canadian companies have spent billions in recent years buying back their own shares with little pushback from Parliament Hill, but that could soon change as some of those same firms line up for federal bailouts.
La Presse –Restrictions sanitaires obligent, la haute saison des assemblées annuelles d’actionnaires qui débute s’annonce d’un impact sans précédent sur la gouvernance des entreprises cotées en Bourse.
The Globe and Mail – As we head into proxy season – the time of year when most companies hold their annual general meetings – shareholders at publicly listed corporations will be asked to vote on how the board has decided to compensate its C-suite. This year, those votes will be overshadowed by the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, and they will be different in two fundamental ways.
Mondaq – If your company is considering holding a virtual meeting this proxy season, it is important to understand both the legal requirements and the practical steps to be taken in preparation for the meeting.
Responsible Investor – Concerns with decent work, inclusion, productivity and sustainable business practices are unavoidable when a corporation is faced with economic challenges that test its resilience. That’s not a distraction from the crisis – it’s the solution to our recovery.