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    1. Activists Lay Down Their Arms as Companies Cope With Coronavirus Spread

      Activists Lay Down Their Arms as Companies Cope With Coronavirus Spread

      Being a shareholder activist investor isn't such a good look right now. Executives are struggling to keep their companies afloat and their workers employed as the coronavirus spreads, and activists' demands in many cases seem less pertinent than they did just a few weeks ago. That's led many of the investors to walk away from campaigns or settle them early...

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    2. Pandemics, Preparedness And Corporate Governance: Boards Should Anticipate ‘The Blame Game’

      Pandemics, Preparedness And Corporate Governance: Boards Should Anticipate ‘The Blame Game’

      There’s a lot of discussion these days about preparedness. Preparedness for the pandemic, preparedness for the recession, preparedness for the unknown and the unthinkable. And there’s a lot of discussion about blame as well. They should have seen it coming, they should have seen the signs, they should have had a plan...

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    3. United States: COVID-19 Pandemic: Governance And Disclosure Considerations For Public Companies

      United States: COVID-19 Pandemic: Governance And Disclosure Considerations For Public Companies

      The COVID-19 outbreak – now officially categorized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic – has quickly developed into a historic public health crisis. As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and companies take action to address the impacts of the pandemic on their businesses...

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    4. Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      It's hardly a new complaint. Indeed, the headlines raging against shockingly big paychecks collected by United States CEOs have been regularly recirculated for years. This time, though, against a backdrop of consumers' concern over online privacy and frustration over lingering inequality, efforts from Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) shareholders have finally struck a receptive nerve that will incite actual change in how corporate chiefs are compensated. AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders may be ready to jump on the bandwagon, too, after learning its CEO John Stankey received a 36% raise last year despite a string of ...

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    5. Friend or Foe? The Convergence of Private Equity and Shareholder Activism

      Friend or Foe? The Convergence of Private Equity and Shareholder Activism

      The lines between shareholder activist strategies and traditional private equity strategies are starting to become blurred.

      Historically, private equity firms have adhered to the “rules of the road” set out by companies looking to explore strategic alternatives or realise monetisation events for their equity holders...

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    6. Key Issues for Directors Relating to COVID-19

      Key Issues for Directors Relating to COVID-19

      As the world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, directors on corporate boards play a vital role in navigating the path forward. Key issues facing corporate directors include:

      1. Maintaining close contact with the CEO and working with management to ensure the safety and well-being of the company’s employees and other stakeholders as well as the public at large...
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    7. Boards Are More Likely to Review Temporary Succession Plan Amid Pandemic

      Boards Are More Likely to Review Temporary Succession Plan Amid Pandemic

      Temporary succession planning could become a more pressing issue in the coming weeks, as companies prepare for the possibility of executive absences related to the coronavirus pandemic, governance experts say. Finance chiefs, long seen as a steady hand within an organization, are likely contenders to temporarily fill a chief executive or chairman post if needed...

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    8. Continued Evolution Of Whistleblower Law

      Continued Evolution Of Whistleblower Law

      Last fall, Senators Chuck Grassley, Tammy Baldwin, Joni Ernst, and Dick Durbin introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act , which protects financial whistleblowers who report internally from retaliation. This law mirrors the Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019 which passed in the House of Representatives last spring...

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    9. Facebook Just Named Two Women to its Board as it Seeks Gender Parity — Here are 13 Tech Companies That Have Recently Diversified Their Boardrooms

      Facebook Just Named Two Women to its Board as it Seeks Gender Parity — Here are 13 Tech Companies That Have Recently Diversified Their Boardrooms

      Facebook went public with an all-male board, but nearly achieved gender parity last week when it added two women directors . The announcement came as companies face growing pressure from employees, customers, investors, and lawmakers to increase diversity within their ranks, especially among upper leadership. While the tech industry has moved slow so far, companies like Alphabet, Amazon, Airbnb, and HP are at least making some progress in the boardroom...

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    10. Newell Brands' Turnaround Efforts Falling Short

      Newell Brands' Turnaround Efforts Falling Short

      The company's recovery faces major challenges in the face of intense competition. Lawrence Rothman, CFA Mar 15, 2020 at 3:11PM Newell Brands ( NASDAQ:NWL ) has had a rough few years with shareholders suffering the consequences. The stock is trading at just one-quarter of its value from three years ago. This comes after Newell completed an ill-advised $13 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Jarden in 2016. Data by YCharts ...

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