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Director Accountability a Top Priority for BlackRock

By Nikitha Sattiraju
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Published: November 23rd, 2020
Holding directors accountable is an important tool in BlackRock's arsenal to impact corporate responsibility, said Ray Cameron, head of investment stewardship for the Americas at the firm, during a keynote interview at The Deal's Corporate Governance 2020 virtual event.
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Administration Shift May Produce Greener SEC

By Tom Terrarosa
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Published: November 23rd, 2020
Experts were cautiously optimistic during a panel at The Deal's Corporate Governance 2020 virtual event that the SEC could move to form a standardized disclosure ruling on climate change once President-elect Biden is able to appoint an SEC chair.
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Activist Investing Today: Zacchei Eyes Post-Election Activism, and more

By Ronald Orol
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Published: October 22nd, 2020
Sloane’s Dan Zacchei explains why activism can be compared to pro sports in the context of the pandemic, how PE and activists are teaming up and what to expect in the industry post-election on the latest episode of Activist Investing Today.
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Activist Investing Today: Coffee Weighs DOL Rules Impact on ESG

By Ronald Orol
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Published: October 7th, 2020
Columbia Law School professor John Coffee talks about why he thinks a new Labor Department proposal represents a rifle shot against environmental, social and governance investing, during the latest episode of the Activist Investing Today podcast.
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Elliott Puts More Stress on ESG

By Nikitha Sattiraju
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Published: September 28th, 2020
While Elliott will never be an ESG fund, it's paying more attention to ESG considerations in all of its investments, according to Christine O'Brien, head of investment stewardship at the firm.
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Webcast: Diversity a Must for Effective Corporate Governance

By Nikitha Sattiraju
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Published: September 14th, 2020
Corporate boards need to go beyond superficial diversity and simply counting the number of women or people of color if they want to ensure effective corporate governance, according to a panel hosted by The Deal and Cozen O'Connor.
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Activist Investing Today: Columbia’s Ogawa on Abe, Toshiba

By Ronald Orol
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Published: September 9th, 2020
The director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School says it will take some time to determine the legacy of outgoing Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on governance and corporate stewardship.
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TDE Middle Market: Pro-ESG Doesn't Mean Anti-Profits

By Nikitha Sattiraju
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Published: July 31st, 2020
ESG investing is less about checking boxes to screen companies and more about engaging them on sustainability goals to drive long-term growth and returns to investors, a panel of ESG investors said at The Deal Economy: Middle Market Week.