1. Articles in category: BoardBlogs

    49-72 of 2635 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 108 109 110 »
    1. Can Leslie Moonves’ Audacious Strategy Swing the Votes in CBS’ Favor?

      Can Leslie Moonves’ Audacious Strategy Swing the Votes in CBS’ Favor?

      Sumner Redstone seized control of Viacom in a hostile takeover in 1987. He then made sure that no other corporate raider could take it from him, dividing the company’s stock into voting and nonvoting shares. Thirty years later, Redstone’s absolute control is under threat not from an external foe but from within...

      Read Full Article
    2. World's 50 Greatest Leaders

      World's 50 Greatest Leaders

      Though it seems unlikely, Tim Cook and Indira Jaising have something in common besides membership in Fortune’s 2018 ranking of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Cook (No. 14) is the wealthy CEO of Apple, the most valuable publicly traded company on earth; Jaising (No. 20) is an Indian lawyer who cofounded an NGO called Lawyers Collective, which promotes human rights issues. Yet they share this trait: Both have multiplied their organizations’ effectiveness by harnessing the power of unbundling.

      Read Full Article
    3. Fortis Directors Deserve a Discharge Slip

      Fortis Directors Deserve a Discharge Slip

      Fortis Healthcare Ltd. has to admit a new owner to keep the lights on. Before it does, though, India’s second-largest hospital chain must write four of its board members a discharge slip.

      The country’s serious fraud office and the stock-market regulator are investigating Fortis even as it tries to sell itself to one of five serious suitors, which include Malaysian, Chinese and homegrown Indian buyers, as well as American private equity...

      Read Full Article
    4. Forget Golf. Women’s Endowment Roles Can Lead to the Boardroom

      Forget Golf. Women’s Endowment Roles Can Lead to the Boardroom

      (Bloomberg Markets) -- The old boys’ network is costing university endowments money. Investment committees that have female majorities typically generate higher returns than committees that don’t. “There’s something about the way women lead and the way they collaborate,” says Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, a 35-year Wall Street veteran and chair of the board of trustees at Barnard College, a women’s school in Manhattan. “There’s this intimidation factor on mostly male boards...

      Read Full Article
    5. In Europe, Misbehaving CEOs Pay Millions in Fines and Go to Jail, and We Need to Start Doing the Same in the US

      In Europe, Misbehaving CEOs Pay Millions in Fines and Go to Jail, and We Need to Start Doing the Same in the US
      • There have been a number of recent cases in which high-profile CEOs have been publicly penalized with fines and jail-time by European governments.
      • CEOs that are guilty of similar transgressions have been held less accountable in the U.S.
      • America would arguably benefit from adopting the European approach, forcing the government to play a more judicious role in punishing offending businesspeople...
      Read Full Article
    6. CEOs Aren't Disclosing Their Real Compensation. The Pay Gap is Much Worse Than You Think.

      CEOs Aren't Disclosing Their Real Compensation. The Pay Gap is Much Worse Than You Think.

      CEOs aren't disclosing their real compensation. The pay gap is much worse than you think. The pay gap between workers and CEOs is already high. Add in gains on stock options, and it's infuriating. We need to keep CEOs accountable. Post to Facebook CEOs aren't disclosing their real compensation. The pay gap is much worse than you think. The pay gap between workers and CEOs is already high...

      Read Full Article
    7. Fortune 500 CEOs are Paid From Double to 5,000 Times More Than Their Employees

      Fortune 500 CEOs are Paid From Double to 5,000 Times More Than Their Employees

      Transparency on executive pay shows how the other half lives. Chief executive pay in the U.S. is among the highest in the world, according to a new report by the staff of Keith Ellison, a Democratic congressman for Minnesota. U.S. publicly-listed companies have begun releasing how much their CEOs make compared to the rest of their staff. The revelations are required under a 2015 rule in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010...

      Read Full Article
    8. CEO Pay and Performance Often Don’t Match Up

      CEO Pay and Performance Often Don’t Match Up

      The best-paid CEOs don’t necessarily run the best-performing companies. Corporate boards have tried for years to tie chief executive compensation to the results they deliver. The better the company and its shareholders do, the more the top boss should be paid, or so the pay-for-performance mantra goes. In reality, CEO pay and performance often don’t match up, and 2017 was no exception. Among...

      Read Full Article
    9. John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

      John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

      Towards the end of April, SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. delivered a heartfelt speech in Cleveland about the decline of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US. While there has been much debate regarding the cause of this decline (with some questioning whether it even matters), Commissioner Jackson pointed a heavy finger at the fees levied upon smaller issuers as significant factor in creating the problem...

      Read Full Article
    10. Why ValueAct Pounced On Citigroup (NYSE:C)

      Why ValueAct Pounced On Citigroup (NYSE:C)

      ValueAct, a successful activist fund, has built a $1.2 billion stake in Citigroup ( C ). According to the WSJ it suggested Citigroup could boost its buyback plan from $40 to $50 billion. With a market cap of $185 billion that's a large percentage of stock to take out. Buyback programs of this relative size are rare. ValueAct seems to favor Citigroup for its old-fashioned treasury management for global businesses which is making it an important global money center bank...

      Read Full Article
    11. Timeline: Xerox's Complex Relationship with Top Investors

      Timeline: Xerox's Complex Relationship with Top Investors

      (Reuters) - Xerox Corp's board is battling activist shareholder Carl Icahn and investor Darwin Deason over the company's plan to sell itself to Japan's Fujifilm in a deal the two say dramatically undervalues the photocopying firm. Following is a timeline of events when the two investors took a stake in the company and how their relationship slowly developed into one of the most contentious proxy fights currently on record...

      Read Full Article
    12. Elon Musk's Brother Should be Booted from Tesla's Board as the Company's Looking 'more tenuous than ever'

      Elon Musk's Brother Should be Booted from Tesla's Board as the Company's Looking 'more tenuous than ever'
      • Tesla should remove Kimball Musk, James Murdoch, and Antonio Gracias from its board, an activist investor group said Wednesday.
      • CtW Investment Group said the company's "continuing success looks more tenuous than ever."
      • Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here.

      A group of activist investors wants to radically shake up Tesla's board of directors...

      Read Full Article
    13. Tesla’s Board Keeps Facing Investor Grievances

      Tesla’s Board Keeps Facing Investor Grievances

      Tesla Inc. is facing renewed criticism over its corporate governance a week after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk refused to answer questions about the company’s finances on an earnings call. While Musk calling analysts’ questions “boring” and “dry” was unusual, the billionaire and his board drawing fire from some investors is far from unprecedented.

      1. Who’s attacking the company now, and why?...

      Read Full Article
    14. Canada -- Looking for a Few More Good People: Why Independent Directors are in Short Supply

      Canada -- Looking for a Few More Good People: Why Independent Directors are in Short Supply

      Governance issues to expect in 2018 Today, Giffen’s brand of independence is in high demand; he routinely declines appointments, and he isn’t the only one. The rise of shareholder activism has heavily leaned on independent directors. More stakeholder involvement has led to more disputes, which in turn has increased the burden on independents called upon to mediate those disputes...

      Read Full Article
    49-72 of 2635 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 108 109 110 »
  1. Categories

    1. BoardProspects Features:

      BoardBlogs, BoardKnowledge, BoardMoves, BoardNews, BoardProspects Announcements, BoardProspects CEO, CEO Blog, In the News, Partner Publications, Sponsored Content
  2. Popular Articles

  3. People in the News

    1. (2 articles) Jeff Immelt
    2. (2 articles) Executive Compensation
    3. (1 articles) Samsung
    4. (1 articles) Elon Musk
    5. (1 articles) SEC
    6. (1 articles) Shari Redstone
    7. (1 articles) CFO
    8. (1 articles) Andrew Wilson
    9. (1 articles) Diversity
    10. (1 articles) Travis Kalanick
    11. (1 articles) Warren Buffett
    12. (1 articles) Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
  4. Organizations in the News

    1. (3 articles) GE
    2. (2 articles) General Electric
    3. (2 articles) Uber
    4. (2 articles) Technology
    5. (2 articles) Tesla
    6. (1 articles) Disney
    7. (1 articles) Dow
    8. (1 articles) Dodd-Frank
    9. (1 articles) Viasat
    10. (1 articles) Sempra Energy
    11. (1 articles) The Walt Disney Company
    12. (1 articles) Board Governance
  5. Locations in the News

    1. (7 articles) CEO
    2. (5 articles) Corporate Governance
    3. (2 articles) Opinion
    4. (1 articles) Management
  6. Subjects in the News

    1. (9 articles) Board of Directors
    2. (6 articles) stock options
    3. (5 articles) Wall Street
    4. (4 articles) risk
    5. (3 articles) real estate
    6. (3 articles) Women
    7. (2 articles) Female
    8. (2 articles) Canada
    9. (2 articles) UK
    10. (2 articles) voting power
    11. (1 articles) Delaware
    12. (1 articles) Cybersecurity