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    1. Was Milton Friedman Right about Shareholder Capitalism?

      Was Milton Friedman Right about Shareholder Capitalism?

      Adding fuel to the debate, the U.S. Business Roundtable appears to have retreated from its earlier shareholder capitalism stance by issuing a statement about a year ago that embraced the idea that corporations and their managements have a responsibility to a broader group of stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and workers...

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    2. Will Nasdaq’s Diversity Rules Harm Investors?

      Will Nasdaq’s Diversity Rules Harm Investors?

      In December 2020, Nasdaq asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve new diversity rules. The aim is for Nasdaq-listed firms to have at least one director self-identifying as female and another self-identifying as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+. To avoid forced delisting, a firm must “diversify or explain”: either have two such diverse directors, or say why it does not. Nasdaq also wants firms to disclose every director’s self-identified race, gender, and LGBTQ+ status...

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    3. Directors’ Career Concerns: Evidence from Proxy Contests and Board Interlocks

      Directors’ Career Concerns: Evidence from Proxy Contests and Board Interlocks

      Directors’ Career Concerns: Evidence from Proxy Contests and Board Interlocks Posted by Shuran Zhang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), on Monday, March 29, 2021 More from: Shuran Zhang Shuran Zhang is Assistant Professor of Finance at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. her recent paper . Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Does Shareholder Proxy Access Improve Firm Value?...

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    4. SEC Announces It Will Aggressively Scrutinize Issuer’s Climate Change Disclosure

      SEC Announces It Will Aggressively Scrutinize Issuer’s Climate Change Disclosure

      On March 3, 2021, the SEC’s Division of Examinations released its 2021 Examination Priorities (“Exam Priorities”). While the Exam Priorities address the Division of Examinations’ focus for all of the SEC’s registrants, certain focus areas will be of particular interest to private fund managers...

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    5. Evaluating Executive Compensation in Times of Crisis

      Evaluating Executive Compensation in Times of Crisis

      Evaluating Executive Compensation in Times of Crisis Posted by John Galloway, Vanguard, Inc., on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 John Galloway is global head of investment stewardship at Vanguard, Inc. publication by Vanguard Investment Stewardship. Our philosophy hasn’t changed In our last Insights on compensation, we shared key considerations for well-structured executive compensation plans that could withstand the most challenging market and economic conditions, including a pandemic...

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    6. 2020 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      2020 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      Our first Say on Pay and Proxy Results report of the 2020 proxy season included four predictions for voting trends. At that time, it was difficult to estimate the impact that COVID-19 would have on 2020 corporate performance and compensation programs (and significant uncertainty still exists). Compensation-related actions in response to COVID-19 will be a major discussion point in CD&As and proxy advisor reviews that are released in early 2021. Below are the trends we observed through the 2020 proxy season...

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    7. Top Governance & Stewardship Issues in 2021

      Top Governance & Stewardship Issues in 2021

      Top Governance & Stewardship Issues in 2021 Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., on Thursday, March 11, 2021 an article by the ISS Global Governance Research Team, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. Key Takeaways Protests in 2020 that swept across the US have cast a spotlight on levels of racial and ethnic diversity of corporate directors, C-suite executives and corporate workforces...

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