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.
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.
Companies that were unprepared for the coronavirus due to too-cozy relationships between board and management could become the next targets, panelists said during an activist webcast, part of The Deal Economy: Middle Market Week.
The activist short seller behind Spruce Point Capital offers a behind-the-scenes look at two campaigns and his investigative approach to companies, which includes running background checks on executives and directors as well as working with private investigators.
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