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    1. Providing Retail Investors a Voice in the Proxy Process

      Providing Retail Investors a Voice in the Proxy Process

      As the SEC continues its consultation into the proxy process, in particular its consideration of the role of proxy advisory firms in that process, it’s more important than ever to understand how this process affects average retail investors and what, if any, changes they’d like to see. To that end, I collaborated with wealth management research specialist Spectrem Group, to design a survey of retail investor to hear directly from the ultimate stakeholders of proxy voting...

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    2. Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?

      Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?

      Here is the lede from this WSJ article: “A stubborn paradox reigns across U.S. boardrooms: Companies are appointing more women to board seats than ever, yet the overall share of female directors is barely budging.” In comments to the WSJ, the managing director for corporate governance research at the Conference Board indicated that, in “the last two decades, there’s been a sweeping revolution in the field of corporate governance…. 

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    3. Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

      Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

      Corporate culture is defined by the implicit, unwritten rules that create expectations for how people choose to behave. It is reflected by what people actually do every day, by what’s celebrated, emphasized and overlooked. Culture is also how companies create and protect value through people. A company’s intangible assets, which include talent and culture, are now estimated to make up 52% of a company’s market value...

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    4. CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      If you asked Disney CEO Robert Iger how 2018 went at work, he’d probably say great, given the company’s success its businesses, hot reception for the new streaming service, and Monday’s five-year high stock price. Plus, there is the $65.6 million in compensation he received over the year, according to the company’s current proxy statement. The number meant a CEO-to-median employee pay ratio of 1,424 to 1...

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    5. Bed Bath & Beyond Spruces Up Its Board But Needs an Overhaul

      Bed Bath & Beyond Spruces Up Its Board But Needs an Overhaul

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- In the face of pressure from an activist investor coalition, Bed Bath & Beyond announced a bit of spring cleaning on Monday. The retailer said five of its board members would depart, including the chain’s co-founders, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein. Five new directors have been appointed to replace them, and board member Patrick Gaston has been named independent chairman...

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    6. Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female

      Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female

      General Motors could soon be one of just two companies in the S&P 500 to not only have a female CEO, but to also have a majority female board of directors. In the near future, the GM board will soon feature six women, including GM CEO Mary Barra, when two current GM board directors retire. The board will shrink from the current 13 members to 11 with the retirement of those members. Five of the 11 will be male, and six will be female. The board will require shareholders’ approval at the annual meeting on June 4th...

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    7. Tesla Board Shakeup Seen as `Important Step' in Governance

      Tesla Board Shakeup Seen as `Important Step' in Governance

      (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. will bid farewell to longtime directors and reduce the size of its 11-member board to nine as the automaker ushers in a new era of corporate governance. Director terms will be cut to two years from three, allowing shareholders to vote on the board’s performance with greater frequency, according to a proxy filed Friday...

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    8. 2019 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      2019 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      Average Say on Pay support in 2018 declined to the lowest level observed since 2012, driven by an increase in the number of companies receiving vote support below 70%. Shareholder engagement increased on environmental proposals; other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics; Board diversity; and the use of GAAP versus non-GAAP performance metrics in compensation program design...

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    9. ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities

      ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities
      • Jamie Dimon is the chairman and CEO of  JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      • In this op-ed, he writes that corporate boardrooms should be concerned about the grave challenges facing our communities, like growing inequality, the opioid crisis, and rising suicide rates.
      • Long-term business success depends on community success — and making this happen requires business leaders to buck short-termism that too often drives the markets...
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    10. Teva CEO Kåre Schultz Nabs Whopping $33M in First Full Year at the Helm

      Teva CEO Kåre Schultz Nabs Whopping $33M in First Full Year at the Helm

      If you thought Teva had gone big-time with its 2017 pay package for CEO Kåre Schultz, check out what it paid him in 2018. The Israeli drugmaker forked over (PDF) a whopping $32.5 million to its chief exec, nearly doubling the sum it paid him in 2017 and marking a fivefold increase over what it paid its last CEO, Erez Vigodman, the year prior...

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    11. Fiduciary Duties of Dissenting Directors and their Boards – Stobart v Tinkler

      Fiduciary Duties of Dissenting Directors and their Boards – Stobart v Tinkler

      In Stobart v Tinkler [2019] EWHC 258 (Comm), the high court has taken an extremely restricted view of the freedom of a dissident director to take his case outside the boardroom. At the same time, the court largely endorsed the freedom of the board to silence that director with respect to public statements...

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    12. Board Of Directors And The Digital Revolution

      Board Of Directors And The Digital Revolution

      Directors of public companies would serve their shareholders well by leaning into change and embracing macro trends. Everyone has heard of AI and ML but the bigger opportunity is harnessing the company’s data to drive “time to insights” of decisions. One of the best investments a company can make is in the new enterprise software capabilities companies like Palantir and Datalogue have brought to market...

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