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New Developments in Shareholders’ Gender Pay Gap Proposals

April 18th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , |

Harvard Law School Forum, March 22, 2019 We anticipate the combined forces of legislation such as U.K. gender pay reporting rules and stakeholders’ higher expectations will accelerate companies’ overall pay transparency and gender pay reporting. [...]

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SEC Wants Companies To Boost Cybersecurity, Brexit, Libor Phaseout Disclosures

April 18th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2018 Companies should ramp up the level of disclosure surrounding the risks posed by cybersecurity, Brexit and the planned phaseout of the London interbank offered rate, said Kyle Moffatt, [...]

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Cybersecurity disclosure rules inadequate?

February 14th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

Corporate Board Member, February 8, 2019 SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson Jr. believes the SEC should do more surrounding cybersecurity disclosure. Proposals worth looking into: Public companies should have cyber expertise in the boardroom Formal statutory [...]

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Estée Lauder’s online-only annual report

February 14th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

IR Magazine, January 28, 2019 Over the last three years, the Estée Lauder team has worked to deliver their annual report digitally to investors. This year, readers have the ability to build their own report. [...]

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Companies asked to go beyond SEC requirements surrounding employee disclosure

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

The Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2018 Some pension funds and charitable organizations are pushing for additional employee disclosure outside of what is required by the SEC. A letter sent to the boards of the [...]

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Executive Pay – Metrics Beyond the Numbers

January 16th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , |

Semler Brossy, December 11, 2018 Companies are starting to implement strategic metrics that incentivize investments in the business which should lead to long-term growth. These goals need to be treated with the same transparency and [...]

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Review of 2015-2018 Proxy Voting Trends

December 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , , |

Harvard Law School Forum, November 26, 2018 A study by The Conference Board and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance conducted in collaboration with FactSet and ESG data mining firm IRGS Analytics reviews more [...]

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Concerns about CVS-Aetna merger

December 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|

The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2018 Federal Judge Richard Leon has raised concerns about the CVS-Aetna merger despite Justice Department approval. Aetna's Medicare assets were sold to preserve competition, however, Judge Leon believes the [...]

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CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2018 Edition

November 1st, 2018|Categories: News Watch|

Harvard Law School Forum, October 27, 2018 Released by The Conference Board, this report notes changes to executive compensation and the disclosure surrounding these changes. It details say-on-pay, board oversight of compensation design, short- and [...]

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What is the Nominating and Governance Committee looking for?

November 1st, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

SpencerStuart, 2018 According to SpencerStuart's survey of 177 nominating/governance committee members, the top trends and priorities are: Recruiting profiles: 62% women, 49% active CEO/COO, 48% technology experience 66% considered or are considering directors 50 years [...]

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