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    1. 6 Ways Company Boards Should Prepare for Climate Risk

      6 Ways Company Boards Should Prepare for Climate Risk

      With risk, the writing is always on the wall. We know the storm will eventually come, yet in most cases – when the storm hits – leaders are questioned about why they didn’t take more efforts to plan for a response, build resiliency into their operating models, and proactively avoid risks by creating environments that diminish them...

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    2. How Gender Diversity Makes Financial Sense for Tech Firms in 2020

      How Gender Diversity Makes Financial Sense for Tech Firms in 2020

      If you offered any board of directors a management strategy that would allow their company to improve their bottom line, make more informed management decisions, increase their customer base, extend their talent acquisition pool, improve retention and improve their reputation at the same time, you would certainly get their attention...

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    3. Yes, Board Members Can Always Resign … Except When They Can’t

      Yes, Board Members Can Always Resign … Except When They Can’t

      Being appointed to a board is an honor and a privilege. It’s also a lot of work and carries with it tremendous responsibility. Even in normal times, deciding to resign from your role as an independent director can be a tough decision, but it can usually be done. In some rare cases, however, the act of resigning may be a breach of your fiduciary duty or at least open you up to such an accusation...

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    4. TheBoardlist—A Leading Advocate for Putting More Women on Corporate Boards—Opens its Platform to Men of Color

      TheBoardlist—A Leading Advocate for Putting More Women on Corporate Boards—Opens its Platform to Men of Color

      The movement for gender diversity on corporate boards has made real progress in the past decade, inching past the long-sought milestone of 20% female representation on Fortune 1000 boards in 2017. But while that effort has always aimed to include women of color, broader racial diversity has never been its first priority...

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      Mentions: Women Female Progress
    5. Stockholders and Board Directors: Overview of COVID-Related Changes to Title 8 of Delaware General Corporation Law

      Stockholders and Board Directors: Overview of COVID-Related Changes to Title 8 of Delaware General Corporation Law

      On July 16, 2020, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed into law House Bill 341 to amend Title 8 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) which, among other things, (1) solidifies a pandemic as an emergency situation, (2) expands the special powers of stockholders and directors during such emergency conditions, and (3) allows for the option to use electronic transmission documentation and electronic signatures for the execution of documents (previously limited to hardcopy and manual execution only)...

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    6. 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - The Board of Directors as an Internal Control

      31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - The Board of Directors as an Internal Control

      James Doty, former Commissioner of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was once asked if the Board or its sub-committee which handles audits was a part of a company’s internal financial controls. He answered that yes, he believed that was one of the roles of an Audit Committee or full Board. I had never thought of the Board as an internal control but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was an important insight for any Chief Compliance Officer or compliance practitioner as it also applies as a compliance internal control...

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    7. Workforce Diversity Matters To Our ESG Evaluation

      Workforce Diversity Matters To Our ESG Evaluation

      We believe the limited representation of Black voices in key decision-making processes prevents companies from reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce. It also exposes companies’ reputations to allegations of discrimination, as shown by recent calls on social media to boycott certain businesses after apparently racist behavior of employees were captured on video and shared...

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    8. 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - Inquiring Up and Down

      31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - Inquiring Up and Down

      Where does “tone at the top” start? With any public and most private U.S. companies, it is at the Board of Directors. But what is the role of a company’s Board in compliance? First a Board should not engage in management but should engage in oversight of a CEO and senior management. The Board does this through asking hard questions, risk assessment and identification...

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    9. Is Oil Giant BP Finally Ready to ‘Think Outside the Barrel’?

      Is Oil Giant BP Finally Ready to ‘Think Outside the Barrel’?

      For months, BP had planned this year’s annual general meeting as a sleek presentation. The company’s brand-new CEO would be onstage at London’s ExCeL convention center, trumpeting his green revolution to hundreds of shareholders. But this being 2020, nothing went as planned. When the day of the meeting finally arrived in late May, there was no audience, and no applause...

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      Mentions: Oil BP Bernard Looney
    10. Ubben Helping Investors Steer Away from Activist Investing with Inclusive Capital

      Ubben Helping Investors Steer Away from Activist Investing with Inclusive Capital

      Our profile in this month’s issue of Activist Insight Monthly is with Jeff Ubben, who recently shocked the activist community by taking his environmental and socially-focused Spring Fund outside of ValueAct Capital Partners, the firm he founded two decades ago. Under a new banner – that of Inclusive Capital Partners – he will have plenty of surprises up his sleeve and...

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    11. ‘Stakeholder’ Capitalism Seems Mostly for Show

      ‘Stakeholder’ Capitalism Seems Mostly for Show

      By putting American workers through months of turmoil, the Covid-19 crisis has heightened expectations that large companies will serve the interests of all “stakeholders,” not only shareholders. The Business Roundtable raised such expectations last summer by issuing a statement on corporate purpose, in which the CEOs of more than 180 major companies committed to “deliver value to all stakeholders.”...

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    12. OIG Guidance for Boards Regarding Compliance

      OIG Guidance for Boards Regarding Compliance

      The Office of Inspector General (OIG) white paper, “ Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight ” (OIG Guidance), provides an excellent road map for thinking about how to structure a Compliance Committee for your Board and a Board’s obligations. As an introduction, the OIG Guidance states that a Board must act in good faith around its obligations regarding compliance...

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    13. On the Purpose and Objective of the Corporation

      On the Purpose and Objective of the Corporation

      As we approach the first anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s abandonment of shareholder primacy and embrace of stakeholder governance, and the fourth anniversary of our development for the World Economic Forum of The New Paradigm: A Roadmap for an Implicit Corporate Governance Partnership Between Corporations and Investors to Achieve Sustainable Long-Term Investment and Growth, we thought it useful to consider in broader context the key issues of corporate governance and investor stewardship today...

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    14. Looking Ahead to the 2021 Proxy Season

      Looking Ahead to the 2021 Proxy Season

      Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has launched its Annual Benchmark Policy Survey signaling potential changes to ISS’s proxy voting policies for 2021. Below we discuss the Global and North American Survey, which highlight the many key corporate governance issues that are top of mind for boards of directors and management today...

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    15. Ford's CEO Switch-Out Shows that the Automaker is Still a Family Business — and that Bill Ford is Still in Charge

      Ford's CEO Switch-Out Shows that the Automaker is Still a Family Business — and that Bill Ford is Still in Charge
      • Ford announced on Tuesday that CEO Jim Hackett will retire October 1 and be replaced by current COO Jim Farley.
      • Ford remains a family business, overseen by Bill Ford, the company's chairman and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford.
      • The carmaker's share price has been in decline for years, through three different CEOs. The Ford family still controls the company — and relies on the stock...
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      Mentions: CFO Tesla stake
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