Our guest – John Kostyack of Kostyack Strategies – helps NGOs and foundations with their climate change and clean energy policy programs and in this 8-minute video, we discuss: What is your background? How do you feel is the best…
Here’s the intro from this note by Tim Mohin based on information reported in this article: “There is new hope that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will issue its long-awaited climate disclosure rule soon. A draft of the…
Ah, it would be so much easier to draft the proxy if all you had to do was follow the rules. The SEC’s rules have been long familiar to many of us. While some of them change occasionally and new complexities are introduced,…
Before you press that “print” button, take time for a “gut check” review. Someone who has been with the company for a while, and who is in the room when the board meets, should read the proxy from end to…
I’ll admit I was surprised to see the results from this recent study by Intelligize in which 110 of their customers (so admittedly a small sample size, but still not puny) responded. The lack of fear about generative AI seems…
It might be refreshing to step back once in a while and think about the “Why are we disclosing this?” aspect of disclosure. Of course, sometimes the answer is: “Because the SEC requires it.” But even if that’s the case,…
Another great panel! In this 39-minute video, join Leidos’ Henrique Canarim, Etsy’s Jennifer Card and Intel’s Alex Shukhman as they discuss: 1. When you’re working on brand new disclosure – some new development or a new rule requirement – what…
As a long-time observer of proxies, it’s refreshing to see the explosive growth in the use of infographics. If used properly, graphics can convey a message—particularly a complicated one—in ways that text simply can’t. Something that used to take several…
Transparency Criteria #66 for the proxy states: “The document includes disclosure of CEO and average NEOs pay mix presented as a graphic or using other visual elements.” The “pay mix” graphic is designed to demonstrate that the CEO and other…
In this 16-minute video, join Broc Romanek – and Labrador’s Jenn Cooney and Molly Doran – to discuss the new transparency criteria that we have added for the five disclosure documents: proxies, 10-Ks, ESG reports, IR websites and codes of…
I had a rough year in 2023. Toughest one of my 62 years. I’m doing better but this year could turn out to be challenging as well. You never know. That’s the nature of life. Here are some lessons I’ve…
Here’s the intro from this blog by Cooley’s Cydney Posner: “The Center for Audit Quality, working with Ideagen Audit Analytics, has just released a new edition of its annual ‘Audit Committee Transparency Barometer,’ which, over the past ten years, has measured…
Following up on my recent blog about the “CD&A Executive Summary,” understanding the elements of a compensation program are so crucial that a good proxy summarizes this information at the outset. A reader wants to know what your elements are,…
These in-house speakers are crisp and practical – it is a great panel! In this 22-minute video, join Healthpeak Properties’ Carol Samaan, Lumen Technologies’ Michael Rouvina and Cognizant’s Aya Kiy-Morrocco as they discuss: When you’re working on brand new disclosure…
Transparency Criteria #63 for the proxy states: The proxy summary or CD&A executive summary includes a summary of key compensation practices and policies (what we do/don’t do, or list). As a long-time practitioner, it’s been interesting to see the phenomenal…

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Analyzing Climate Disclosures
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The Importance of Thinking About the “Why” in Disclosure