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    1. Its Not the Time to Fight Over Poison Pills

      Its Not the Time to Fight Over Poison Pills

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- In an ordinary April, Corporate America would now be gearing up for proxy season, preparing for annual meetings and arguing with activist investors over strategy. Instead, companies find themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, facing difficult choices about how best to protect workers, investors, and their businesses from the virus and its fallout...


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    2. Can Business Throw Environmental, Social And Governance Concerns (ESG) Overboard When Normality Returns?

      Can Business Throw Environmental, Social And Governance Concerns (ESG) Overboard When Normality Returns?

      Before the COVID-19 pandemic took over captains of industry were queuing up to champion stakeholder capitalism. A growing and long overdue consensus was emerging that shareholder primacy is not the be-all and end-all, and business should take a more long term view, looking after other stakeholder interests too including those of customers, employees and local communities...

       

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    3. Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business

      Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business

      The more perspectives you have, the more likely your board is to have productive discussions that will better serve your business. Why is it important to have a diverse board of directors? A diverse board serves your company in many ways. The purpose of a board of directors is to guide the company – it is in the company's best interest to make sure that the board is capable of looking at issues and challenges from many perspectives...

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    4. Impact of the CARES Act on Executive Compensation

      Impact of the CARES Act on Executive Compensation

      The CARES Act restricts how much executive compensation can be paid by employers that avail themselves of loans and loan guarantees from the US Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund under Title IV of the CARES Act. Employers seeking this relief need to carefully assess the impact of these restrictions before applying for loans or loan guarantees. Participation in the Exchange Stabilization Fund is conditioned on complying with the executive compensation restrictions...

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    5. Activists Lay Down Their Arms as Companies Cope With Coronavirus Spread

      Activists Lay Down Their Arms as Companies Cope With Coronavirus Spread

      Being a shareholder activist investor isn't such a good look right now. Executives are struggling to keep their companies afloat and their workers employed as the coronavirus spreads, and activists' demands in many cases seem less pertinent than they did just a few weeks ago. That's led many of the investors to walk away from campaigns or settle them early...

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    6. Pandemics, Preparedness And Corporate Governance: Boards Should Anticipate ‘The Blame Game’

      Pandemics, Preparedness And Corporate Governance: Boards Should Anticipate ‘The Blame Game’

      There’s a lot of discussion these days about preparedness. Preparedness for the pandemic, preparedness for the recession, preparedness for the unknown and the unthinkable. And there’s a lot of discussion about blame as well. They should have seen it coming, they should have seen the signs, they should have had a plan...

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    7. United States: COVID-19 Pandemic: Governance And Disclosure Considerations For Public Companies

      United States: COVID-19 Pandemic: Governance And Disclosure Considerations For Public Companies

      The COVID-19 outbreak – now officially categorized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic – has quickly developed into a historic public health crisis. As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and companies take action to address the impacts of the pandemic on their businesses...

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    8. Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      It's hardly a new complaint. Indeed, the headlines raging against shockingly big paychecks collected by United States CEOs have been regularly recirculated for years. This time, though, against a backdrop of consumers' concern over online privacy and frustration over lingering inequality, efforts from Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) shareholders have finally struck a receptive nerve that will incite actual change in how corporate chiefs are compensated. AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders may be ready to jump on the bandwagon, too, after learning its CEO John Stankey received a 36% raise last year despite a string of ...

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    9. Friend or Foe? The Convergence of Private Equity and Shareholder Activism

      Friend or Foe? The Convergence of Private Equity and Shareholder Activism

      The lines between shareholder activist strategies and traditional private equity strategies are starting to become blurred.

      Historically, private equity firms have adhered to the “rules of the road” set out by companies looking to explore strategic alternatives or realise monetisation events for their equity holders...

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    10. Key Issues for Directors Relating to COVID-19

      Key Issues for Directors Relating to COVID-19

      As the world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, directors on corporate boards play a vital role in navigating the path forward. Key issues facing corporate directors include:

      1. Maintaining close contact with the CEO and working with management to ensure the safety and well-being of the company’s employees and other stakeholders as well as the public at large...
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    11. Boards Are More Likely to Review Temporary Succession Plan Amid Pandemic

      Boards Are More Likely to Review Temporary Succession Plan Amid Pandemic

      Temporary succession planning could become a more pressing issue in the coming weeks, as companies prepare for the possibility of executive absences related to the coronavirus pandemic, governance experts say. Finance chiefs, long seen as a steady hand within an organization, are likely contenders to temporarily fill a chief executive or chairman post if needed...

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    12. Continued Evolution Of Whistleblower Law

      Continued Evolution Of Whistleblower Law

      Last fall, Senators Chuck Grassley, Tammy Baldwin, Joni Ernst, and Dick Durbin introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act , which protects financial whistleblowers who report internally from retaliation. This law mirrors the Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019 which passed in the House of Representatives last spring...

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