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    1. Rethinking Stakeholder Engagement for the New Millennium

      Rethinking Stakeholder Engagement for the New Millennium

      What does stakeholder engagement mean in the 21 st century? How has the topic gained such traction over the past few years? What is the role of the compliance professional in stakeholder engagement? How does increased stakeholder engagement help to make companies stronger, more efficient and, most critically, more profitable?..

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    2. There are 3 Reasons Why an Activist Investor Could Be interested in Lowe's

      There are 3 Reasons Why an Activist Investor Could Be interested in Lowe's
      • News that activist investor D.E. Shaw wants a potentially larger stake in Lowe's has caused its shares to climb.
      • Seth Sigman, an analyst at Credit Suisse, sees additional upside for the home retailer, as there are three things that make the company attractive.
      • Relative to its rival Home Depot, Sigman sees Lowe's as being a formidable investment opportunity...
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    3. Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Raymond James Advice for Small to Mid-Sized Companies About Activist Shareholders? Prepare and Listen

      Shareholder fights between activist investors and publicly traded companies are getting nastier, especially in some industries, and a lot of them don’t involve corporate giants like General Motors and Procter & Gamble. In 2015, according to Raymond James, 208 activist campaigns were launched against 169 companies valued between $50 million and $1 billion. Since 2009, the number of campaigns against companies that size has grown 163 percent...

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    4. Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Why Amber Tamblyn's Plea To Disney To Add Women Of Color To Their Board Is Crucial

      Actor, director , and writer Amber Tamblyn has established herself as an activist and face of the Times Up movement, first with her open letter to James Woods, followed by a powerful op/ed in The New York Times. Her Twitter feed is a tireless thread of support for the women who have spoken out against ...

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    5. Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017 Markets Motley Fool You know you're having a bad year when your management team has to spend months beating back an activist investor attack on your business strategy. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) narrowly won that particular battle in 2017. But the consumer products giant can't relax just yet. After all, the key shareholder complaints that fed the challenge -- and led to a shakeup on its board of directors -- are still present...

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    6. Wells Fargo Still Can’t Quite Seem to Fix Its Wagon

      Wells Fargo Still Can’t Quite Seem to Fix Its Wagon

      Waiting for another sign that Wells Fargo & Co. has turned a corner? Its fourth-quarter earnings, released Friday, provided differing levels of validation for investors who had sent the stock flying to a record earlier this week.

      For the first time since the GOP tax bill was passed last month, Wells Fargo detailed its impact...

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    7. Time to Revisit Executive Compensation Arrangements in Light of Recent Tax Reform

      Time to Revisit Executive Compensation Arrangements in Light of Recent Tax Reform

      The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) signed into law on December 22, 2017, will significantly impact many public company executive compensation plans and arrangements. Companies should take this opportunity to revisit their overall compensation design and consider whether changes are appropriate to enhance flexibility and/or better align compensation design with the company’s business objectives...

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    8. No, Amazon Is Not Buying Target, Kohl's, or Any Other Retailer

      No, Amazon Is Not Buying Target, Kohl's, or Any Other Retailer

      Amazon.com 's (NASDAQ: AMZN) $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market shook up the retail sector, stunning investors and sending supermarket stocks plunging. Indeed, it was a surprising move and indicated a new direction for Amazon, but the worst lesson investors seemed to take from the deal is that it immediately conveyed value on all other brick-and-mortar retailers as if they could be the next targets of Amazon...

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    9. What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Executive Compensation

      What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Executive Compensation

      The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been passed by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Trump. Although the final bill did not include a repeal of Code Section 409A, the complex regulatory scheme governing the taxation of deferred compensation, it may still have a significant impact on the current compensation practices of public and tax-exempt employers...

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    10. Queen Bees: Do Women Hinder the Progress of Other Women?

      Queen Bees: Do Women Hinder the Progress of Other Women?

      Image copyright Getty Images "Women leaders are role models and mentors to other women and girls." That was the claim made in a recent Deloitte study looking at the number of women in leadership roles around the world. But what if the opposite was true? Instead of acting as mentors could successful female bosses be pulling up the ladder behind them because they perceive other women as a threat? This is the theory known as queen bee syndrome.

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    11. Broadcom, AT&T and Disney Will Definitely Bring Deal Drama in 2018

      Broadcom, AT&T and Disney Will Definitely Bring Deal Drama in 2018

      Even though 2018 has just begun, deal drama is already running high. Broadcom Inc. ( AVGO ) is attempting to replace the board of Qualcomm Inc. ( QCOM ) in a hostile takeover attempt , while the trial for the Department of Justice's lawsuit blocking AT&T Inc.'s ( T ) merger with Time Warner Inc. ( TWX ) will gets under way in the coming months.

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    12. Dear Herbalife Board Of Directors: As 2017 Comes To A Close, There Are Still Problems...

      Dear Herbalife Board Of Directors: As 2017 Comes To A Close, There Are Still Problems...

      For more than a year, Herbalife has been telling investors and regulators that it is compliant with an FTC Consent Order. Our research has turned up problems with nearly every aspect of Herbalife's US business post-settlement: Training events, fitness transformations, Nutrition Clubs, Documented Sales, ...

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    13. Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks

      Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks

      Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital succeeded last year in getting two directors installed onto the board of Benchmark Electronics Inc. ( BHE ) as part of a campaign targeting reforms to the company's working capital management and capital allocation plans. Afterwards, the company installed a new CEO . Its share price has mostly been on an upward trajectory since, trading recently around $30 a share...

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