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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rejects call for silence on hot-button issues
Berkshire Hathaway Inc, run by billionaire Warren Buffett, on Friday urged shareholders to reject proposals that it avoid discussing hot-button social and political issues, and competing proposals that it disclose more about its climate change and diversity efforts. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company also urged the rejection for a second straight year of a shareholder proposal that Buffett, 92, let someone else be chairman, while remaining chief executive. Berkshire’s recommendations were disclosed in its annual proxy filing, ahead of its May 6 annual meeting.