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Corporate Governance

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance: Proxy Vote
    Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. It operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. Walgreens opposes giving shareholders more…
    - 11 Jan 18, 9:49am -
  • Speak Your Mind, Lose Your Job
    Speak Your Mind, Lose Your Job: The Challenge of Diversity at the Modern Corporations. That was the topic of another great program at Stanford Law sponsored by the Rock Center for Corporate Governance on December 5th. @StanfordLaw @StanfordRock Re…
    - 9 Jan 18, 10:09am -
  • Part 4 28th Annual SRI Conference
    Part 4 28th Annual SRI Conference in San Diego. Search #AllinForImpact on Twitter to see more posts. See Parts 1, 2, and 3. Yes, I know, this conference was held months ago but I’m still digesting… maybe until the next one. I could spend a produ…
    - 3 Jan 18, 11:08am -
  • NTRS Resolution: Victory or Defeat?
    The Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) is moving toward more democratic governance, thanks to a proxy access proposal submitted on my behalf by John Chevedden in November. Since I own no where near 1% of NTRS (market cap $23B), we would have been deni…
    - 1 Jan 18, 2:05pm -
  • Shared Ownership Can Address Unequal Economy
    How Shared Ownership Reforms Can Address Popular Anger about an Unequal Economy In May 2017, U.S. Senators Sanders, Leahy, Gillibrand, and Hassan introduced legislation intended to help workers become owners. Their bill calls for a national employee…
    - 28 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • CEO Incentives Boost Short-term But Destroy Long-Term Value
    CEO Incentives can boost short-term stock price but destroy long-term value, according to the two winning academic papers of the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition. The winning academic rese…
    - 24 Dec 17, 3:55pm -
  • 2017 Tax Planning: As You Sow
    I noticed some 2017 Tax Planning advice from Blank Rome LLP and thought to alert readers.  On December 20, 2017, Congress passed its comprehensive tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act” or “the Bill”), which is expected to be…
    - 22 Dec 17, 4:42pm -
  • Maxine Waters Opposes HR 4015 Proxy Advisors
    HR 4015 Statement of Opposition HR 4015 was opposed yesterday by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services. She gave the following floor statement in opposition to HR 4015, a bill that would undermine s…
    - 21 Dec 17, 1:04pm -
  • Directors Forum 2018: Best Stakeholder Interactions
    Directors Forum 2018: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue brings together investors, directors and management to engage in open, off-the-record dialogue about today’s pressing governance issues. Speakers will put a spotlight on the esc…
    - 20 Dec 17, 10:07am -
  • CII Highlights Chinese VIE Corporate Structure Risk
    A new report from the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) underlines the risks posed to investors by a corporate structure called a variable interest entity (VIE). Sixty two percent of Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges use a VIE,…
    - 18 Dec 17, 9:55am -

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    • newSome Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2020: A Mid-Year Update
      The past six months have been marked by a profound upheaval that has accelerated the growing focus on both the purpose of the corporation and the role of the board in overseeing and leading the corporation in ways that promote sustainable business su…
      - 1 hour ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:15am -
    • newKey Takeaways and Best Practices from Virtual Shareholders Meetings in 2020
      In 2009, Broadridge Financial Services launched its virtual shareholders meeting platform, pitching it to companies as a convenient and economical alternative to traditional in-person annual meetings and a way to increase shareholder participation. F…
      - 1 hour ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:14am -
    • The Hostile Bid Is Dead. Long Live the Hostile Bid?
      With much of the world focused on the immediacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its heavy human and economic toll, we have cast our eyes optimistically on the (near, we hope) future when companies regain sufficient confidence to re-enter the publ…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 9:11am -
    • SEC Should Mandate Disclosures on COVID-19 Risks and Responses
      June 16, 2020 The Honorable Jay Clayton Chairman U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549 Re: Comprehensive disclosure requirements to allow investors and the public to analyze companies during the COVID-19 pandem…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 9:03am -
    • MFW Pitfalls: Bypassing the Special Committee and Pursuing Detrimental Alternatives
      On June 11, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued important guidance to boards of directors of Delaware corporations and their controlling stockholders seeking to utilize the dual protections of MFW —a special committee and a majority of the minori…
      - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 9:30am -
    • Human Capital Management: The Mission Critical Asset
      Human capital management (HCM) is one of the most significant corporate governance themes emerging in 2020, shining a spotlight on a topic that had already been a growing focus for many stakeholders. HCM sits at the intersection between investors, th…
      - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 9:29am -
    • Going Beyond “Use-Of-Proceeds” to Reach International Sustainability Targets
      More than a decade after the first Green Bond issuance, the original model of Use-of-Proceeds deals, where proceeds are spent on specifically identified projects, appears insufficient to meet international sustainability targets. The market has seen…
      - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 9:04am -
    • Director and Officer Duties in Management Buyouts: A Comparative Assessment
      The U.S. and U.K. regulatory frameworks diverge in important ways—especially concerning their fiduciary duties. Scholars have therefore found it useful to compare how the two frameworks govern both merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and sel…
      - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 9:03am -
    • Justice Department Updates Its Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs
      Earlier this month, the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice updated its guidance for prosecutors to use when evaluating a company’s compliance program in the context of corporate charging and settlement decisions. While the revised guida…
      - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 9:03am -
    • Time to Rethink the S in ESG
      Putting the ‘S’ in context In early 2019, we wrote a paper highlighting that the focus on Environmental, Social & Governance or ‘ESG’ issues in the capital markets had firmly shifted from the margin to the mainstream. This shift was reflected…
      - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 20, 8:21am -
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