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Corporate Governance

  • Recovery AND Broader Ownership: Build Back Better
    Recovery AND Broader Ownership: Take Action Economic recovery AND broader ownership can be ours. We need a nation of employees who more fully share and participate in a healthy recovery through ownership. Support legislation introduced by Republicans…
    - 84 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 8:49am -
  • Trump Celebrates Labor Day
    Trump celebrates labor day. Many who actually labor cringe at his repulsive words and actions. There are far instances too many to mention. Below are a few that are top of mind. Military Service is For Suckers Trump celebrates labor day by dissing th…
    - 85 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 9:24am -
  • Chat Rooms Missing at Shareholder Meetings
    Chat Rooms are the key missing ingredient at virtual shareholder meetings. Virtual-only shareholder meetings increased dramatically (from 286 in 2019 to 2,200 so far in 2020) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Chat rooms before and after meetings would al…
    - 92 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 9:55am -
  • Corporate Accountability: Classes Starting Soon
    Corporate Accountability: Restoring the Balance Corporate Accountability Facilitator: James McRitchie, Shareholder Advocate Online Fridays, Oct 16, 23, 30; 12 to 1:30 pm Classes are held using Zoom. Corporations are the most powerful social invention…
    - 94 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 9:45pm -
  • Virtual Shareholder Meetings: Zoom Seminar
    How Shifting from In-Person to Virtual Shareholder Meetings Affects Shareholders’ Voice, Miriam Schwartz-Ziv‘s new paper recently posted on SSRN will be the subject of a virtual seminar held on Wednesday, Sept 2nd, from 11 AM-noon EDT. See the l…
    - 95 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 8:43am -
  • ESG Rulemaking by DOL
    ESG Rulemaking by DOL – comments are in. Several investor organizations and financial industry firms released an analysis of the more than 8,700 public comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rulemaking on the consideration of enviro…
    - 99 days ago, 24 Aug 20, 11:40am -
  • Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein (podcast)
    Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein is a podcast of in-depth interviews with leading corporate governance experts. So please listen to his latest: James McRitchie: The Gadfly Seeking Corporate Change Via Shareholder Proposals. Boardroom Governanc…
    - 20 Aug 20, 8:43am -
  • The Gadfly with Gabriel Malek (podcast)
    The Gadfly With Gabriel Malek (click to listen) This is my current favorite of the #corpgov #ESG podcasts. I am partial to the name gadfly, since I am often called one myself. Likewise, Malek is trying to talk with the same audience I am hoping to re…
    - 12 Aug 20, 8:40am -
  • BRT’s Stakeholder Capitalism
    BRT’s Stakeholder Capitalism Exposed Lucian Bebchuk and Roberto Tallarita recently published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, ‘Stakeholder’ Capitalism Seems Mostly for Show. “If CEOs really intended to amend their companies’ purpose,…
    - 10 Aug 20, 8:49am -
  • Electronic Arts 2020: Vote FOR Written Consent
    Electronic Arts 2020 annual meeting is 8/6/2020 at 2PM Pacific virtually by entering the eligible shareholder’s 16-digit control number found on the proxy card. To enhance long-term value: Vote AGAINST Coleman, Hong, Huber, Ubinas, Simonson, Prob…
    - 3 Aug 20, 11:29am -

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    • newCompensation-Related Considerations for the 2021 Proxy Season
      Companies poised to enter into the upcoming annual report and proxy season should start disclosure preparations early in order to address the complexities that will have inevitably resulted from an unprecedented 2020. In particular, companies will ne…
      - 15 hours ago, 30 Nov 20, 9:09am -
    • newInnovation in the Stock Market: Exchanges and ATSs
      Is something wrong with the structure of the stock market? Both industry participants and scholars have recently faulted the equity market for its lack of innovation. Economists at Harvard, Chicago, and elsewhere have argued that the continuous natur…
      - 15 hours ago, 30 Nov 20, 9:09am -
    • newPreparing for Shareholder Activism in the Wake of COVID-19
      The shock, turmoil, uncertainty, and lack of visibility that followed the immediate onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March 2020 were significant factors accounting for why shareholder activism was relatively subdued during the 2020 pro…
      - 15 hours ago, 30 Nov 20, 9:09am -
    • When That Problematic Board Member Just Won’t Leave
      Sometimes a corporate director who’s the main source of a company’s reputational problems is the last one to recognize it. That’s why, in order to protect the company from unwanted controversy and reputational harm, boards benefit from discreet…
      - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 10:03am -
    • IPOs Surge While Market Tightens, But Opportunities Remain
      Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) grabbed the investment spotlight this year and remain among the most active investment classes in the market. While the SPAC model has evolved over the better part of the past two decades, SPACs hav…
      - 2 days ago, 29 Nov 20, 10:02am -
    • The CPA-Wharton Zicklin Model Code of Conduct
      How can U.S. public companies protect against the risks inherent in spending to influence elections when politics is hyperpartisan, citizens are polarized and a controversy can ignite a wildfire virally and potentially affect a company’s bottom lin…
      - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 20, 9:30am -
    • New Rule Governing Use of Derivatives by Registered Investment Companies and BDCs
      On Oct. 28, 2020, the SEC voted to adopt new Rule 18f-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”), to provide a modernized and comprehensive regulatory framework for the use of derivatives by regulated funds, including mut…
      - 3 days ago, 28 Nov 20, 9:29am -
    • 2020 Use of ESG Measures in Incentive Plans Report
      Introduction Driven by multiple stakeholders embracing the premise that a strong ESG proposition is an essential element to sustainable long-term company performance, attention on company ESG behavior and transparency is rapidly increasing. Following…
      - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:59am -
    • Environmental Spinoffs: The Attempt to Dump Liability Through Spin and Bankruptcy
      We recently published a paper, Environmental Spinoffs: The Attempt to Dump Liability Through Spin and Bankruptcy, that examines the practice of companies spinning off their environmental liabilities into separate companies that prove to be inadequate…
      - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:58am -
    • Weekly Roundup: November 20–26, 2020
      Acquisition Experience and Director Remuneration Posted by Addis Birhanu (Ecole de Management de Lyon), on Friday, November 20, 2020 Tags: Boards of Directors, Director compensation, Human capital, Management, Mergers & acquisitions Remarks by…
      - 4 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:58am -
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