Category: Affirmative Impact

Affirmative Impact June 2019

Finally: Significant Progress on Board Diversity By Holly TestaDownload the PDF First Affirmative has seen frustratingly slow, but nevertheless steady progress when it comes to board diversity. Of note this proxy season were our successful withdrawals of board diversity proposals at Masimo and Cambrex after both companies took steps to revise nominating committee guidelines and improve their search process […]

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Affirmative Impact March 2019

Government Shutdown Impacts 2019 Proxy Season By Holly TestaDownload the PDF The start of this year’s shareholder proposal season was shrouded in uncertainty, as the government shutdown late last year included the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is responsible for oversight of the process. Companies have the option of filing no action requests with […]

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Affirmative Impact Q3 2018

Can 43 Shares Make a Difference? YES! By Holly TestaDownload the PDF The issue: The retail sale of products containing methylene chloride and N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Commonly found in paint strippers, these chemicals have been linked to dozens of deaths by asphyxiation and heart attack, and are suspected carcinogens. In spite of the serious hazards presented, these […]

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