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    1. What's ESG and Why Is It Suddenly So Popular?

      What's ESG and Why Is It Suddenly So Popular?

      “Focus on stocks that have the greatest return” has long been the motto of most investors and, similarly, high returns have been the barometer for considering what made a corporation “successful.” This mentality— the crux of profit-maximization, or “shareholder-first” thinking—was a sea change from a previous school of thought that viewed corporations as a “public trust” responsible for their impact on the world. It was made popular by influential economists like Milton Friedman, who famously wrote, “There ...

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    2. The Perennial Quest for Board Independence: Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue?

      The Perennial Quest for Board Independence: Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue?

      The question of the ideal composition of company boards is unlikely to have the perfect answer. While the need for independent directors was emphasized in the early nineties and continues to be emphasized even today, additional new ideas have crept in. The idea of board diversity and especially gender diversity has become popular in recent times. The rationale, at least in part, for most of these proposals is to ensure that the board is active, acts independently of management, and is able to consider various perspectives that might affect the company while making decisions. Could Artificial intelligence (AI) help solve ...

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    3. Berkshire Violated Its Own Board Independence Rules

      Berkshire Violated Its Own Board Independence Rules

      On March 15, 2019, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B) disclosed that Walter Scott, Jr., an independent member of the board of directors and up for re-election, and also the Chairman of the Governance Committee, which reviews the independence of directors at Berkshire as well as...

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    4. Corporate Directors Pressured to Serve on Fewer Boards

      Corporate Directors Pressured to Serve on Fewer Boards

      Investors are increasingly pressuring corporate directors to limit how many boards they sit on as the job becomes more demanding. Top institutional investors such as Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc. have updated their policies for voting in board elections to discourage what they see as too many directorships at once. Companies have also been adopting their own policies restricting how many other board seats their directors can hold...

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    5. Why ‘Staggered’ Boards Are Paying Off for Stock Investors

      Why ‘Staggered’ Boards Are Paying Off for Stock Investors

      The eternal battle for control at public companies between executives and shareholders is one of the most important narratives in business. And on one front, shareholders have won decisively: They’ve sharply reduced the use of “staggered” boards of directors, which can help protect business leaders from the pressures of reform-minded investors...

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    6. Ralph Nader: Open Letter To Boeing's Board Of Directors – OpEd

      Ralph Nader: Open Letter To Boeing's Board Of Directors – OpEd

      Dear Mr. Muilenburg: On April 4, 2019 you somewhat belatedly released a statement that “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents.” You added that a preliminary investigation made it “apparent that in both flights” the MCAS “activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information.” Your acknowledgement of the problems with the 737 MAX somehow escaped inclusion in your messages to shareholders, the capital markets, and the Securities and Exchange Commission . It is now stunningly clear that your overly optimistic outlook on January 20, 2019 – after the Indonesian Lion Air crash – was ...

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    7. Asia's Longest-Serving Directors Can Be Found in the Philippines

      Asia's Longest-Serving Directors Can Be Found in the Philippines

      (Bloomberg) -- Family-led enterprises are common across Asia yet the Philippines takes such control to the extreme. Philippine companies have the region’s oldest directors and the longest board tenures as owners and their trusted advisers keep tight hold on the reins of banking, property and retail giants. This has implications in the region’s push for greater board diversity...

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    8. Energy Industry Confronts Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Allegations

      Energy Industry Confronts Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Allegations

      When Whiting Petroleum Corp. hired its chief executive in 2017, the company was unaware that allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment had been brought against him at his previous employer, according to a person familiar with his hire. Since then, Whiting has investigated the complaints against Brad Holly and told The Wall Street Journal that it is standing by its CEO, in the company's first public comments on the topic...

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    9. Providing Retail Investors a Voice in the Proxy Process

      Providing Retail Investors a Voice in the Proxy Process

      As the SEC continues its consultation into the proxy process, in particular its consideration of the role of proxy advisory firms in that process, it’s more important than ever to understand how this process affects average retail investors and what, if any, changes they’d like to see. To that end, I collaborated with wealth management research specialist Spectrem Group, to design a survey of retail investor to hear directly from the ultimate stakeholders of proxy voting...

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    10. Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?

      Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?

      Here is the lede from this WSJ article: “A stubborn paradox reigns across U.S. boardrooms: Companies are appointing more women to board seats than ever, yet the overall share of female directors is barely budging.” In comments to the WSJ, the managing director for corporate governance research at the Conference Board indicated that, in “the last two decades, there’s been a sweeping revolution in the field of corporate governance…. 

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    11. Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

      Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight of Culture

      Corporate culture is defined by the implicit, unwritten rules that create expectations for how people choose to behave. It is reflected by what people actually do every day, by what’s celebrated, emphasized and overlooked. Culture is also how companies create and protect value through people. A company’s intangible assets, which include talent and culture, are now estimated to make up 52% of a company’s market value...

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    12. CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      If you asked Disney CEO Robert Iger how 2018 went at work, he’d probably say great, given the company’s success its businesses, hot reception for the new streaming service, and Monday’s five-year high stock price. Plus, there is the $65.6 million in compensation he received over the year, according to the company’s current proxy statement. The number meant a CEO-to-median employee pay ratio of 1,424 to 1...

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