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    1. Corporate Boards Are Looking for CEOs Who Aren’t Old White Men

      Corporate Boards Are Looking for CEOs Who Aren’t Old White Men

      For most of the past decade, Cheryl Miller has spent her days trying to put more cars on America’s roads—first as the treasurer and now as the chief financial officer of AutoNation Inc. , the largest auto retailer in the U.S. And for the past year she’s been working on behalf of another of the country’s biggest companies, Tyson Foods Inc. , as one of the newest members of its board of directors...

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    2. With ‘Zombie’ Directors, It’s the Board of the Living Dead

      With ‘Zombie’ Directors, It’s the Board of the Living Dead

      Nell Minow, an expert on corporate governance, calls them the zombie directors. They’re board members who’ve failed to get a majority of shareholder votes in elections but continue to serve. From 2012 to 2016 there were a total of 225 instances where directors of public companies got less than half the votes cast, but only 44 directors, or 20 percent, left within the next election cycle, according to a Bloomberg ­analysis of data from ISS Corporate Solutions Inc...

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    3. It's Getting Harder for CEOs Who Lie or Cheat to Escape the Ax

      It's Getting Harder for CEOs Who Lie or Cheat to Escape the Ax

      The number of chief executive officers fired for ethical lapses more than doubled in the U.S. and Canada in the past five years -- a sign, researchers say, that corporate directors are increasingly unwilling to tolerate misbehavior. Fourteen North American CEOs were ousted for ethical lapses from 2012 to 2016, compared with six in the preceding five-year period, according to a study of 2,500 global companies by PwC...

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    4. Investors Push Corporate Boards to Add Women, People of Color

      Investors Push Corporate Boards to Add Women, People of Color

      Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that "male, pale and stale" doesn’t cut it anymore. The small but growing number of shareholder votes on diversity proposals is on pace to match or exceed the record set last year, according to data compiled by ISS Analytics, which tracks proxies. Apple and Tyson Foods investors already rejected such proposals, and another eight are in the queue...

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