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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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What’s Next for Pay Ratio

October 11th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

Willis Towers Watson, 9/25/18 Complicated? Same median employee or no? Companies face a thorough review to determine necessary changes and then must document the process leading to their decision. Read the full article here   [...]

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California Requires Women on Boards

October 11th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

CNN Business, 9/30/18 By 2019, publicly traded companies are required to have at least one woman on their board. Companies with five and six directors face additional requirements by 2021. Even though this is common [...]

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Rethinking board evaluations: feed-forward

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

RHR International Consultants, 8/7/18 Instead of asking directors to provide feedback, why not provide feed-forward? Directors can answer how they think they can function more effectively in the future rather than how they functioned in [...]

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California pushes for women on boards

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

Wall Street Journal, 8/29/18 Several European countries have adopted gender mandates over the past few years. In the US, the California mandate could fuel more regulations throughout the country. Some big investors, including State Street [...]

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Investor push for human capital reporting

August 8th, 2018|Categories: News Watch, Unclassified|Tags: , , |

Corporate Board Member, 07/13/2018 In a recent article by Dan Bigman, Editor and Chief Content Officer of Chief Executive Group, he outlines Ning Chiu's, Counsel, Davis, Polk & Wardell, "top ten" human capital reporting highlights [...]

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Board Lessons: Succeeding With Investors in a Crisis

June 7th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Bloomberg Law, 05/21/2018 Each year, a small number of companies confront crisis-level events that draw high-profile scrutiny from a range of stakeholders. A well-executed emergency response plan can help limit the immediate fallout from a [...]

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