Poor governance and issues with executive compensation aren't enough to warrant credible activist involvement on their own, but they can serve as a lever for shareholders that have broader outcomes in mind, says Shane Goodwin, the chief of the Applied Corporate Governance Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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