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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…
    - 10 days ago, 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…
    - 12 days ago, 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…
    - 18 days ago, 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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 24 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 30 days ago, 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…
    - 31 days ago, 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…
    - 32 days ago, 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,…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 9:55am -

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  • newThe Strained Marriage of Public Debts and Private Contracts
    A casual observer of recent policy debates might reasonably conclude that sovereign debt crises of the sort that have ravaged Argentina, Greece, Ukraine, and Venezuela would be less frequent and less damaging if only debtors and creditors could tweak…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 10:26am -
  • Remarks on Shareholder Engagement
    This is now the fourth in the series of SEC-NYU dialogues, and I am pleased with the four topics that have been covered, as well as the quality of the discussions thus far. It is important that the SEC be able to take a forward-looking approach with…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 10:38am -
  • Governance Gone Wild: Misbehavior at Uber Technologies
    We recently published a paper on SSRN, Governance Gone Wild: Epic Misbehavior at Uber Technologies, that evaluates governance and leadership challenges through the example of the private ride-sharing startup Uber. Despite its importance, there is sur…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 10:37am -
  • Letter from JANA Partners & CalSTRS to Apple, Inc.
    JANA Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (“we” or “us”) collectively own approximately $2 billion in value of shares of Apple Inc. (“Apple” or “you”). As shareholders, we recognize your unique role in t…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:35am -
  • The Significance for Boards and Managements of the JANA/CalSTRs Letter to Apple
    Over the past couple of years, we have seen traditional, actively managed funds, such as Neuberger Berman, borrow activist tactics and push for changes to accelerate increases in share prices. In parallel with this arguable trend toward convergence b…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:33am -
  • Weekly Roundup: January 12–18, 2018
    Busy Directors and Shareholder Satisfaction Posted by Wayne R. Guay and Kevin D. Chen (University of Pennsylvania), on Friday, January 12, 2018 Tags: Board composition, Board monitoring, Board performance, Boards of Directors, Director qualific…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:30am -
  • BlackRock Supports Stakeholder Governance
    BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, who has been a leader in shaping corporate governance, has now firmly rejected Milton Friedman’s shareholder-primacy governance and embraced sustainability and stakeholder-focused governance. January 2018 BlackRock lette…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:31am -
  • The New Digital Wild West: Regulating the Explosion of Initial Coin Offerings
    In 2017, initial coin offerings or ICOs raised a collective $4 billion for blockchain entities. While the rise of bitcoin has brought cryptocurrencies and the blockchain into recent media headlines, you could be forgiven if you are unfamiliar with co…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:31am -
  • A Sense of Purpose
    Dear CEO, As BlackRock approaches its 30th anniversary this year, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the most pressing issues facing investors today and how BlackRock must adapt to serve our clients more effectively. It is a great privilege and…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:02pm -
  • Remarks at Ceremonial Swearing In of Commissioners Hester M. Peirce and Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
    I hope that everyone had a very nice weekend and enjoyed the holiday on which we commemorate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I note that this August will be the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech h…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:03am -

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