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    1. An Early Look at 2019 US Shareholder Proposals

      An Early Look at 2019 US Shareholder Proposals

      In the U.S., shareholder proposal filings have historically played an important role in advancing corporate governance and in highlighting key risks related to environmental and social issues. Some of the major shifts in governance practices during the past two decades—including the annual elections of directors, the adoption of majority vote standard for director elections, and the adoption of proxy access among large firms—were largely prompted by shareholder resolution campaigns. Shareholder proposals have also served as a driving force for greater corporate awareness of environmental and social risks, such as climate change risk management, diversity and inclusion in ...

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      Mentions: SEC Alphabet Disney
    2. Whistleblowers Promise to Make 2019 a Year of Reckoning in the Workplace

      Whistleblowers Promise to Make 2019 a Year of Reckoning in the Workplace

      If 2018 was the year of truth-telling, 2019 will be the year of reckoning. We closed out 2018 with the U.S. workplace situated squarely in the eye of a storm, a time of relative calm after the first torrent and ahead of the inevitable next wave. #MeToo shed light on a workplace full of predation, emboldening victims to finally speak out with less fear of reprisal because they were sheltered, in part, by the numbers. In the light, the details of assaults were as heartbreaking as their scale...

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank Ethics SEC
    3. Activist Investors Force Change In The Oil Industry

      Activist Investors Force Change In The Oil Industry

      The oil industry is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. Investors are growing impatient with even the largest oil companies, as the FT reported. In the short run, low oil prices, and the threat of higher U.S. shale supply, completely saps investor enthusiasm around the oil industry. But in the long-term, the prospect of peak oil demand is an even larger problem...

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    4. 3 Unanswered Questions From Lyft's Long-Awaited IPO Filing

      3 Unanswered Questions From Lyft's Long-Awaited IPO Filing
      • Lyft on Friday publicly filed its paperwork for an initial public offering.
      • The documents provided the first look at important details about Lyft's business.
      • But Lyft didn't offer answers to some of the most important questions that could affect its IPO and future.

      The paperwork Lyft filed Friday for its initial public offering gave us important new details about the company.

      But it also left unanswered some crucial questions...

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    5. Trends in Shareholder Activism

      Trends in Shareholder Activism

      A brief glance at activism in 2018 shows that, after a brief dip in 2017, things are back on track. The number of companies publicly targeted hit record highs in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, and the U.K. Non-U.S. targets made up a record haul of 47%, passing 400 for the first time. Prior to the end-of-year volatility, high valuations in U.S. markets and disruptive forces elsewhere clearly had an impact—as well as swelling activity in Australian and Canadian basic materials industries, only 53% of companies targeted in the Brexit-hit U.K. were targeted by ...

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    6. Is Elon Musk's Clash With the SEC a Big Deal for Tesla Stock? It Doesn't Seem That Way.

      Is Elon Musk's Clash With the SEC a Big Deal for Tesla Stock? It Doesn't Seem That Way.

      The sobering testimony of chief U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer before the House Ways and Means Committee today left investors cold.

      On the U.S.-China trade negotiations, Lighthizer said that much still needed to be done before an agreement between the world's two biggest economies could be reached. He also said much more would need to be done after any deal was signed...

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      Mentions: Investors SEC Twitter
    7. 2019 Proxy Season Preview

      2019 Proxy Season Preview

      Institutional investors tell us they want boards to help set the tone at the top for diversity and culture and better articulate how the company is investing in talent and transformation. They want to understand how companies are integrating business-relevant environmental and social considerations into a sustainable strategy that creates long-term value for a wide range of stakeholders. And they want to know how the board is overseeing emerging threats and opportunities amid continued market volatility and evolving risks...

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    8. Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Tesla's board is still failing to monitor Elon Musk's tweets. Musk tweeted a false production target for Tesla this week, then took hours to correct himself. Even after he did, he left the misleading tweet online. The incident could get the company and Musk in trouble again with the SEC, which specifically ordered Tesla to oversee his investor communications on Twitter and elsewhere...

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      Mentions: SEC Twitter Tesla
    9. The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance

      The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance
      • Check out which 25 CEOs on the S&P 500 earn a salary that's higher than expected, given shareholder return.
      • The list appears in a report from As You Sow, a nonprofit focused on shareholder advocacy.
      • As You Sow also calculated the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay.
      • Ronald F. Clarke, CEO of Fleetcor Technologies Inc., took the top spot: He makes about $53 million a year, which means he's overpaid by 263%.

      Most CEOs make a lot of money. No surprise there...

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      Mentions: Disney Oracle AMP
    10. Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Recent shareholder suits show there is a heightened scrutiny of routine proxy disclosures in order to challenge non-employee director compensation. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are focusing on non-employee director compensation and compensation plans, particularly in comparison to peer companies – a trend that was expected following the late-2017 Delaware Supreme Court decision in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation. Two cases asserting allegations...

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    11. Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Condiments company Just Inc. has rustled up some interesting corporate sagas. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer When you think about it, there’s an intriguing duality to naming your company Just Inc. Sure, the moniker implies simplicity and virtue—a belief that only fundamental ingredients are needed in products and in commerce—but there’s also an evasiveness to it...

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    12. Family-Owned Businesses Show Greater Technology Focus But Lack Gender Diversity at Board Level

      Family-Owned Businesses Show Greater Technology Focus But Lack Gender Diversity at Board Level

      The total revenue generated by the world's 500 largest family businesses grew by 9.9% in the past 24 months, while the number of family businesses from technology-enabled industries increased significantly in their representation in the index over the same period, from 28% in 2017 to 38% in this year's Index...

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