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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES – Feb. 13, 2015 – Ever wonder how much the top dogs make in corporate America these days? A new report released Thursday from As You Sow, a California-based non-profit foundation that … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – February 12, 2015 – A new report from nonprofit As You Sow looks at the executive compensation packages at S&P 500 companies, highlighting the 100 most overpaid CEOs and examining … MORE
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – Feb. 12, 2015 – Funds run by BlackRock Inc., TIAA-CREF and TCW Group Inc. are among the most likely to side with management in votes over corporate compensation policies, a … MORE
This study finds that economic value creation is not a major factor in institutional investors’ Say-on-Pay voting, nor in the recommendations of the two largest proxy advisors that counsel investors how to vote.
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders of Hasbro urge the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) to adopt a policy requiring that senior executives retain a significant percentage of shares acquired through equity compensation … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: That shareholders of Apple Inc. (“Apple”) urge the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) to include in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for Apple’s five most-highly compensated executives (“senior executives”) a metric … MORE
IR MAGAZINE – August 22, 2014 – Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow has launched a campaign combining corporate engagement and institutional shareholder pressure to fight what it says are excessively high levels of executive … MORE
Inequality for All is an award-winning documentary starring Robert Reich. Variety magazine says the film “…does for income disparity what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change.”
How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, And Possible Ways To Change The Tide
This report from Standard and Poor’s evaluates multiple economic studies on how income inequality is dampening economic growth.
This report from the Roosevelt Institute argues that stock-based executive compensation undermines innovation and job creation.
The Roosevelt Institute is a nonprofit organization “devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of … MORE
The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) provides the shareholder/corporate governance take on the issues.
‘Too Much’ is a weekly commentary from the Institute for Policy Studies, a 50 year old DC think tank focused on peace, justice, and the environment. Income inequality is one of many issues the Institute … MORE
High Pay Centre is an independent think tank in the UK established to monitor pay at the top of the income distribution and set out a road map towards better business and economic success.
A comprehensive study of CEO compensation at the top 350 publicly traded firms from the Economic Policy Institute.
Demos – Fast Food Failure: How CEO to Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
This report from Demos examines the relationship between high executive compensation and worker pay, focusing on the fast food sector.
The Economic Policy Institute provides “research and ideas for shared prosperity” and includes regular blog updates on income inequality.
Demos is a “public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.”
The AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch updates its website annually. The most recent topic: High Paid CEOs and the Low Wage Economy provides both fascinating graphics and stories of low-wage workers. The site lists the 100 highest … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: That the shareholders of Walgreen Boots Alliance request the Board’s Compensation Committee, when setting senior executive compensation, include sustainability as one of the performance measures for senior executives under the Company’s incentive … MORE
The Walgreen Company (Walgreens) is the largest drug retailing chain in the United States As You Sow has engaged with Walgreens on issues related to executive compensation. Read more about our engagements with Walgreens below.
What can I do? VOTE YOUR PROXY: If you own shares directly, take the time to consider how to vote on advisory resolutions on compensation. Some institutional investors release information about their voting decision, which … MORE
Our Executive Compensation FAQs will fill you in on the basics of CEO pay, post-crisis reforms, and help you dig deeper into the details. MORE