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    1. How Private Equity-Backed Companies Can Move the Needle on Sustainability

      How Private Equity-Backed Companies Can Move the Needle on Sustainability

      Private equity firms are making highly visible commitments to address the challenge of sustainability. Market-leading firms, such as The Carlyle Group, EQT, and TPG Capital, now produce sustainability reports and have dedicated executives overseeing sustainability initiatives and embedding sustainability throughout the deal cycle...

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    2. ESG in 2021 So Far: An Update

      ESG in 2021 So Far: An Update

      The rapidly growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters that marked 2020 continued to shape events for companies operating or based in the U.K. and Europe in 2021. Discussions of ESG are occurring at all levels, from the boardroom to investors to employees, and governments, regulators and companies are all being encouraged to take these matters into consideration...

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    3. Corporate Directors Face Rapidly Rising Expectations

      Corporate Directors Face Rapidly Rising Expectations

      Most corporate directors I speak with these days say they face rapidly rising expectations. Overseeing succession, strategy and financial performance were the board’s traditional triad. But now, directors must master a host of new technology challenges as well as issues of corporate culture, talent, diversity and inclusion, climate and public trust...

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    4. How a Fortune 500 Director Governs Her Own Career—With Help From Diane von Furstenberg

      How a Fortune 500 Director Governs Her Own Career—With Help From Diane von Furstenberg

      Dambisa Moyo wrote the book “How Boards Work” to explain what corporate board members do. She turns to her own personal board of directors for advice on how to do it better. The Zambian-born economist currently serves as a director for three companies: manufacturer 3M Co., energy giant Chevron Corp. and publisher Condé Nast. That assignment, she said, is different than it was just a decade ago. Board members not only have to handle activist fights, acquisitions and questions of succession...

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    5. The Coming Proxy Season Will Be A Lively One

      The Coming Proxy Season Will Be A Lively One

      Those who kept tabs on the markets during the summer could be forgiven for thinking activism forgot to take its habitual summer break. Several proxy fights are only now reaching a crescendo, including yesterday’s annual meeting at Box Inc (NYSE:BOX), or giving way to new contentious periods, including deals for Kansas City Southern and Monmouth Real Estate Investment...

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    6. The Wrong Way to Target Corporate Excess

      The Wrong Way to Target Corporate Excess

      When in doubt, go after corporate fat cats. Sensitive to criticism that existing revenue and cost measures won’t fully pay for their proposed $3.5 trillion spending plan , Congressional Democrats have their eyes on lavish executive compensation as a source of revenue. One proposal is an excise tax on companies that buy back a “significant” amount of their own stock. Another would target companies that pay bosses a high multiple of average employee compensation...

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    7. The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

      The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

      Last summer, major public companies across the country pledged to increase diversity in their boardrooms, one of the actions taken after the murder of George Floyd in police custody. Corporate directors set goals, and some have begun to make progress, with investors, activists and others tracking their commitments on racial equity. But conspicuously absent is a discussion of diversity efforts at privately held companies...

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    8. ​49 Law Firms Respond to Investment Company Act Lawsuits Targeting SPACs

      ​49 Law Firms Respond to Investment Company Act Lawsuits Targeting SPACs

      Recently a purported shareholder of certain special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) initiated derivative lawsuits asserting that the SPACs are investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940, because proceeds from their initial public offerings are invested in short-term treasuries and qualifying money market funds...

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