The 2016 Annual Report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR), a subcommittee of the President and Fellows, is now available on the Shareholder Responsibility Committees’ website.The report provides a detailed description of the CCSR’s actions on shareholder proposals regarding issues of social responsibility that came to vote during the 2016 spring proxy voting season (the period between March and June when most publicly traded corporations hold annual meetings). This year, the committees considered 77 proposals dealing with issues of social responsibility that were addressed to corporations whose securities were owned directly by Harvard.Issues raised through the proxy process this year included corporate political contributions and lobbying; corporate charitable contributions; executive compensation; equal employment; internet policies regarding privacy and neutrality; and corporate environmental practices on a wide range of issues, from company efforts to address global warming to risks from hydraulic fracturing, and from board-level environmental expertise to deforestation and the palm oil supply chain.New topics addressed in 2016 included government service “golden parachutes” for financial services executives, safe drug disposal policy, and military sales to Israel.The CCSR receives advice from the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, a 12-member committee made up of Harvard faculty, students, and alumni.
First-team coach Rene Meulensteen was told of Ferguson’s plans on Wednesday morning and felt the news was not entirely unexpected. “(I found out) this morning when I came to the club,” he said on Sky Sports News. “He called us into his office and he said what decision he took. It’s always been on the cards – there’s speculation every season. I think the manager kept his cards close to his chest. I think he felt the time was right now and he made a decision. “He’s obviously a man who thinks very, very well so I’m sure he’s taken a lot of thought into making this decision. I wish him well. He’s been fantastic for this club and I hope all the fans give whoever’s going to come in the same support that he gets.” Meanwhile, former United defender Steve Bruce believes any successor to Ferguson will struggle to get close to emulating his record. Hull manager Bruce said Everton boss David Moyes, the early favourite to replace Ferguson, had done well enough at Goodison Park to be able to take on the United job. “He’s cut out of the same cloth (as Ferguson) so it wouldn’t surprise me,” Bruce told Sky Sports News. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has also been linked with moving to Old Trafford when he leaves Real Madrid in the summer. Bruce said: “Whoever takes over to replace him, whether it’s Jose or David Moyes or whoever it is, it’s going to be some act to follow. It’s impossible to copy somebody like him. He will treat the groundsman just as well as he will treat his star centre-forward. He’s got a fantastic humility about him, for all that he’s achieved.” Ferguson, who has had a career the likes of which will never be seen again, won his 49th trophy this season with United’s 20th Barclays Premier League title and announced he will retire at the end of the season. He said: “Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements are truly remarkable – he is genuinely one of the greatest managers of all time and certainly of the modern era. His contribution to English football has been outstanding in every regard and, in the FA’s 150th year, it is something that should be celebrated. On behalf of the FA I’d like to wish him a happy and healthy retirement.” Football Association chairman David Bernstein hailed Sir Alex Ferguson’s “remarkable” contribution to the game after he announced he will retire following a trophy-laden 26-year reign at Manchester United. Press Association
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The next preparatory camp for the Indian probable for U-17 Women World cup will likely to be held in Goa. However the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is waiting for the further directives from the Ministry of Youth Affair of Sports before the date of the camp is finalized. U-17 Women World Cup, which was supposed to be held in November, was postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic. FIFA recently announced fresh date of the competition and will now start from February 17. The final is slated for March 7. Guwahati along with four other cities will host the matches. A source from the Assam Football Association, who is also closed to the All India Football Federation, said that a detail discussion on the preparation of the national team for the competition was held in the AIFF Women’s Committee meeting through video conference today. The top officials of the AIFF informed the meeting that though due to lockdown the players are now at their home but Federation is in touch with the probable of the U-17 world Cup team. The technical staffs are conducting online fitness sessions, and even theoretical ones. All of the players have been provided individual schedules and are being monitored regularly. The source added: ‘Still eight months are left before the tournament begins and we are capable to complete our entire preparation before February. We will begin the remaining part of the preparation immediately once we receive green signal from the State Government.’ It may be mentioned here that Guwahati will host the opening match of the championship on February 17, 2021.