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    1. Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Tesla's board is still failing to monitor Elon Musk's tweets. Musk tweeted a false production target for Tesla this week, then took hours to correct himself. Even after he did, he left the misleading tweet online. The incident could get the company and Musk in trouble again with the SEC, which specifically ordered Tesla to oversee his investor communications on Twitter and elsewhere...

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      Mentions: SEC Twitter Tesla
    2. The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance

      The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance
      • Check out which 25 CEOs on the S&P 500 earn a salary that's higher than expected, given shareholder return.
      • The list appears in a report from As You Sow, a nonprofit focused on shareholder advocacy.
      • As You Sow also calculated the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay.
      • Ronald F. Clarke, CEO of Fleetcor Technologies Inc., took the top spot: He makes about $53 million a year, which means he's overpaid by 263%.

      Most CEOs make a lot of money. No surprise there...

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      Mentions: Disney Oracle AMP
    3. Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Recent shareholder suits show there is a heightened scrutiny of routine proxy disclosures in order to challenge non-employee director compensation. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are focusing on non-employee director compensation and compensation plans, particularly in comparison to peer companies – a trend that was expected following the late-2017 Delaware Supreme Court decision in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation. Two cases asserting allegations...

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    4. Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Condiments company Just Inc. has rustled up some interesting corporate sagas. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer When you think about it, there’s an intriguing duality to naming your company Just Inc. Sure, the moniker implies simplicity and virtue—a belief that only fundamental ingredients are needed in products and in commerce—but there’s also an evasiveness to it...

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    5. Family-Owned Businesses Show Greater Technology Focus But Lack Gender Diversity at Board Level

      Family-Owned Businesses Show Greater Technology Focus But Lack Gender Diversity at Board Level

      The total revenue generated by the world's 500 largest family businesses grew by 9.9% in the past 24 months, while the number of family businesses from technology-enabled industries increased significantly in their representation in the index over the same period, from 28% in 2017 to 38% in this year's Index...

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    6. The Era of the All-Powerful Tech CEO Has Only Just Begun, Even Though Facebook and Snap Show Why That's a Bad Thing

      The Era of the All-Powerful Tech CEO Has Only Just Begun, Even Though Facebook and Snap Show Why That's a Bad Thing
      • At a growing number of companies, particularly in the tech sector, CEOs and other insiders have outsized control over their corporate decisions.
      • The executives have that control through special shares that give them extra votes. Such arrangements used to be rare, but are becoming much more common.
      • Lyft and several other tech companies that are likely to hold their initial public offerings this year will likely debut with such dual-class stock structures...
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      Mentions: Investors IPO Google
    7. Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Under SB-826, California became the first state to pass legislation to require that publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board. Specifically, companies in California will need to achieve this by 2019. Starting in 2021, the required number of women on boards will increase based on the overall size of the board. For example, if a board has five directors, two of them must be women, and if it has six or more directors, three of them must be women. Companies that fail to recruit the requisite number of women will face a $100,000 fine for ...

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    8. Why Progressive Politics Matter To Corporate Governance

      Why Progressive Politics Matter To Corporate Governance

      Political proposals on hot button topics like climate mitigation, guaranteed jobs, wealth tax and single payor healthcare are often dismissed as extremist, or as downright crazy. Mention “national mobilization” and some knees are going to jerk. But given the passage of time and changed circumstances, some crazy ideas actually tend to stick...

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    9. The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism

      The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism

      Notwithstanding that shareholder activist funds themselves continue to have below-market returns, shareholder activism continues to expand and intensify. While many commentators have cited 2018 as a “record year” for activism in terms of number of campaigns, capital deployed, number of activists involved, first-time activists, and board seats obtained, the growth of activism from 2017 to 2018 was modest, particularly when campaigns against an announced merger and short seller campaigns are excluded. In addition, first time targets in the U.S. represented less than 43% of financial activist’s targets...

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    10. Apple Isn't So Interested In Ideological Diversity

      Apple Isn't So Interested In Ideological Diversity

      In a recent federal filing before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, lawyers for Apple ( AAPL ) maintained that the tech giant should not have to consider increasing its leadership's ideological diversity and that arguments made in support of greater viewpoint variance were "without merit." X The SEC disagreed , sending Apple's legal team a stunning rebuke...

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    11. Preventing the Destruction of Shareholder Value in M&A Transactions

      Preventing the Destruction of Shareholder Value in M&A Transactions

      The interests of shareholders are too often subjugated to those of interested parties. This circumstance has resulted in the transference of significant value from the rightful owners, the shareholders, to those unentitled. Institutional fund managers have undertaken commendable initiatives toward improving compliance with environmental, social and governance...

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    12. US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat

      US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat

      U.S. public companies face a wide array of challenges, from greater market volatility and increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainty to disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, social media and cybersecurity incidents The new year also began with a shutdown of the federal government and a divided government, reflecting deep societal schisms on numerous and varied questions that may impact the environment in which companies and boards operate...

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