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    1. ISS Publishes New FAQs on COVID-Related Compensation Decisions and Provides Guidance on Other Governance Matters

      ISS Publishes New FAQs on COVID-Related Compensation Decisions and Provides Guidance on Other Governance Matters

      On October 15, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (“ISS”) published preliminary FAQs providing general guidance as to how ISS may assess COVID-related executive compensation decisions as part of its regular pay-for-performance qualitative evaluation for the upcoming proxy season...

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    2. Quick Take: Stakeholder Capitalism Dialogue Gathers Pace

      Quick Take: Stakeholder Capitalism Dialogue Gathers Pace

      In recent years, the idea of stakeholder capitalism has gained traction among some investors, activists, and policymakers as a new model of corporate governance. Under this model, corporations essentially give greater consideration to the interests of a broader group of “stakeholders,” rather than just their “shareholders.” While corporations have legal duties to pursue strategies to help investors achieve return, businesses are increasingly having to address other issues presented by employees, consumers and others...

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    3. Executive Compensation Voting During the Pandemic

      Executive Compensation Voting During the Pandemic

      Executive compensation is a perennial engagement topic for the State Street Global Advisors Asset Stewardship team. We believe that executive compensation presents risks, such as creating perverse incentives, as well as opportunities, such as demonstrating a commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities...

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    4. Compensation Clawbacks: Trends and Lessons Learned

      Compensation Clawbacks: Trends and Lessons Learned

      Executive compensation clawback policies continue to grow in popularity. Although the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has not yet finalized its rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) that will require publicly-traded companies to adopt compensation recovery policies, many companies have now voluntarily adopted clawback policies...

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    5. Kirkland & Ellis Discusses Shareholder Activism Trends in Real Estate Investment Trusts After COVID-19

      Kirkland & Ellis Discusses Shareholder Activism Trends in Real Estate Investment Trusts After COVID-19

      Even before the emergence shareholder activism had become a mainstay of public company life in the real estate investment trust world. But in the wake of the pandemic, which upended business as usual in a number of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sectors, we expect shareholder activism to accelerate as the dust settles. Below are some key trends that we believe will begin to play out as hesitation gives way to opportunism...

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    6. Will California's Board Quota Law Change Diversity Disclosures In Proxy Statements?

      Will California's Board Quota Law Change Diversity Disclosures In Proxy Statements?

      The Securities and Exchange Commission's proxy rules require the following disclosure with respect to board diversity: "Describe the nominating committee's process for identifying and evaluating nominees for director, including nominees recommended by security holders, and any differences...

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    7. Many Corporate Boards Still Face Shortage of Tech Expertise

      Many Corporate Boards Still Face Shortage of Tech Expertise

      Corporate boards could soon be on the hunt for fresh technology expertise as digital business models pursued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic reshape business strategy. Companies over the past several months have rushed ahead with investments in AI-enabled analysis of business data, automation and new forms of digital collaboration. The moves, aimed at business continuity, are finding permanence as processes change across industries...

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