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    1. The Elephant in Corporate Boardrooms Across the World Today: China

      The Elephant in Corporate Boardrooms Across the World Today: China

      It is invisible, yet occupies the largest seat. It is silent, yet has the loudest voice on the table. It is neither a factor of production nor a technological innovation nor about mergers and acquisitions. Yet it is the most influential driver of action and shaper of decisions. Corporate boardrooms are having to find space in their conversations for today’s geopolitics...

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    2. Blog: How do Companies Cope with Social Risk?

      Blog: How do Companies Cope with Social Risk?

      How do companies cope with social risk? In “Blindsided by Social Risk—How Do Companies Survive a Storm of Their Own Making?” from the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford, the authors look at “social  risk,” essentially, reputational risk that can impair a company’s social capital and, in some cases, its performance...

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    3. SEC Proposed Rule Change Is A Step Backwards for Shareholder Democracy – Edelman

      SEC Proposed Rule Change Is A Step Backwards for Shareholder Democracy – Edelman

      On Friday, July 10th, the SEC proposed a rule change raising the mandatory threshold for filing 13F reports to $3.5 billion in assets under management (AUM). Not a small change, the SEC’s plan would raise 35-fold (the current minimum is $100 million) the level at which money managers are required to disclose each quarter the companies they own...

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    4. ISS Publishes COVID-19 Case Study Focused on Executive Compensation Adjustments

      ISS Publishes COVID-19 Case Study Focused on Executive Compensation Adjustments

      As we previously reported in prior SW Benefits Updates (links below), the challenges presented to management and corporate boards from COVID-19 are significant. Among other considerations, companies might adjust 2020 performance goals, delay compensation decisions or change the mix of equity awards by making more full-value grants...

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    5. When It Comes To Diversity, Watch What CEOs Do, Not What They Say

      When It Comes To Diversity, Watch What CEOs Do, Not What They Say

      We read about it almost every day — that a diverse workplace environment improves performance. This phenomenon exists as a relatively recent development, as “diversity and inclusion” only came about as a term after WWII when then President Truman required the integration of the armed forces. Truman was roundly criticized for his decision, now considered bold and morally courageous...

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    6. The Covid-19 Crisis is an Opportunity to Fix What’s Wrong with Corporate Boards

      The Covid-19 Crisis is an Opportunity to Fix What’s Wrong with Corporate Boards

      Is corporate governance fit for purpose? Each company or market failure has spurred politicians and regulators to tinker with public company boards. Sometimes this means changing responsibilities, more recently it has been composition. But the pandemic has revealed broader failure...

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    7. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia is on the Right Track with Activist Investor Reform

      Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia is on the Right Track with Activist Investor Reform

      Should people be able to invest in ventures that aim to have a social or environmental impact? The answer is yes. In fact, people should be able to invest in, buy stock in, and even bet on anything they want. However, fiduciaries (those that manage other people’s investments) must follow some rules. The first rule of a fiduciary should be to put the economic interests of its clients first...

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    8. New Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Will Make It Easier for Companies to Become Public Benefit Corporations

      New Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Will Make It Easier for Companies to Become Public Benefit Corporations

      On July 16, 2020, Delaware adopted new amendments to its public benefit corporation statute, continuing a trend to make this relatively new corporate form more accessible. The amendments, among other things, (i) reduce impediments to use of the public benefit corporation form by eliminating supermajority voting requirements...

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