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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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    • newObservations on Culture at Financial Institutions and the SEC
      Thank you Bill [Dudley] for that kind introduction and for inviting me to speak today [June 18,2018]. I’m planning to speak for fifteen or so minutes and to open the floor to questions. I want to extend my congratulations to Bill Dudley on a very s…
      - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:16am -
    • newAudit Tenure and the Timeliness of Misstatement Discovery
      Is long auditor tenure beneficial or detrimental for audit quality? This is the question we are trying to address in this article. The impact of audit firm tenure and auditor rotation on audit quality have long been debated both within academia and b…
      - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:15am -
    • newUnderstanding the Dutch Poison Pill
      Ahold Delhaize, the biggest food retail group in the Benelux region with a rough market cap of €25 billion, is facing pushback from shareholders over a unique Dutch practice. The company recently announced that it had extended its call option agree…
      - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:15am -
    • The Effect of Enforcement Transparency: Evidence from SEC Comment-Letter Reviews
      Regulators increasingly rely on policies to disseminate their oversight actions, with the assertion that the disclosure of regulatory oversight activities can enhance the effect of enforcement by increasing third-party monitoring. However, the validi…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 9:41am -
    • T. Rowe Price’s Investment Philosophy on Shareholder Activism
      We are long-term investors. The core of the T. Rowe Price client-centered investment philosophy is to utilize proprietary research to guide active investment selection and diversification to reduce risk. For more than 80 years, our collaborative, dis…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 9:41am -
    • Significant Revisions of the Volcker Rule
      This week, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) each issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaki…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 9:41am -
    • Political, Social, and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions: Do they Create or Destroy Shareholder Value?
      The increased use of politically-charged shareholder resolutions has garnered considerable attention in recent years, as shareholder meetings have become venues for discussion and debate regarding corporate positions and actions on issues of the day.…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 11:23am -
    • Untangling the Tangled Web of Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements: A Practical Guide
      The consequences of a cybersecurity incident can be severe. The economic loss associated with an incident can often be compounded by reputational damage, loss of trade secrets, destruction of assets, operational impairment, lost revenue following the…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 11:22am -
    • The Law and Finance of Initial Coin Offerings
      The rise of new technologies is changing the way companies raise funds. Along with the increase of crowdfunding in recent years, the use of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has emerged more recently as a new form to raise capital. Companies in the Unite…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 18, 10:16am -
    • Don’t Blame Stock Markets for Peril of Short-Termism
      The Business Roundtable, a prestigious organisation of the CEOs of the largest American companies, last week urged large public companies to stop telling investors what senior executives expect quarterly earnings will be. Their effort arises from the…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 2:35pm -
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