SEC’s Next Proxy Process Roundtable This Fall
August 08 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (1)
The SEC is hosting another roundtable on proxy voting this fall. Potential topics for consideration are the voting process, retail shareholder participation, shareholder proposals, proxy advisory firms, and technology and innovation.
Q&A with Myron Steele: Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Perspective on the Job of a Corporate Director
August 01 | Chief Justice Myron Steele, Partner, Potter Anderson Corroon LLP | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Myron Steele discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. He touches on topics like the influence of Delaware law and shareholder engagement on the role of the corporate director.
Q&A with Charles Elson: Weinberg Center Chair’s Perspective on the Job of a Corporate Director
July 30 | Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business & Economics | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Charles Elson discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as The University of Delaware Center for Corporate Governance's Chair. He touches on topics like the influence of Delaware law and management engagement on the role of corporate directors.
The Evolving Limits of Director Oversight
July 25 | Pamela Tikellis, Founding Partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Retired), Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Director oversight is changing as new crises like data breaches and toxic workplace problems emerge. Shareholders are demanding focused risk management from their board of directors. As a result, boards are now looking for ways to improve meaningful oversight.
Institutional Investor Engagement: One Size Does Not Fit All
July 18 | Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (1)
Companies should now consider using engagement models dependent on investor preferences. An ESG-centric paradigm is being challenged by portfolio-management-centric engagement.
July 11 | Deborah Midanek Bailey, Founder and President, Solon Group Inc. | Comments (0)
In this piece, corporate culture is defined as an intangible asset driving company value. A culture of trust and support is found to be the best way to foster success in the workplace. To create this environment, boards and executives must focus on engagement, financial success, recruiting, and retention.
Podcast on Social Purpose: The Conference Board’s Executives and Members Opine
July 03 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
The Bottom Line, a podcast on social progress, spoke to thought leaders associated with The Conference Board on the letter that BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wrote calling for companies to positively contribute to society.
Dual Class Share Voting versus the “Empty Voting” of Mutual Fund Advisors’
July 02 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
Why voting in dual class shares is a value maximizing result, but empty voting has become a systemic risk. Mutual fund advisors have a lack of economic interest, despite having the voting rights to the associated securities.
Sustainability in the mainstream: Investors ESG interaction with companies
July 02 | Anuj Saush, Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Increasing recognition of the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities on portfolio value is driving institutional investors engagement with companies on ESG.