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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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    • newPresident Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
      ERISA, the 1974 law that governs pension funds, recognizes that the third parties who manage those funds might be tempted to make decisions that were more in their interests than the interests of the people who were depending on them to make good dec…
      - 13 hours ago, 25 May 19, 10:32am -
    • newThe Relevance of Broker Networks for Information Diffusion in the Stock Market
      Institutional investors routinely make use of brokers to execute their trades. Despite the rise of electronic trading, the Tabb Group reports that brokers handle about 42 percent of order flow from hedge funds. However, brokers’ roles in disseminat…
      - 13 hours ago, 25 May 19, 10:29am -
    • The Corporate Form for Social Good
      State legislation allowing the establishment of benefit corporations—for-profit companies with a stated public purpose—has become widespread over the past decade. This increasingly available corporate form provides a mandate, and a safe harbor, f…
      - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:01am -
    • UK Shareholder Activism and Battles for Corporate Control
      The modus operandi of shareholder activism is to agitate for change, often involving campaigns to convince other shareholders to support proposals to change the composition of the board and the company’s strategy. Under UK law a shareholder activis…
      - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:01am -
    • Weekly Roundup: May 17–23, 2019
      Educating Investors Through Leading Questions Posted by James McRitchie, CorpGov.net, on Friday, May 17, 2019 Tags: Disclosure, Institutional Investors, Proxy advisors, Proxy voting, Retail investors, Shareholder proposals, Shareholder value,…
      - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:01am -
    • Sunsets, Russets, and Rule Resets
      Thank you, Peter [Easton] for that kind introduction. I appreciate the chance to be with you at today’s conference to discuss Hot Topics at the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is a small population of people who would describe anything the S…
      - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:17am -
    • The Causal Mechanisms of Horizontal Shareholding
      As I have shown in another paper, repeated empirical studies confirm that, in concentrated markets, higher levels of horizontal shareholding make anticompetitive effects more likely. Nonetheless, some critics argue that we should delay enforcement ac…
      - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:17am -
    • Distressed M&A—The Rules of the Road
      The topic of the complete publication (available here) is mergers and acquisitions where the target company is “distressed.” Distress for this purpose means that a company is having difficulty dealing with its liabilities—whether in making requ…
      - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:14am -
    • Event-Driven Litigation Defense
      The authors address criticism of shareholder lawsuits presented in two recent reports by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (“ILR”). Released in October 2018 and February 2019, the ILR reports emphatically urge Congress, the Securiti…
      - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:14am -
    • Bankruptcy as Bailout: Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law
      Almost half of all the coal produced in the United States is mined by companies that have recently gone bankrupt. As we explain in a recent article in the Stanford Law Review, those bankruptcy proceedings have undermined federal environmental and lab…
      - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 9:02am -
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