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    1. Behind the Curtain of WeWork’s All-Male Board of Directors

      Behind the Curtain of WeWork’s All-Male Board of Directors

      WeWork recently revealed the makeup of its Board of Directors in advance of its much anticipated IPO, and the selections are already stirring up some controversy. Many have zeroed in on the fact that none of the board members are women, despite the fact that the co-working giant’s S-1 filing promoted a “culture of inclusivity.” And because WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann remains chairman of the board and its majority shareholder, he retains the ability to outvote all six other board members on virtually any decision...

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    2. ‘Destruction of Capital’: How GE’s Decade of Stock Buybacks May Come Back to Haunt the Company

      ‘Destruction of Capital’: How GE’s Decade of Stock Buybacks May Come Back to Haunt the Company

      GE may now be wishing it could take back a string of stock buybacks.

      One of the charges leveled by accounting sleuth Harry Markopolos in his explosive report, "General Electric: A Bigger Fraud Than Enron," is that GE was buying back tons of stock with cash desperately needed to sustain its failing long-term care business...

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    3. If Corporations Don’t Put Shareholders First, What Happens to Business Judgment Rule?

      If Corporations Don’t Put Shareholders First, What Happens to Business Judgment Rule?

      (Reuters) - Marty Lipton’s inchoate feud with the Council of Institutional Investors may be the juiciest early story to emerge from the Business Roundtable’s announcement this week of a new corporate paradigm. But it’s not the only legal story prompted by the bombshell BRT announcement, in which business leaders pledged to consider the interests of an array of stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers and community members – in addition to shareholders’ interest in maximizing profits...

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    4. Third Circuit Discusses Important Differences Between Board Observers and Directors

      Third Circuit Discusses Important Differences Between Board Observers and Directors

      The Third Circuit recently issued an important decision for private fund advisors who serve on corporate boards.  In a precedential decision on a matter of first impression, the Third Circuit distinguished the role of nonvoting board observers from the function of formal corporate directors.  And while the decision was issued in the context of liability for alleged violations of the securities laws, the Third Circuit suggested the analysis may apply more broadly to other situations involving board observers...

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    5. An Insider Takes Aim at Corporate America’s ‘Elite Charade’

      An Insider Takes Aim at Corporate America’s ‘Elite Charade’

      The setting is ironic for a late-afternoon cocktail with Anand Giridharadas, the self-appointed scourge of well-meaning plutocrats everywhere. The author of the biting 2018 book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World has suggested the bar at the Big 4 Restaurant in San Francisco's Huntington Hotel, where he is staying. And so we sip drinks amid the dark wood paneling and white tablecloths of a redoubt that quietly screams plutocracy...

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    6. Marijuana Company Boards are Shockingly More White Than Fortune 100 Boards

      Marijuana Company Boards are Shockingly More White Than Fortune 100 Boards

      Marijuana companies have a diversity problem. Despite selling marijuana and CBD products that are used by and appeal to a diverse set of customers from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, the makeup of leadership at the world’s largest cannabis companies is still mostly white men. In fact, compared to the boards of Fortune 100 companies, which are already white-male dominated, the boards of the 10 largest publicly traded cannabis companies are strikingly even less diverse...

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    7. Back Channels in the Boardroom

      Back Channels in the Boardroom

      The agendas of company boards are so packed that it’s hard to get to every question and concern during regular meetings. So between meetings, directors do what members of a team always do in this situation: They start having conversations on the side. Conducted properly, side discussions allow directors to work together efficiently—to trade opinions, share information, and exert influence...

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    8. Is US Capitalism Really Abandoning the 'Greed is Good' Mantra?

      Is US Capitalism Really Abandoning the 'Greed is Good' Mantra?

      Milton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decades US capitalism has been run along Friedmanite lines – namely that businesses are there to make money for their shareholders. No charitable giving, no diversity awareness. No green audits. Just making money. Period. Now some of the highest paid on the planet have appeared to ditch the idea of shareholder primacy...

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    9. The Most Fascinating Standoff in Corporate America: The Accountant Who Exposed Madoff vs. GE

      The Most Fascinating Standoff in Corporate America: The Accountant Who Exposed Madoff vs. GE

      Who's right, the sleuth who exposed Bernie Madoff's gigantic Ponzi scheme, or GE's prestigious board and highly-regarded CEO, a team lauded on Wall Street for making great progress in rescuing and reforming the battered conglomerate?

      In his flame-throwing report released on August 16, titled "General Electric, A Bigger Fraud Than Enron," Harry Markopolos––the forensic accountant who nailed Madoff––accuses GE of engaging in $38 billion in accounting fraud...

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    10. Exclusive: These Five U.S. Stocks are Most Vulnerable To An Activist Attack

      Exclusive: These Five U.S. Stocks are Most Vulnerable To An Activist Attack

      Food delivery firm Grubhub, industrial heavyweight 3M and consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive are all vulnerable targets for activist investors, according to exclusive data. The trio along with software company Autodesk ADSK, +1.97% and dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona XRAY, +2.08% have been identified as possible activism targets in a report for MarketWatch by research firm Activist Insight...

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    11. 5 Steps for Tying Executive Compensation to Sustainability

      5 Steps for Tying Executive Compensation to Sustainability

      The final link in the chain of improving corporate accountability for sustainability is to tie improvements to pay. In a November 2018 article, we explained that companies should use incentives to motivate executives to tap big strategic opportunities related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals...

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