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    1. Goldman’s Nod to Diversity Draws Some Criticism

      Goldman’s Nod to Diversity Draws Some Criticism

      Might the investment bank's new policy to avoid IPOs of companies without at least one diverse board member not be quite as good as it looks? David McCann Goldman Sachs has gotten plenty of ink since last week, after CEO David Solomon said in Davos, Switzerland, that the investment bank won’t take a company public unless it has at least one woman or person of color on its board of directors. Most of the ink was positive . But there were exceptions that provided food for thought...

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    2. Tax on Nonprofits Could Snare Companies, Too

      Tax on Nonprofits Could Snare Companies, Too

      Tax on Nonprofits Could Snare Companies, Too A new excise tax on executive pay at tax-exempt entities may also apply to their affiliated for-profit companies, IRS guidance suggests. David McCann Companies with affiliated tax-exempt entities could find themselves surprised to be on the hook for a new tax, in light of interim guidance recently released by the Internal Revenue Service.

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    3. Boards Sharpen Focus on Social Issues

      Boards Sharpen Focus on Social Issues

      Directors increasingly see matters such as resource scarcity, human rights, and income inequality as important components of strategy discussions. Please enter your email address * Subject * Comments * While the population grows ever-more polarized around social issues, corporate boards of directors don’t necessarily need to consider them. Increasingly, though, they are doing so...

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    4. IRS Guidance on Exec Comp Changes Falls Short

      IRS Guidance on Exec Comp Changes Falls Short

      However, the guidance “doesn’t really address a lot of the meaty issues,” says Andrew Liazos, leader of the executive compensation group for law firm McDermott Will & Emery. It’s expected that regulations eventually will be proposed to fill the gaps, but “that will take awhile,” laments Liazos, who posted a summary analysis of the guidance on Thursday...

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    5. Directorship Gains and Pains

      Directorship Gains and Pains

      Governance Directorship Gains and Pains CFOs who hold external board positions swear by the benefits, but the majority who don’t have good reasons for shying away. Please enter your email address * Subject * Comments * Running finance at a large, publicly traded company is, of course, a big job with long hours and little downtime. So why would a CFO want to expend time and energy serving on the board of another company?...

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