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    1. Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business

      Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business

      What does the contractual term “voting power” mean? Does it refer only to the power to elect corporate directors, or does it refer to the power to vote on any fundamental matter of corporate governance? Is voting power an attribute of stock, or is it something that shareholders possess? Commercial Division Justice Marcy Friedman’s recent decision in Special Situations Fund III QP, LP...

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    2. Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century: A Practical Guide for Governance Committees

      Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century:  A Practical Guide for Governance Committees

      BoardProspects is always on the look-out for valuable information and resources to share with our Members.  Today we are pleased to share with you a tremendous white paper on board and director evaluations.  "Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century:  A Practical Guide for Governance Committees" is written by Beverly Behan of Board Advisor, LLC.  Beverly is one of the world's foremost corporate governance experts and given the growing importance of this topic we believe this white paper will be of significant interest to our Members.

      "Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century:  A Practical Guide for ...

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    3. Asia’s Corporate Boardrooms Struggle with Gender Parity

      Asia’s Corporate Boardrooms Struggle with Gender Parity

      Even by Asia’s low standards when it comes to having women on corporate boards, the progress of the region’s billionaires is lagging: Most of the richest men in China, Japan and South Korea run companies with few, if any, female board members. The situation is particularly extreme among Asia’s biggest tech companies with billionaire founders...

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      Mentions: CEO Samsung Alibaba
    4. P&G vs. Nelson Peltz: A Battle Over the Future of Big Brands

      P&G vs. Nelson Peltz: A Battle Over the Future of Big Brands

      CINCINNATI -- Procter & Gamble Co., which has suffered through a decade of market-share losses and stagnating profits, hopes it's redemption lies in a koala-shaped maxi pad. Called the "Koala HuHu," the extra-long overnight pad launched this spring in China. Part of P&G's giant Whisper brand -- which is called Always in the U.S. and elsewhere -- it targets teenage girls with cartoon marsupials snoozing on the box, and is beating rivals despite commanding higher prices...

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    5. BlackRock steps up Diversity Calls

      BlackRock steps up Diversity Calls

      BlackRock steps up diversity calls Aimee Donnellan The Sunday Times Amra Balic demands action plans from firms under-representing women The world’s largest asset manager is pushing British boards to boost their ranks of female directors. Amra Balic, BlackRock’s corporate governance chief in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has demanded action plans from every company on its investment books with no more than one woman board member...

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    6. You Will Thank Carl Icahn for Ousting this Energy-Company Guru

      You Will Thank Carl Icahn for Ousting this Energy-Company Guru

      Investors like to follow shareholder activists such as Carl Icahn to buy whatever they’re buying as they push for changes at companies. But here’s another way to play this game. Follow the top managers those activists push out because they disagree on strategy. If the excommunicated managers are any good, they’ll set up a new company. And you can get in on the ground floor for potentially big gains...

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    7. These 3 Tech CEOs Are Worth Every Penny

      These 3 Tech CEOs Are Worth Every Penny

      When regular folks and even well-heeled investors look at executive compensation, it's sometimes hard to not be outraged. There are countless technology CEOs who make a staggering amount of money without producing the results to justify their salary. Some of these "leaders" even manage to hold onto their jobs despite not earning their enormous paychecks...

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    8. What Would Really Happen If Nelson Peltz Wins His Procter & Gamble (PG) Boardroom Battle

      What Would Really Happen If Nelson Peltz Wins His Procter & Gamble (PG) Boardroom Battle

      The biggest boardroom battle in the history of U.S. director election contests is set to take place in less than a week with activist investor Nelson Peltz seeking a seat on the board of packaged goods company Procter & Gamble ( PG ) . At the center of the dispute is the activist investor's assertion that P&G suffers from " suffocating bureaucracy " and should be restructured into three global business units rather than the four it has now...

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    9. Average CEO has to Make do with $253,088 in Monthly Pension Payments

      Average CEO has to Make do with $253,088 in Monthly Pension Payments

      In 1998, about half of all private-sector employers in the United States offered newly hired workers a defined-benefit pension for their retirement. By 2015, that percentage dropped to just 5% , according to the consulting firm Willis Towers Watson. Nearly all private-sector workers now make do with a 401(k) plan — and the average 401(k) balance is roughly $95,000, which comes nowhere close to what the typical American will require in their sunset years...

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    10. Directorship Gains and Pains

      Directorship Gains and Pains

      Governance Directorship Gains and Pains CFOs who hold external board positions swear by the benefits, but the majority who don’t have good reasons for shying away. Please enter your email address * Subject * Comments * Running finance at a large, publicly traded company is, of course, a big job with long hours and little downtime. So why would a CFO want to expend time and energy serving on the board of another company?...

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    11. 100 Women: Do Women on Boards Increase Company Profits?

      100 Women: Do Women on Boards Increase Company Profits?

      Can women change the world in a week? Of course, there are many other - and some say better - reasons to argue for gender equality, but we wanted to look at whether this broadly accepted claim is true - does having more women on the board really mean the company makes more money? Academics have warned against jumping to simple conclusions...

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