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    1. What To Consider Before Launching Your Brand's Social Impact Initiative

      What To Consider Before Launching Your Brand's Social Impact Initiative

      With brands taking greater leadership roles in society, they’re now expected to engage on a wider range of issues, including those not directly related to their business. A variety of stakeholders will encourage an organization to lead with social impact as much as they do the products they make or the services they provide...

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    2. What CEOs are Really Saying When They Lash Out Against 'woke' America

      What CEOs are Really Saying When They Lash Out Against 'woke' America

      "Woke" probably isn't the first adjective that comes to mind when describing Corporate America. But some CEOs are wearing their non-wokeness as a badge of honor. This week, when BlackRock CEO Larry Fink defended his firm's efforts to hold companies accountable for their environmental and social impact, he included a nod to his critics who've accused him of forcing a liberal agenda on businesses. "It is not a social or ideological agenda," he wrote in his closely watched annual letter to clients...

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    3. SEC Chair Gensler Facing Time Crunch to Reform Wall Street

      SEC Chair Gensler Facing Time Crunch to Reform Wall Street

      Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is facing a time crunch to reform the activities of Wall Street. He was tapped by President Joe Biden last year to replace Jay Clayton, but Gensler's time could be cut short. The mid-term elections occur in November and while the Democrats have thin majorities in the House and Senate, they face the possibility of losing them...

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    4. Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks

      Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks

      There is an active debate in the literature as to whether antitakeover provisions (ATPs) that shield managers from takeovers create or destroy firm value. While most studies focus on the average effects of ATPs across all firms and time, the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the massive drop in share prices the pandemic caused raised another important question in this debate...

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    5. Appearances Matter According To ISS' Proxy Voting Guidelines

      Appearances Matter According To ISS' Proxy Voting Guidelines

      As part of its updated guidelines, ISS has removed the "grace" period for board diversity so that its policy now reads as follows: Racial and/or Ethnic Diversity: For companies in the Russell 3000 or S&P 1500 indices, generally vote against or withhold from the chair of the nominating committee (or other directors on a case-by-case basis) where the board has no apparent racially or ethnically diverse members. An exception will be made if there was racial and/or ...

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    6. Following Record-Setting Year, SEC Opens 2022 With $4 Million in New Whistleblower Awards: Is Your D&O Policy Prepared to Respond?

      Following Record-Setting Year, SEC Opens 2022 With $4 Million in New Whistleblower Awards: Is Your D&O Policy Prepared to Respond?

      Following Record-Setting Year, SEC Opens 2022 With $4 Million in New Whistleblower Awards: Is Your D&O Policy Prepared to Respond? 2022 has kicked off with several new whistleblower awards, as the SEC announced earlier this week that it had awarded more than $4 million to whistleblowers who provided information and assistance in two government actions—one for misconduct occurring overseas and a second where the whistleblower’s assistance directly led to the success of the covered action...

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    7. 10 Ways Boards Can Act on Sustainability in 2022

      10 Ways Boards Can Act on Sustainability in 2022

      We have some optimistic news to kick off 2022: Climate change is at long last on the corporate-governance agenda, according to our research. When we surveyed 301 directors of companies headquartered in 43 countries, three-quarters of our respondents said they recognize climate as very important to their companies’ strategic success...

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    8. Corporate Political Spending is Bad Business: How to Minimize the Risks and Focus on What Counts

      Corporate Political Spending is Bad Business: How to Minimize the Risks and Focus on What Counts

      In our article, Corporate Political Spending is Bad Business, we explore the deep problems that corporate political spending poses for corporations and their management. In particular, we highlight the lack of legitimacy underpinning management decisions to spend treasury dollars on political causes as well as the “hypocrisy trap” for companies that donate to causes that undermine their stated values...

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