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    1. SEC Shareholder Proposal Muffles Main Street Voices

      SEC Shareholder Proposal Muffles Main Street Voices

      Investors who want better social, environmental, and governance practices in companies and believe in a strong investor voice should be concerned about the SEC’s proposed rule to amend the process for shareholder proposals to be included in a company’s proxy statement, writes Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF. She says the rule will silence the small investor voice and is contrary to the SEC’s purpose of protecting investors...

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    2. Corporate America Must Fill the D&I Leadership Gap

      Corporate America Must Fill the D&I Leadership Gap

      The challenges of Covid-19 and the senseless killings of unarmed African Americans by renegade police highlight a need for corporate America to dramatically address societal inequities while protecting business goals, says Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Weldon H. Latham, founder and chair of the firm’s corporate diversity counseling group and former adviser to President Bill Clinton and legal counsel to the Barack Obama Foundation Inclusion Council...

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    3. Two New Players Join Elliott at Top of Activist List

      Two New Players Join Elliott at Top of Activist List

      The pandemic-related lockdown has affected all market participants, including activist investors. According to data from the Bloomberg Terminal, two relatively new players, Bulldog Investors LLC and Bluebell Capital Partners LP, have joined perennial leader Elliott Management Corp. at the top of the list of activists by the number of campaigns conducted...

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    4. Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate governance, B.C. (Before Coronavirus): A rock concert-sized crowd of shareholders packs into an arena in Omaha every year to hear from Warren Buffett (and buy discount Hanes underwear and other Berkshire Hathaway products). Corporate governance, A.D. (After Disruption): Businesses sit empty, the economy contracts, and companies must adjust the way their organizations operate, often on the fly...

       

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    5. Corporate Directors Pressured to Serve on Fewer Boards

      Corporate Directors Pressured to Serve on Fewer Boards

      Investors are increasingly pressuring corporate directors to limit how many boards they sit on as the job becomes more demanding. Top institutional investors such as Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc. have updated their policies for voting in board elections to discourage what they see as too many directorships at once. Companies have also been adopting their own policies restricting how many other board seats their directors can hold...

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