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    1. Board Oversight of Human Capital Management No Longer a Nice-to-Have for Smaller Public Companies

      Board Oversight of Human Capital Management No Longer a Nice-to-Have for Smaller Public Companies

      The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of board-level oversight of workforce issues at public companies. How boards have managed mandatory shutdowns and the ongoing return to work are likely to have a significant and lasting impact on company reputation and performance...

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    2. Investors Continue To Deserve More: From Boards And Courts On Mutual Fund Fees

      Investors Continue To Deserve More: From Boards And Courts On Mutual Fund Fees

      American investors pay $100 billion every year in mutual fund fees. These fees are deducted from their savings and reduce future investment returns. Over 20 years, the compounded drag on investment returns is well into the trillions, which begs the question: Is even one dollar of these fees “excessive” under the fiduciary standards of the Investment Company Act?...

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    3. What To Make Of The SEC’s Warnings On ESG Ratings And Recommendations For ESG Disclosures

      What To Make Of The SEC’s Warnings On ESG Ratings And Recommendations For ESG Disclosures

      May has been a busy month for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and disclosure at the US asset management industry’s top regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  between Chairman Jay Clayton's warning yesterday on ESG ratings and a recommendation earlier this month for ESG disclosures...

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    4. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Lost Bill Gates as a Director This Year. Here are its 14 Board Members

      Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Lost Bill Gates as a Director This Year. Here are its 14 Board Members
      • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway lost one of its highest-profile directors when Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates resigned this year.
      • The famed investor's conglomerate still counts his right-hand man Charlie Munger and former Yahoo!, American Express, and NBCUniversal executives among its board members.
      • Here are Berkshire's 14 directors...
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    5. Facebook is About to Hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting, But There's Only One Shareholder Who Matters: Mark Zuckerberg

      Facebook is About to Hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting, But There's Only One Shareholder Who Matters: Mark Zuckerberg
      • Facebook is holding its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.
      • Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual for the first time.
      • Shareholders are calling for Zuckerberg to relinquish his position as board chair and appoint an independent figure to the role.
      • But Zuckerberg's total control of the company through his shares makes the proposal certain to fail.
      • Facebook has talked about the importance of independent oversight in other areas, but Zuckerberg has the final say...
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    6. Human Capital: Key Findings from a Survey of Public Company Directors

      Human Capital: Key Findings from a Survey of Public Company Directors

      The focus on human capital and talent in corporate governance is intensifying, as more stakeholders—led by large institutional investors—seek to understand how companies are integrating human capital considerations into the overarching strategy to create long-term value. After all, a company’s intangible assets, which include human capital and culture, are now estimated to comprise a significant portion of a company’s market value...

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    7. Tips for Audit Committees During the Pandemic

      Tips for Audit Committees During the Pandemic

      Strategy and Governance Audit committees have a critical role to play for companies in a business environment that has been severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to their fiduciary responsibilities for overseeing the external auditor and financial statements, audit committees can contribute valuable oversight duties in areas such as risk management, cybersecurity, and operations and culture...

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