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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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    • newA Win in Proxy Fight for Universal Proxy Card
      For the first time, a dissident shareholder group won board control in a proxy contest using a “universal proxy card” that included the names of both the company’s and the dissident’s slates. The battle for a majority of the board seats at EQ…
      - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:01am -
    • newRelative Performance Evaluation in CEO Compensation: A Talent-Retention Explanation
      In this article, we investigate a market-for-talent rationale for the use of relative performance evaluation (RPE) in CEO compensation. Our premise is based on Gibbons and Murphy (1990), who show RPE in CEO compensation can be used as an efficient wa…
      - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:00am -
    • newTechnology and Life Sciences IPOs
      As we had predicted in our prior IPO survey, 2019 has proven to be strong for initial public offerings. Following a somewhat sluggish start to the year, technology and life sciences IPOs took off in the second quarter, making for an overall strong fi…
      - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 9:00am -
    • Making Sense of Monte Carlo
      When you hear the words “Monte Carlo simulation,” do you: Scream; Pack your suitcase—Mediterranean vacation! (Simulation? Nah!); or Ponder the link between 19th century botany and modern valuation techniques? If you chose a) and would rather b)…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 7:40am -
    • Remarks before the 38th Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
      Thank you, Martha [Miller]. It is wonderful to be here in Omaha. Thank you to all the participants in today’s program. Dean [Anthony] Hendrickson, thank you for welcoming us to Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. It is a beautiful…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 10:29am -
    • What the Capital One Hack Means for Boards of Directors
      Another day, another data breach. This time at Capital One, the fifth largest credit card issuer in the United States. Specifically, on July 29, 2019, FBI agents arrested Paige A. Thompson on suspicion of downloading nearly 30 GB of 100 million Capit…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 10:21am -
    • Audit Committee Disclosure in Proxy Statements—2019 Proxy Review
      In recent years, the role of the audit committee—and, in particular, its oversight of the independent auditor—has been subject to increased scrutiny from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. The independent auditor is critical to mainta…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:00am -
    • Recent Application of Caremark: Oversight Liability
      In a recent decision applying the famous Caremark doctrine, the Delaware Supreme Court confirmed several important legal principles that we expect will play a central role in the future of derivative litigation and that serve as important reminders…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:00am -
    • Weekly Roundup: August 9–15, 2019
      5 Steps for Tying Executive Compensation to Sustainability Posted by Blair Jones and Seymour Burchman, Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC, on Friday, August 9, 2019 Tags: Climate change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental disclosure,…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 9:00am -
    • A New Milestone for Board Gender Diversity
      As reported by the WSJ, a new milestone has finally been reached for board gender diversity: there are no longer any companies in the S&P 500 with all-male boards! Reaching just that one milestone has not exactly been expeditious. According to the WS…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 9:25am -
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