Shareholders Vote Yes on Pay, No on Shareholder Proposals at Amazon

At its annual meeting for shareholders, Amazon’s investors approved a more than $212 million payout for CEO Andy Jassy [despite recommendations against from ISS and Glass-Lewis and a pay ratio of 6000/1] and voted against 15 proposals asking the company to report on worker safety, climate goals, pay rates, use of its face recognition technology…

CalPERS and Massachusetts PRIM Vote Against Chevron Directors

Massachusetts State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg today announced her opposition to the election of all members of the board of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) ahead of the company’s annual meeting on May 25. “Last year more than 60 percent of Chevron’s shareholders voted for a proposal calling on the company to set…

Can Facebook’s Board Be Honest With Its Shareholders?

From Jason Kint, is the CEO of Digital Content Next, a trade association representing publishers and Kathleen Day, an author and a former Washington Post business reporter who is a now full-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow board members at Facebook—now calling itself Meta Platforms, Inc.– aren’t doing their job…

Elon Musk Lashes Out After Tesla Dropped From ‘Social Good’ S&P ESG Index

Elon Musk lashed out on Wednesday on Twitter—the social media platform he has perhaps pretended he will buy—to complain that Tesla has been dropped from a stock market index that includes companies committed to the environment, social concerns like diversity, and corporate governance. “ESG is an outrageous scam!” Musk said, referring to the acronym that…

Intel CEO salary: Shareholders vote against executive pay program | Fortune

Around 1.78 billion votes, making up around 54.2% of shareholders of the chip-manufacturing giant, were cast against the executive compensation, while 932 million votes were made in favor. Around 577 million votes abstained or were broker nonvotes. The vote is advisory and won’t take immediate effect, but it indicates that a growing number of stockholders…

Why IBM Doesn’t Do (Direct) Political Contributions – The New York Times

In a New York Times interview, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna spoke about corporations taking political positions and making contributions. He does not discuss political involvement via groups like the Business Roundtable. IBM has a history of involving itself in difficult social and political issues, including being among the first companies to offer benefits to same-sex…

CEO Pay Packages Rose to $14.7 Million in 2021, a New High – WSJ

The median pay package for chief executives of the biggest U.S. companies reached $14.7 million in 2021, setting a sixth-straight annual record as strong profits and robust markets boosted performance measures. Total compensation rose by at least 12% for most of the executives, and most companies recorded annual shareholder returns of nearly 30%, according to…