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    1. Rethinking Stakeholder Engagement for the New Millennium

      Rethinking Stakeholder Engagement for the New Millennium

      What does stakeholder engagement mean in the 21 st century? How has the topic gained such traction over the past few years? What is the role of the compliance professional in stakeholder engagement? How does increased stakeholder engagement help to make companies stronger, more efficient and, most critically, more profitable?..

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    2. SandRidge to Meet with Investor Icahn to Quell Rising Tensions

      SandRidge to Meet with Investor Icahn to Quell Rising Tensions

      HOUSTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc is expected to meet with activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday over his demands for a board shake-up and other governance changes, part of a bid by the U.S. shale oil producer to quell tensions with its largest shareholder and most outspoken critic. Icahn said in December he was considering a proxy contest to remove some or all of SandRidge’s directors...

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    3. Chief Executive Opens the Door to GE Breakup

      Chief Executive Opens the Door to GE Breakup

      Could the sun finally be setting on the General Electric empire? Chief executive John Flannery on Tuesday raised the prospect of ending GE’s long life as one of the world’s best-known industrial conglomerates by floating the idea of spinning off one or more of its remaining three core businesses into separately traded companies. The breakup of the company born in Thomas Edison’s labs is one of the more radical ...

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    4. US Bancorp (USB) Names CEO Andy Cecere Chairman of the Board; Richard Davis to Retire

      US Bancorp (USB) Names CEO Andy Cecere Chairman of the Board; Richard Davis to Retire

      U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, announced today that Andy Cecere, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors , effective at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in April ...

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    5. There are 3 Reasons Why an Activist Investor Could Be interested in Lowe's

      There are 3 Reasons Why an Activist Investor Could Be interested in Lowe's
      • News that activist investor D.E. Shaw wants a potentially larger stake in Lowe's has caused its shares to climb.
      • Seth Sigman, an analyst at Credit Suisse, sees additional upside for the home retailer, as there are three things that make the company attractive.
      • Relative to its rival Home Depot, Sigman sees Lowe's as being a formidable investment opportunity...
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    6. NXP Shareholder Ramius to Reject Qualcomm's Buyout Offer

      NXP Shareholder Ramius to Reject Qualcomm's Buyout Offer

      (Reuters) - NXP Semiconductors NV ( NXPI.O ) shareholder Ramius Advisors LLC said on Tuesday it would reject chipmaker Qualcomm Inc’s ( QCOM.O ) $38 billion bid for the company, joining activist investor Elliott Management Corp. Ramius, which is an affiliate of Cowen Inc ( COWN.O ), said it had informed NXP that Qualcomm’s offer “dramatically” undervalued the company. The New York-based institutional asset manager owned about 2.5 million shares, or less than a one percent stake ...

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    7. Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Shareholder fights between activist investors and publicly traded companies are getting nastier, especially in some industries, and a lot of them don’t involve corporate giants like General Motors and Procter & Gamble. In 2015, according to Raymond James, 208 activist campaigns were launched against 169 companies valued between $50 million and $1 billion. Since 2009, the number of campaigns against companies that size has grown 163 percent...

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    8. Ophthotech Corp (OPHT) Elects Jane Pritchett Henderson to Board

      Ophthotech Corp (OPHT) Elects Jane Pritchett Henderson to Board

      Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced today the election of Jane Pritchett Henderson, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Voyager Therapeutics, to its Board of Directors , effective immediately. Ms. Henderson has also been elected the Chair of ...

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    9. SailPoint Announces Industry Veteran Michael J. Sullivan Has Joined Board of Directors and ...

      SailPoint Announces Industry Veteran Michael J. Sullivan Has Joined Board of Directors and ...

      AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL), the leader in enterprise identity management, today announced the appointment of Michael J. Sullivan to the board of directors and as chairperson of the audit committee effective November 2017. In this role, Mr...

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    10. Current Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff Williams Joins ObserveIT Board of Directors

      Current Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff Williams Joins ObserveIT Board of Directors

      BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ObserveIT, the leading insider threat management solution provider with approximately 1,700 customers around the world, today welcomed Jeff Williams, operating partner at Bain Capital Ventures, as the newest member of ObserveIT's Board of Directors . Williams will ...

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    11. GKN Faces Pressure from Activist Fund Elliott to Engage With Melrose

      GKN Faces Pressure from Activist Fund Elliott to Engage With Melrose

      LONDON (Reuters) - GKN ( GKN.L ) faces pressure to open takeover talks with suitor Melrose Industries ( MRON.L ) from U.S. activist investor Elliott, which disclosed a stake in the British engineering company just days after it rejected a 7 billion pound ($9.66 billion) bid. Elliott, a hedge fund with a track record of intervening in takeovers, said on Monday that it holds a 1.7 percent interest in GKN through contracts-for-difference (CfDs)...

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    12. Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Actor, director , and writer Amber Tamblyn has established herself as an activist and face of the Times Up movement, first with her open letter to James Woods, followed by a powerful op/ed in The New York Times. Her Twitter feed is a tireless thread of support for the women who have spoken out against ...

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    13. Citi to Raise Pay for Women and Minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

      Citi to Raise Pay for Women and Minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

      (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc ( C.N ) will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday. Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively...

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    14. Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn is calling out Disney for its lack of diversity. 

      The 34-year-old actress took to Twitter on Sunday to publicly push The Walt Disney Company to add women of color to its board of directors. Disney has potential openings on its board, which is predominately white, according to The Wall Street Journal. Four members of the 12-person board are stepping down, and the company has already appointed two replacements to begin on Feb. 1 this year...

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    15. Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017 Markets Motley Fool You know you're having a bad year when your management team has to spend months beating back an activist investor attack on your business strategy. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) narrowly won that particular battle in 2017. But the consumer products giant can't relax just yet. After all, the key shareholder complaints that fed the challenge -- and led to a shakeup on its board of directors -- are still present...

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    16. An Early Stage Startup Investor Made its Term Sheet Public to Increase Transparency in Tech Investment

      An Early Stage Startup Investor Made its Term Sheet Public to Increase Transparency in Tech Investment

      Forward Partners

      • British venture capital firm Forward Partners has published a detailed pre-seed term sheet.
      • The public term sheet means founders can learn what to expect from a funding deal.

      Early stage startup investor Forward Partners has published its pre-seed term sheet, giving entrepreneurs a detailed look at what they can expect from a funding deal.

      You can see the term sheet below...

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