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    1. Five Essential Strategy Questions Boards Should Be Asking

      Five Essential Strategy Questions Boards Should Be Asking

      In brief - Management and the board should define “long-term” and develop a strategy that is focused not on where the organization “is going” but where it “can go.” - It is essential for an organization’s talent strategy and ESG priorities to be aligned and integrated with the overall strategy. - Boards can help recalibrate the risk framework to focus on a longer-term horizon ...

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    2. A New Way of Seeing Value

      A New Way of Seeing Value

      Engine No. 1’s Total Value Framework is a data-driven approach to investing that puts a tangible value on a company’s environmental, social and governance impacts and ties those impacts to long-term value creation.  Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) has never been greater, and yet, ESG ratings systems conflict with one another and remain uncorrelated from financial returns. The inability to tie data to actual outcomes has supported shareholders divesting rather than holding a company and engaging when a problem arises...

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    3. How Private Equity-Backed Companies Can Move the Needle on Sustainability

      How Private Equity-Backed Companies Can Move the Needle on Sustainability

      Private equity firms are making highly visible commitments to address the challenge of sustainability. Market-leading firms, such as The Carlyle Group, EQT, and TPG Capital, now produce sustainability reports and have dedicated executives overseeing sustainability initiatives and embedding sustainability throughout the deal cycle...

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    4. ESG in 2021 So Far: An Update

      ESG in 2021 So Far: An Update

      The rapidly growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters that marked 2020 continued to shape events for companies operating or based in the U.K. and Europe in 2021. Discussions of ESG are occurring at all levels, from the boardroom to investors to employees, and governments, regulators and companies are all being encouraged to take these matters into consideration...

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    5. ​49 Law Firms Respond to Investment Company Act Lawsuits Targeting SPACs

      ​49 Law Firms Respond to Investment Company Act Lawsuits Targeting SPACs

      Recently a purported shareholder of certain special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) initiated derivative lawsuits asserting that the SPACs are investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, because proceeds from their initial public offerings are invested in short-term treasuries and qualifying money market funds...

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    6. SEC’s Ongoing Scrutiny of Executive Perquisites and Benefits

      SEC’s Ongoing Scrutiny of Executive Perquisites and Benefits

      On August 4, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) announced settled charges against National Beverage Corp. (NBC) relating to NBC’s failure to disclose executive perquisites provided to its CEO. [1] The SEC’s fifth perquisite case in a little over a year, this settlement signals the Commission’s continued focus on undisclosed perks, a priority articulated in 2020...

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