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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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    • newKeynote Remarks at the ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference
      I. Introduction Thank you, Susan [Olson], for the kind introduction. I am excited to join you here and deliver my first formal speech as a Commissioner. It has been a little over six months since I started in my new role at the Securities and Exchang…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:36am -
    • newPrivate Contracting, Law and Finance
      The Law and Finance hypothesis remains one of the most controversial theories in financial economics. In its original form, it argued that countries with higher legal protections for shareholders had wider share ownership dispersion and larger stock…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:36am -
    • newDual-Track Processes: How to Turbocharge Your Exit
      Exiting an investment is an inherently uncertain process. Even for a thriving business with a viable equity story, committed stakeholders and the right advisers, the final deal terms and valuation are typically guided by factors beyond a company’s…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:32am -
    • The Short-Termism Thesis: Dogma vs. Reality
      The belief that short-termism (aka quarterly capitalism) in our capital markets and in the management of our public companies is seriously (many would say fatally) damaging our economy is so widely accepted it has become a veritable truism. Countless…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:25am -
    • Where’s the Greenium?
      Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) are increasingly important research topics in both academic and professional areas. A question of prim…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:25am -
    • Updated Nasdaq Requirements for Direct Listings
      On February 14, 2019, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission of a rule change to “amend and clarify certain aspects of the listing process for Direct Listings.” The rule, which became effective upon f…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:24am -
    • Is it Time for Corporate Political Spending Disclosure?
      A new bill that has been introduced in the House, H.R. 1053, would direct the SEC to issue regs to require public companies to disclose political expenditures in their annual reports and on their websites. While the bill’s chances for passage in th…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 8:31am -
    • Applying a Principles-Based Approach to Disclosing Complex, Uncertain and Evolving Risks
      Good morning. Thank you, John [White] for that kind introduction and to the Practicing Law Institute and Allen & Overy for hosting this event. I am pleased to be here with you today.  Today [March 15, 2019] I would like to discuss how the U.S. secur…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 1:16am -
    • A Reminder About Corporate Crisis Communications
      In a case that should serve as a cautionary tale for all public companies responding to a public relations crisis, the DOJ and SEC today announced securities fraud settlements with Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., alleging that the company had…
      - 4 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 1:15am -
    • Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency?
      Gender pay disparities characterize labor markets in most developed countries. When a man earns 100 dollars, a woman earns 77 in the United States, 78.5 dollars in Germany, 79 dollars in the United Kingdom, and 83.8 on average across European Union c…
      - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 8:57am -
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