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    1. Chancery Court Accepts “Novel Theory” of Liability for Directors

      Chancery Court Accepts “Novel Theory” of Liability for Directors

      In Garfield v. Allen (May 24, 2022), the Delaware Court of Chancery accepted, “with admitted trepidation,” what it called a “novel theory” advanced by the plaintiff—namely, that a corporation’s directors may have breached their fiduciary duties to the stockholders by failing to reverse equity compensation awards made to the CEO after the board became aware, via the plaintiff’s litigation demand letter, that the awards violated a limitation set forth in the company’s equity compensation plan...

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    2. Board Directors See Competition for Talent as a Top Concern in the Next Year

      Board Directors See Competition for Talent as a Top Concern in the Next Year

      Increased competition for talent is [the biggest concern over the next year] for directors of public companies, according to a survey of 372 board members by the National Association of Corporate Directors. - However, concerns about the state of the economy also loom large. More than half of board members said that growing inflation was a concern, while 38% said the same of uncertainty regarding the pace of economic recovery...

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    3. How to Engage Boards on Hot-Button Topics

      How to Engage Boards on Hot-Button Topics

      How to Engage Boards on Hot-Button Topics According to two association leaders, CEOs need to engage boards on social issue challenges. And they can do it without things getting messy. Since the start of the pandemic, nonprofit boards have been busier than ever—more meetings, more Zoom calls. But despite all that conversation, boards can still struggle to determine their proper role. That’s especially true as pressure to take on social issues has increased...

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    4. How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Make C.E.O Pay Even Richer

      How Elon Musk and Tesla Helped Make C.E.O Pay Even Richer

      While those compensation totals are taken from the company’s financial filings, they are often estimates driven by the companies’ attempts to value the stock their chief executives might receive. As a result, the executives may earn less than those totals, especially if the bear market persists and their companies’ stock prices remain depressed, but they could also take home far higher amounts should the stocks recover...

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    5. Proposal on Climate-Related Disclosures Falls Within the SEC’s Authority

      Proposal on Climate-Related Disclosures Falls Within the SEC’s Authority

      Congress, having made a fundamental policy judgment to require “full and fair” disclosure to protect investors, directed the Commission to make ongoing subsidiary choices of precisely what details of disclosure to require and when, after engaging in fact-finding and analysis that Congress chose not to try to do itself...

       

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    6. Corporate Board Term Limits Are Good for Companies. Here's Why.

      Corporate Board Term Limits Are Good for Companies. Here's Why.

      Corporate board term limits won’t resolve all the issues boards need to address, but they are a good place to start, writes Theresa Hamacher. Dreamstime About the author: Theresa Hamacher is the chair of the board of the Morningstar Funds Trust and president of consulting firm, Versanture Consulting, LLC. There’s been a debate for many years about the nature of corporate board term limits...

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    7. ESG Activist Shareholder Proposals Fall Flat in Proxy Season

      ESG Activist Shareholder Proposals Fall Flat in Proxy Season

      The chair of NIRI says she has not seen activists leverage ESG as often as traditional shareholder proposals in the 2022 proxy season so far and the ESG proposals that are tabled are rarely passed. IR Magazine caught up with Victoria Sivrais, chair of the US association of IROs and a partner at the strategic communications firm Clermont Partners, during the NIRI 2022 Annual Conference this month...

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      Mentions: Conference KKR Europe
    8. Let’s Put EA CEO’s $20 Million Payout In Context

      Let’s Put EA CEO’s $20 Million Payout In Context

      EA CEO Andrew Wilson stands on stage at a video game showcase contemplating his next million. The CEO of Madden maker Electronic Arts is set to rake in $19.8 million in total compensation for his company’s strong performance in 2021. That’s about half of what it was for 2020 after EA’s Board of Directors cracked down on exorbitant bonuses in the face of shareholder backlash, but still several hundred times more than what some of EA’s lowest-paid employees make during this time of record inflation. “For fiscal year 2022, the annual total compensation of our ...

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    9. Why The Pushback On ESG Is Good For ESG

      Why The Pushback On ESG Is Good For ESG

      Recent pushback on ESG is a sign that it is evolving, with stakeholders taking steps to make ESG efforts more consistently tangible, meaningful and measurable. Calling out misinformed approaches helps make the case for proper design and action. Many business leaders are using the critique of ESG programs to analyze their current approach and rethink their strategies to create more value and impact...

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      Mentions: ESG Stakeholders
    10. Policy Insights on Executive Compensation

      Policy Insights on Executive Compensation

      Executive compensation is one of the fundamental principles of Vanguard’s Investment Stewardship program. We believe that well-structured, transparent, performance-linked executive compensation policies and practices are fundamental drivers of sustainable, long-term value. We encourage portfolio companies to adopt pay plans that incentivize outperformance versus industry peers over the long term, aligning executive compensation outcomes with shareholder outcomes...

       

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