A surprise pre-Christmas bonus

Holders of common shares in Millicom International Cellular are in line for a surprise pre-Christmas bonus, to the tune of $3 per share. Shareholders at Millicom’s EGM, convened specifically for the purpose, today voted in favour of the special dividend proposed.

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Consistency in Climate Change Disclosure – A Step Closer?

Companies face increasing pressure from governments, investors and other organisations to measure and publish annual greenhouse gas (GHG) production. This rising demand is valuable to encourage disclosure, but is hindered by the lack of a standard international method of reporting. Acknowledgement of the value of such reports is increasing, but as no majority standard currently exists, individuals More…

The heart of darkness in proxy voting?

 A shorter version of this article appeared in Financial News on Monday, October 10th 2011

The City might sometimes wish it otherwise, but voting rights are central to shareholders exercising oversight of the companies they invest in. Since the publication of the Cadbury Report in 1993 there has More…

Aussie proxy season gets into full swing

Over 140 of the S&P/ASX 200 companies have June year ends and will hold their AGMs between late September and late November. The busiest dates for AGMs are between 24 and 28 October, with 9 & 10 November and 24 & 25 November other busy days in the calendar.

Two-Strikes Rule

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Manifest branches out in Australia

As Manifest continues its increase in global coverage, we are delighted to announce that from October 2011, Manifest has a branch office operating in Melbourne, Australia. We are delighted to be working with Mark Bytheway and the team at the Sustainable Research Institute, SIRIS, to offer Asian investors an Asia-Pacific focussed governance support service.

The partnership with More…