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Shareholder engagement continues

April 24th, 2020|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

IR Magazine: April 2, 2020 Despite the disruption to daily and economic life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nuveen confirms there has yet to be a big impact on shareholder engagement. Read the full article [...]

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Will COVID-19 impact shareholder activism?

April 24th, 2020|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Harvard Law School Forum: April 12, 2020 The impact the pandemic will have on shareholder activism is still uncertain, but companies whose valuations have been upended should assume they will be targeted. Read the full [...]

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LGIM to vote against combined CEO and board chairs globally

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Watch|

Legal & General: February 3, 2020 Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) announced an escalation of its voting policy towards combined CEO and board chairs, with the decision to vote against combined roles at director [...]

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Equilar’s CEO Pay Ratio by Sector Review

January 29th, 2020|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Equilar: January 9, 2020 Equilar has reviewed the pay ratio of companies on the Equilar 500 by sector. This article also discusses the importance of not directly comparing companies due to the various labor needs [...]

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Climate Disclosures: A Tough Ask for Many Corporations

January 29th, 2020|Categories: News Watch|

Woodruff Sawyer: January 29, 2020 Woodruff Sawyer discusses tips for corporations who wish to better their disclosure on climate change and sustainability, based on comments from Larry Fink's (BlackRock's CEO) letter. Read the full article here.

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CEO succession: trends and planning

December 19th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Harvard Law School Forum: December 16, 2019 In this article, key insights are identified from a report recently released by The Conference Board, in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles. CEO Succession Practices: 2019 Edition provides [...]

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SASB looking to enhance standards, focus on human capital management

December 19th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Corporate Secretary: December 12, 2019 SASB has agreed to explore three new areas: human capital management (HCM), content moderation online and single-use plastics. Of these three, HCM is the biggest priority. Read the full article [...]

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CEO tenure, how long is too long?

October 24th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Havard Business Review: November-December 2019 Issue The 2019 list of best-performing CEOs shows they have held their positions for an average of 15 years. That's more than twice the average tenure of an S&P 500 [...]

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Boardroom accountability project aims to bring diversity to board and CEO recruitment

October 24th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

New York City Comptroller, October 11, 2019 New York City Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, has launched the third stage of the Boardroom Accountability Project. It is the first initiative that calls on companies to adopt [...]

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