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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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    • newComment Letter Regarding Earnings Releases and Quarterly Reports
      By some accounts, public markets are out of fashion. Detractors point to the long-term trend towards fewer initial public offerings (IPOs) in developed economies, especially the U.S., and the growth of private pools of capital over the past decade, w…
      - 1 hour ago, 19 Jul 19, 9:00am -
    • newDefining Corwin’s Limits
      In its October 2015 decision in Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings, LLC, the Delaware Supreme Court held that, under most circumstances, approval of a transaction by a majority of fully informed, uncoerced stockholders invokes deferential business-judg…
      - 1 hour ago, 19 Jul 19, 8:58am -
    • newWeekly Roundup: July 12-18, 2019
      Shareholders and Stakeholders Around the World: The Role of Values, Culture, and Law in Directors’ Decisions Posted by Amir N. Licht (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya) and Renée B. Adams (University of Oxford), on Friday, July 12, 2019 Tags: Bo…
      - 1 hour ago, 19 Jul 19, 8:57am -
    • Petition for Rulemaking to Revise Rule 10b-18
      Petitioners signed below respectfully submit this petition for rulemaking pursuant to Rule 192(a) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice. In 1982, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) finalized Rule 10b-18, 17 C.F.R…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:26am -
    • Designing Business Forms to Pursue Social Goals
      In recent years, there have been efforts to encourage firms to pursue social goals. This imperative, however, is very vague. What range of permissible non-pecuniary goals should companies be encouraged to pursue? This question reflects a much re-hash…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:25am -
    • Comments on the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019
      Thank you for the invitation and opportunity to appear before you today [July 10, 2019]. I am the CEO and President of Ceres, a nonprofit organization working with many of the most influential investors and companies to build sustainability leadershi…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:25am -
    • Shareholders are Dispersed and Diverse
      Index funds have democratized access to diversified investment for millions of savers, who are investing for long-term goals, like retirement. As index funds are currently growing more quickly than actively managed funds, some critics have expressed…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 9:00am -
    • Managerial Short-Termism and Investment: Evidence from Accelerated Option Vesting
      Do managers sometimes take actions that boost performance in the short term, but reduce value in the long term? Financial analysts and policymakers frequently express concern about managerial short-termism. Business leaders like Jamie Dimon and Warre…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 9:00am -
    • Staff Statement on LIBOR Transition
      LIBOR is an indicative measure of the average interest rate at which major global banks could borrow from one another. LIBOR is quoted in multiple currencies and multiple time frames using data reported by private-sector banks. LIBOR is used extensiv…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:56pm -
    • Statement on Opportunity Zones
      Today [July 15, 2019], together with our regulatory colleagues at the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), our staff issued a statement explaining the potential application of state and federal securities laws to fundraising…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 9:34am -
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