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    1. Activist Shareholder Stirs up US Cable Business

      Activist Shareholder Stirs up US Cable Business

      Comcast Corp.'s stock performance amid the coronavirus pandemic is a tale of two diverging business segments, a dilemma that has attracted the attention of activist investor Trian Fund Management LP. The hedge fund, which describes itself as "a highly engaged shareowner," bought up 20 million shares of Comcast, the largest U.S. cable operator. A Trian spokesperson said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued...

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    2. What Counts as a “Perk” During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

      What Counts as a “Perk” During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

      Companies have offered benefits to employees, including executive officers, to enable them to continue their work and otherwise to make their lives easier during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the SEC has released additional guidance as to when these benefits constitute perquisites or personal benefits that should be included in executive compensation for proxy disclosure purposes...

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    3. Is Your Board Gender Diverse Yet? Washington Public Companies Reminded of Upcoming Board Diversity Requirement

      Is Your Board Gender Diverse Yet? Washington Public Companies Reminded of Upcoming Board Diversity Requirement

      When the Women on Corporate Boards Act (Section 1 of Substitute Senate Bill 6037) became effective on June 11, 2020, Washington became the second state (after California) to affirmatively address gender diversity on public company boards of directors in its corporate statute...

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    4. SEC Proxy Voting Rule Changes Could Weaken Minority Shareholder Influence

      SEC Proxy Voting Rule Changes Could Weaken Minority Shareholder Influence

      The proxy process sounded an alarm on working conditions in the meatpacking industry. , Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the SEC was scheduled to hold an open meeting to decide whether to adopt new shareholder resolution filing rules. Late on Tuesday it abruptly, and with no further explanation, postponed the final decision by a week...

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    5. Navigating The Future With Corporate Stewardship, Sustainability And Governance

      Navigating The Future With Corporate Stewardship, Sustainability And Governance

      COVID-19 is proof that pandemics are a real and catastrophic risk for global economies and businesses. This crisis has shown that many businesses are under prepared for such global-scale disruptions, with those that lack agility and resilience most impacted. As businesses prepare for future systemic risks, they can no longer ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues...

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    6. Do You Know Why Your Company Needs a Chief Diversity Officer?

      Do You Know Why Your Company Needs a Chief Diversity Officer?

      With the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, followed by months of Black Lives Matter protests, through to the shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23, leaders in the United States and around the world have finally begun to recognize the racial inequities embedded deep in the systems in which we operate each day: neighborhoods, schools, stores, banks, courts...

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    7. Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2020 Proxy Season: Glimmers of Hope for Board Analyses, Limits on Micromanagement

      Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2020 Proxy Season: Glimmers of Hope for Board Analyses, Limits on Micromanagement

      In October 2019, for the third consecutive year, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance concerning companies’ ability to exclude shareholder proposals from their proxy statements by addressing the significance of a proposal through a board analysis. That guidance also discussed the ability to exclude proposals on the basis of micromanagement...

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