Shareholders Monthly archive

Jul 30, 2021
Bill to shorten window of 13F filings progresses to House of Representatives floor
On July 29 the US House Financial Services Committee voted to advance a new bill that would shorten the 13F filing window and require short-seller disclosures to the floor of the House of Representatives. Bill HR 4618 – also known as the Short Sale Transparency and Market Fairness Act – would require asset managers responsible for more than $100 mn in assets under...
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Jul 29, 2021
Shareholder activism down at half year mark
The number of companies targeted by an activist during the first half of the year was at its lowest level in more than six years, according to Insightia’s half-year shareholder activism review.   Between January 1 and June 30 this year, 518 companies were targeted by activist investors. This is a notable decrease compared to the first half of 2020, when 594 companies were ...
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Jul 27, 2021
GE announces net-zero pledge including Scope 3
General Electric (GE) has joined the ranks of major companies committing to be responsible for net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2050, including not just its own operations but also Scope 3 emissions from the use of products it sells.  The announcement in the company’s recent sustainability report comes a few months after an overwhelming percentage ...
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Jul 15, 2021
IPO and Spac surge expected to slow, study says
Investors continue to feel enthusiastic about the IPO and special purpose acquisition company (Spac) markets, though many expect the number of new entrants to the public markets to tail off by the end of the year, according to a new survey from Edelman. During 2020, despite the volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global IPO market and ...
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Jul 08, 2021
Kroger sees significant support for plastic packaging proposal
Approaching half of shareholders in The Kroger Company have voted for a proposal seeking a report on the supermarket operator’s plastic waste. According to an SEC filing, 45.6 percent of votes cast at Kroger’s June 24 AGM backed a proposal brought by As You Sow asking the board to release a report by December 2021 on plastic packaging, ‘estimating the amou...
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