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    1. Recent Claims SPAC Board Structures are a “Conflict-Laden” Invitation to Fiduciary Misconduct

      Recent Claims SPAC Board Structures are a “Conflict-Laden” Invitation to Fiduciary Misconduct

      Without a doubt, the trendiest transactions on Wall Street during 2020 and the first half of 2021 were the formation of special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs) and the follow-on mergers (known as “De-SPAC” transactions) that enable private companies to achieve public company status without the rigors, risks and expenses associated with traditional IPOs...

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    2. Commentary: Can CEOs and Top Executives be Counted on to Uphold Corporate Responsibility?

      Commentary: Can CEOs and Top Executives be Counted on to Uphold Corporate Responsibility?

      ExxonMobil recently announced a five-year plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is pumping out ads proclaiming its commitment to a green future. Tobacco giant Philip Morris is touting its plans to help smokers quit. Facebook is calling for new internet regulations. And these moves come less than two years after the Business Roundtable, representing the CEOs of America’s largest corporations, issued a statement calling for business to serve all stakeholders...

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    3. Tech Companies Made Big Pledges to Fight Racism Last Year — Here's How They're Doing So Far

      Tech Companies Made Big Pledges to Fight Racism Last Year — Here's How They're Doing So Far

      Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here's how they're doing so far - Last June, tech companies made countless commitments to promote racial justice in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd. - One year after those initial statements, many tech companies say they have met some of their initial goals while promising to expand their commitments to diversity and inclusion efforts and racial justice causes...

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    4. New Blood at Wall Street's Old Guard Rattles Corporate America

      New Blood at Wall Street's Old Guard Rattles Corporate America

      (Reuters) - A new generation of executives at the world's biggest asset managers is helping drive an uprising against Corporate America that environmental and social justice activists have long campaigned for. The big mutual fund firms, whose stock holdings amount to trillions of dollars, used to be loyal members of the corporate establishment...

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    5. Laws Requiring Board Diversity Are Becoming More Common. Here’s What to Know.

      Laws Requiring Board Diversity Are Becoming More Common. Here’s What to Know.

      How Is the Pandemic Affecting Antitrust Enforcement? Deals will be ramping up again soon. Companies shouldn’t expect a free pass from regulators. As with other ESG issues such as climate change, McCareins predicts that scrutiny over board diversity from a range of stakeholders will only increase over time...

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    6. Why Board Directors And CEO’s Need To Learn AI Knowledge Foundations

      Why Board Directors And CEO’s Need To Learn AI Knowledge Foundations

      In my last blog on board director and CEO leadership needs, I identified a series of AI leadership questions to advance AI successfully and introduced basic AI concepts such as defining basic terms like: AI, algorithm, AI model. I also described different AI model methods like: unsupervised learning versus supervised learning to provide some foundational concepts that every board director or CEO should understand...

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    7. Memo to Corporate Directors: Three Lessons from the Exxon-Mobil Activist Victory

      Memo to Corporate Directors: Three Lessons from the Exxon-Mobil Activist Victory

      Exxon-Mobil spent $35 million, added new directors, and made promises to do better, all in an effort to defeat the dissident slate nominated by activist fund Engine No. 1. It failed, and, at this writing, Exxon-Mobil has lost at least two seats on the board of directors and votes for two others were still being calculated...

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    8. Shareholder Activism and ESG: What Comes Next, and How to Prepare

      Shareholder Activism and ESG: What Comes Next, and How to Prepare

      The recent successes of shareholder activists against Big Oil [1] this proxy season are one of many signs of mounting and effective pressure from investors on public companies to enhance their performance and disclosures on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. As ESG rises in prominence among investors, activist shareholders have at their fingertips new and potent themes from ESG’s repertoire of concepts and criteria to use in campaigns to change control and strategy at companies...

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