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    1. Everyone’s a ‘Teams’ Player, But Don’t Drop the Ball on Governance

      Everyone’s a ‘Teams’ Player, But Don’t Drop the Ball on Governance

      Communication platforms like Microsoft Teams have quickly become indispensable during the pandemic. FTI Consulting technology specialists Tim Anderson and Chris Zohlen say this rapid adoption has left little room for legal and compliance considerations or governance controls and offer questions counsel should ask to prevent future headaches...

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    2. Activist Investors Promise to Make Life Hell for Japan's CEOs

      Activist Investors Promise to Make Life Hell for Japan's CEOs

      Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo. Some Japanese CEOs saw a silver lining in the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. The pandemic's impact on revenues, profits and cash, they saw with relief, would make it hard for their troublesome activist shareholders to lodge their usual demands for higher dividends and share buybacks at the June annual general meetings and beyond...

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    3. More Investors Want Executive Pay Tied to ESG

      More Investors Want Executive Pay Tied to ESG

      More than two thirds of investors want executive pay tied to ESG initiatives, a move that would pressure boards to achieve social and other key targets, according to the global Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors. Sixty-nine percent of stakeholders say they want to see a link between remuneration and ESG, a 17-point jump over 2019...

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    4. SEC Whistleblower Program Firing on all Cylinders

      SEC Whistleblower Program Firing on all Cylinders

      The FY 2020 report of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower reveals that the SEC whistleblower program is firing on all cylinders. Enforcement actions from whistleblower tips have resulted in orders for more than $2.7 billion in monetary sanctions, including more than $1.5 billion in disgorgement of which almost $850 million has been, or is scheduled to be, returned to harmed investors...

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    5. Sustainable Investing: ESG Investing Now Accounts for One-Third of Total U.S. Assets Under Management

      Sustainable Investing: ESG Investing Now Accounts for One-Third of Total U.S. Assets Under Management

      Money managers who use environmental, social and governance factors in their investment analysis say climate change continues to be their top concern and the leading criteria as they put money to work. The amount of professional money managed using all three ESG criteria rose sharply, according to a group that measures this type of investment, and now represents 33% of the $51.4 trillion in total U.S. assets under professional management...

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    6. ANALYSIS: Are Covid-Era Governance Challenges Here to Stay?

      ANALYSIS: Are Covid-Era Governance Challenges Here to Stay?

      Businesses will continue to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic throughout 2021, in both the marketplace and the boardroom. Measures companies took in response to the crisis, such as the use of remote director meetings and virtual annual shareholder meetings, will likely remain part of the governance landscape through 2021...

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    7. Shareholders’ Rights & Shareholder Activism 2020

      Shareholders’ Rights & Shareholder Activism 2020

      As life dramatically changed in 2020, so did shareholder rights. In the United States, we witnessed a dramatic and substantial change to how companies conduct annual meetings, a reignited debate on the purpose of the corporation, new defensive strategies for companies, as well as a reshaping of the shareholder activist model, as some activists adopted tactics historically associated with private equity. Below we note some of the major developments that took place over the past year...

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    8. ESG Management and Board Accountability

      ESG Management and Board Accountability

      In the world of corporate governance and proxy voting, 2020 has been a remarkable year, not only because annual general meetings took place in the midst of a global pandemic that forced the abrupt transition to a virtual proxy season, but also because this year marked the beginning of the new decade at a time when companies and investors experience a major shift in how they engage on the topic of corporate governance...

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    9. Wall Street Knows Who It Doesn’t Want at SEC: Gensler or Bharara

      Wall Street Knows Who It Doesn’t Want at SEC: Gensler or Bharara

      Joe Biden’s presidential transition has barely started but already banks and investment firms are anxious about two names they fear are in the running to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The uneasiness started late last week, when news broke that Gary Gensler -- a scourge of Wall Street when he led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission -- had been tapped to examine financial regulators for the president-elect...

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    10. Talking The Talk Versus Walking The Walk: Shareholder Suits Aim To Push Board Diversity And Punish Companies Supposedly Failing To Make Meaningful Change

      Talking The Talk Versus Walking The Walk: Shareholder Suits Aim To Push Board Diversity And Punish Companies Supposedly Failing To Make Meaningful Change

      A lot of attention has been paid to board diversity – or lack thereof – in recent months. California enacted AB-979, which expanded upon California’s earlier gender diversity law and requires boards to make strides in other types of diversity, including racial and ethnic minorities...

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