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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…
    - 15 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 34 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 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,…
    - 44 days ago, 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…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Aug 20, 11:29am -

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    • newA Brief Response Regarding Stakeholder Governance
      The recently published Forum post “The Friedman Essay and the True Purpose of the Business Corporation” defends a view of stakeholder governance that reflects the following two basic flaws: It misstates to whom the fiduciary duties of directors o…
      - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:32am -
    • newSix Ways Boards are Enhancing Their Evaluations and Related Disclosures
      Boards can enhance a culture of continuous improvement by routinely having board members share and receive candid feedback from each other, as well as from senior executives and external parties with whom they regularly interact. This feedback can br…
      - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:23am -
    • newProposed Amendments to Shareholder Proposal Rules
      The SEC may have postponed until next week the open meeting originally scheduled for yesterday to consider adoption of revisions to the shareholder proposal rules, but Reuters has the inside scoop on the outcome of at least one controversial provisio…
      - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:22am -
    • ESG Disclosures: Frameworks and Standards Developed by Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations
      Key Takeaways As ESG matters have increasingly become the focus of investors and regulators, standards of disclosure created by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as industry participants, have gained market prominence. The…
      - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 9:22am -
    • Expanding Opportunities for Investors and Retirees: Private Equity
      In recent years, U.S. companies have raised more equity through private offerings available only to institutional and high-net-worth investors than through initial public offerings available to the general public. In addition, the number of U.S. publ…
      - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 9:22am -
    • Direct Listings 2.0—Primary Direct Listings
      In 2018, Spotify’s direct listing of its shares for trading on the New York Stock Exchange without a traditional IPO turned decades-old market practice on its head. To take full advantage of this development, financial advisors and interested compa…
      - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 20, 8:04am -
    • How Boards Can Prepare for Unplanned Catastrophic Events
      Corporate boards have a fiduciary responsibility to manage risk, especially against major events that could overwhelm an organization and devastate shareholders’ investments. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced new attention on board’s responsibilit…
      - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 7:41am -
    • Remarks by Commissioner Peirce on The Role of Asset Management in ESG Investing
      Thank you, John [Gulliver] and thanks Hal [Scott] for inviting me to be part of this forum. It is a pleasure to be here with you all today. The views I express are my own and do not necessarily represent those of the Commission or my fellow Commissio…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 9:13am -
    • SEC Expands Definition of “Accredited Investor”
      On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), which expand the cate…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 9:13am -
    • Weekly Roundup: September 11–17, 2020
      SEC Changes Rules Affecting Risk Factors, Litigation and Disclosures by US Public Companies Posted by Valerie Ford Jacob, Pamela Marcogliese and Michael Levitt, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Friday, September 11, 2020 Tags: Disclosure, En…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 9:13am -
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