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IRRC's Primer on Stem Cell Research Assists Institutional Investors in Social Policy Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Investor Responsibility Research Center's newly released Stem Cell Research: An Analysis for Investors, 2nd Edition, is the resource of "choice" for inves-tors grappling with the ethical, scientific and financial decisions associated wit...



Limit on Expensing Options Vote in the House Ignores Shareholder Concerns

Washington, D.C. - Shareholders who have supported expensing stock options as a means to improve the accuracy of financial reporting will need to shore up their lobbying efforts since the House of Representatives voted yesterday, by a large margin, 312 to 111, to approve cur...



Investor Responsibility Research Center Names New Chief Financial Officer

WASHINGTON, DC - IRRC, a leading provider of corporate governance and social responsibility research and analysis, announced today the appointment of Steven H. Graubart, CFA to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years experience in finance, private...



Takeover Defenses Hit a Wall in 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The pace of adoption of most takeover defenses slowed in the last two years, says the Investor Responsibility Research Center in its recently released 2004 edition of Corporate Take-over Defenses (CTD). This may reflect heightened sensitiv...



IRRC and Equilar Alliance to Offer Integrated Executive Compensation

WASHINGTON, DC - Equilar, Inc. and the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) today announce the introduction of Equilar's executive compensation research to IRRC clients. IRRC subscribers who need in-depth pay-for-performance research will be able to access E...



IRRC’s Study Shows Corporations Overhauling Boards and Director Pay

Washington, D.C. — Spurred by investor outcry and more stringent stock exchange listing rules, companies made dramatic increases in board independence levels in 2003, finds the latest edition of IRRC’s annual Board Practices/Board Pay study. At the same time, outside ...



Leading Proxy Advisory Firms Offer New Unbiased Proxy Voting Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), the world's leading source of corporate governance and social responsibility research and proxy voting services, and Glass, Lewis & Co., an analytical research firm that provides objective prox...



Report: 2003 Proxy Season Expected to Set Records, With CEO Pay and Global Warming Among Top Issues

WASHINGTON, DC - The 2003 proxy season is on track to be a record year for shareholder advocacy -- in terms of the number of resolutions submitted, the number of resolutions likely to come to vote and, possibly, the level of shareholder support. As of February 1, at ...



Structural Changes Likely for Many Boards, IRRC Finds

Washington, D.C. -- A significant number of companies face structural changes to their boards in light of proposed stock exchange listing rules that set new requirements for director independence and board committees, finds IRRC's latest study Board Practi...



IRRC Finds Little Change in Potential Auditor Conflicts

WASHINGTON, DC - The Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) has released its second annual report on the fees public companies pay to their auditors. Audit versus Non-Audit Fees: What U.S. and U.K. Companies Pay Their Auditors indicates that increasing audit failures...



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