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Source: The Week
For publicly owned corporations, we don't have the family dynamic to turn to. But we have other options for getting people to behave themselves
May 14, 2015 Battery Wars: Is Tesla Setting Up A House Of Cards?Source: Forbes
Is Tesla’s new battery storage product the ‘holy grail’ needed to integrate renewable energy and improve the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the electricity grid? It doesn’t look that way. In fact, it may be a second...
Source: The Atlantic
Men dominate the upper echelons of the business world: Women hold only 15 percent of seats on the boards of the S&P 1500, up a mere 3.7 percent over the last seven years. There are more directors with the first names James,...
Warren Buffett’s annual meeting Saturday will draw tens of thousands of investors seeking insight on his Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the economy and topics from ketchup to geopolitics. Here are a dozen names they’ll be listening for...
May 1, 2015 Executive Pay GluttonySource: Bloomberg
Executive compensation is in the news again as the Securities and Exchange Commission gets ready to issue new guidelines on pay disclosures. As mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the new rules are supposed to provide “greater...
April 30, 2015 When Investing, Seek Out CEOs Who Are All InSource: Forbes
Every CEO, of course, holds some equity in his or her company. It’s often equity that was granted as opposed to an actual investment, though. Our clients want companies where the boss has pushed all in, where his or her wealth is...
Sir, In Europe we have an understanding that diversity in corporate governance models is important for our companies. This understanding is challenged by the European Commission’s proposal to revise the Shareholder Rights...
April 23, 2015 Shareholder Engagement On Executive Compensation A Primer On The Why, When, Who And HowSource: Value Walk
As the 2015 proxy season enters the final stretch and shareholder votes are tabulated, calendar year public companies will be analyzing their Say-on-Pay outcome, lessons learned and next steps. While solid design and...
April 23, 2015 Getting the Politics Out of Proxy SeasonSource: Wall Street Journal
On April 14 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned a lower court’s injunction that would have required Wal-Mart to include on its proxy statement a shareholder resolution challenging the retailer’s sale of...
April 13, 2015 Why C.E.O. Pay Reform FailedSource: The New Yorker
This power, known as “say-on-pay,” became law in 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank bill. In the wake of the financial crisis, which amplified anger about exorbitant C.E.O. salaries, reformers looking for ways to rein in the...
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