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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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    • newS&P 1500 2019 Bonus Expectations and a Look to 2020
      The new year provides the chance to look back at where we’ve been. Our post summarizes financial performance in 2019 and how those results are expected to drive annual incentives for 2019. It’s also a time for looking ahead. So we consider how pe…
      - 17 hours ago, 26 Jan 20, 11:01am -
    • newCompanies’ Anti-Fraternization Policies: Key Considerations
      In recent years, numerous senior executives have resigned or been terminated for engaging in undisclosed consensual relationships with subordinates. Such relationships are gaining particular attention in the wake of the heightened scrutiny around wor…
      - 17 hours ago, 26 Jan 20, 10:59am -
    • SEC Year-End Guidance
      During the last two weeks of 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offered guidance and reminders relating to: The Role of Audit Committees; International Intellectual Property and Technology Risks; and Confidential Treatment Public c…
      - 2 days ago, 25 Jan 20, 10:01am -
    • Making Corporate Social Responsibility Pay
      The world is clamoring for corporations to serve society. With the recognition that adequate externality regulation is unlikely to manifest, scholars, politicians, major shareholders, and other corporate stakeholders have joined in urging companies t…
      - 2 days ago, 25 Jan 20, 10:01am -
    • Shareholder Activism in 2020: New Risks and Opportunities for Boards
      The era of stakeholder governance and corporations with a purpose beyond profits is taking hold, with corporate directors expected to answer to more constituencies and shoulder a greater burden than ever before. At the same time, investors—both in…
      - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 10:19am -
    • NACD Public Company Board Governance Survey
      Key Findings Public companies face a conundrum navigating two divergent business forces. Directors identify growing business-model disruptions (52%) and a slowing global economy (51%) as the top trends most likely to impact their organization over th…
      - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 10:19am -
    • Statement by PCAOB Board Member Robert Brown, Jr. on The Role of Investors in the Revisions to PCAOB Quality Control Standards
      I. Introduction Today [Dec. 17, 2019], the Board votes on a Concept Release concerning standards of quality control (QC) for firms that audit public companies and SEC-registered broker-dealers. The importance of this step cannot be overstated. We dep…
      - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 10:18am -
    • Weekly Roundup: January 17-23, 2020
      Testimony by PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke before the House Committee on Financial Services Posted by William D. Duhnke III, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, on Friday, January 17, 2020 Tags: Accountability, Accounting, Accounting st…
      - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 10:18am -
    • Compensation Season 2020
      While the past year witnessed only modest changes to the rules governing compensation arrangements, practices and trends continued to evolve. We note below various developments worthy of consideration in the year ahead. Limits on Compensation Deducti…
      - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 9:32am -
    • Worker Participation: Employee Ownership and Representation
      In the past thirty years, more and more attention has been paid to the effects of employee participation on company performance. What might be the effect of it on long-term company performance? How could increased employee influence affect corporate…
      - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 9:32am -

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