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Corporate Governance

  • Trump Jump: Disclose Political Expenses
    The Trump Jump The Center for Political Accountability reported today on a Trump Jump. Mutual funds support for the CPA’s corporate political disclosure resolution jumped significantly in the first year of the Trump presidency. In 2017, support…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:40pm -
  • Investor Response to Chamber: Don’t Gut Rights
    Investor Response to Chamber: Letter Representatives of hundreds of investors with trillions of dollars in assets delivered a letter to the SEC on November 9, 2017, An Investor response to U.S. Chamber’s Proposal to Revise SEC Rule 14a-8 (report).…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 10:15am -
  • CLX: Vote Clorox Proxy Access
    The Clorox Company, CLX, manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle, and International. CLX opposes giving shareholders effective proxy access to enable us…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • Standing Voting Instructions: Reviewed
    Standing Voting Instructions: Empowering the Excluded Retail Investor by Jill E Fisch just could be the most important article on corporate governance this year… if it is widely read and acted on. Download at ecgi, Penn Law or SSRN. The above phot…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 11:23pm -
  • SLB 14I (CF) – SRI Conference: 1st Impression
    SLB 14I (CF): Issued During 28th Annual SRI Conference The latest SEC Staff Legal Bulletin, SLB 14I (CF), was issued on November 1, while 800 attended the 28th Annual SRI Conference in San Diego. I was flipping though the agenda when I got an email f…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 9:45am -
  • Culture as a Corporate Asset
    The NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset identifies how boards can play an active role in shaping corporate culture to promote growth and avoid crisis. The NACD Northern California Chapter offered an inside look at the new 201…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 9:52pm -
  • The Storm Before the Storm: Reviewed
    The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan reviewed from something of a corporate governance perspective. The final victory over Carthage in the Punic Wars led to rising economic inequality, dislocatio…
    - 18 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 9:29am -
  • Governance, Liquidity, and Employee Retention
    Governance, Liquidity, and Employee Retention in an Era of Capital Abundance was the full title of last Thursday’s morning event sponsored by the Silicon Valley Directors Exchange and Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance. As billed, w…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 5:27pm -
  • Pearl Meyer on CEO Pay Ratios
    Pearl Meyer on CEO Pay Ratios: Pay Transparency is the New Black Pearl Meyer on CEO pay ratios. The leading advisor to boards and senior management released its 2018 Looking Ahead to Executive Pay Practices survey but long before that, in May 2015,…
    - 24 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 11:59pm -
  • Conoco Virtual Only Meetings Targeted
    Conoco’s virtual only annual meeting is the target of a shareholder proposal by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. A similar proposal was filed at Comcast. The Conoco resolution has already been cofiled by the Church of the Brethren Bene…
    - 25 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 9:30am -

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  • newA Practical Guide to Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings
    Last year, a record number of public companies held virtual-only shareholder meetings, which are now permitted in Delaware, Virginia, and numerous other states. Despite some shareholder opposition, we believe this trend is likely to continue. This po…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:06am -
  • newCongruence in Governance: Evidence from Creditor Monitoring of Corporate Acquisitions
    Corporate creditors play an important role in firm governance. For example, Lee Enterprises, Inc. reported in their third quarter 2008 financial statement that “the Company’s strategies are to increase its share of local advertising through incre…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:05am -
  • newWeekly Roundup: November 10–16, 2017
    Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A Look at the Numbers Posted by Vasiliki Athanasakou (London School of Economics), Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics), and Lisa Goh (Hang Seng Management College), on Friday, November 10, 2017 Tags: Age…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:04am -
  • The Economics of PIPEs
    Private placements of equity, commonly referred to as “PIPEs,” are an important source of financing for many public corporations. According to PrivateRaise, a leading database on PIPE transactions, between 2001 and 2015, there were 11,296 private…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:21am -
  • Employee Reaction to CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
    The question of how to provide context for their CEO pay ratio proxy disclosure has been one companies have been turning to as they near completion of their calculation work. One perspective on this issue has come from a recent ISS Position Paper tha…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:20am -
  • The 10 Highest-Paid Boards of Directors
    Though board of directors’ pay pales in comparison to that of CEOs, compensation for board service can inch into the half-million dollar range—and in a few cases, may be much higher. Below is a list of the highest-paid boards of directors at larg…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:17am -
  • Break Fees and Broken M&A Deals
    Given ongoing competition between buyers in a strong sellers’ market, the resilience of seller break fees as a feature of the European M&A market is surprising. According to the Latham & Watkins 2017 European Private M&A Market Study (which examine…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:05am -
  • SEC Clarifications for Non-GAAP M&A Disclosures
    The SEC Staff recently released Compliance & Disclosure Interpretation 101.01 (the “C&DI”) which provides that financial measures included in forecasts given to a financial advisor and used in connection with a business combination transaction…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:05am -
  • Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics
    The concept of human capital (HC) has for more than a half century informed discussion about how corporations are managed. The idea is typically associated with the skills, knowledge and abilities employees bring to their work. In recent years, insti…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:04am -
  • Activism Mergers
    The surge in shareholder activism in recent years has promoted fierce debate over the consequences of activism for targeted companies and their shareholders. Of particular interest has been the question of whether shareholder activism has helped impr…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:13am -
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