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    1. Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn Demands Disney Add Women Of Color To Board of Directors

      Amber Tamblyn is calling out Disney for its lack of diversity. 

      The 34-year-old actress took to Twitter on Sunday to publicly push The Walt Disney Company to add women of color to its board of directors. Disney has potential openings on its board, which is predominately white, according to The Wall Street Journal. Four members of the 12-person board are stepping down, and the company has already appointed two replacements to begin on Feb. 1 this year...

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    2. Radio Mogul Under Pressure To Resign From Powerful California University Board

      Radio Mogul Under Pressure To Resign From Powerful California University Board

      California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and education leaders are urging the University of California to address allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by University of California Regent and radio mogul Norman Pattiz, nearly a year after several people said Pattiz made them uncomfortable in the workplace...

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    3. Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

      Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

      Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Many activist investors have damaged that faith. Through 2014 and 2015, the activist investor movement was picking up steam. Corporate boards were running for cover or capitulating to activist demands before they got into proxy fights. The media heaped adulation on activist investors. Bill Ackman graced the cover of Forbes with the moniker "Baby ...

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    4. Big CEO Pay Grab-Effects Beyond Greed!

      Big CEO Pay Grab-Effects Beyond Greed!

      As the New Year gets underway, the highest-paid CEOs of many large corporations have already paid themselves more than the average worker will earn in the entire year! By the end of the first week of January, the highest-paid CEOs had already made as much as their average workers will earn over 8 years. An analysis by Equilar, a consulting firm specializing in executive pay, found that on ...

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    5. Why Gender Parity Must Lead from the Boardroom

      Why Gender Parity Must Lead from the Boardroom

      Companies with this type of executive show higher returns by more than a third. Why aren't more companies hiring them? Fortune 500 companies with the greatest representation of one specific type of executive in management positions deliver return to shareholders that is 3 4% higher than for companies with the lowest representation. And yet, few companies rush to recruit these leaders. This ...

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    6. Cybersecurity and the Twenty-First Century Board of Directors

      Cybersecurity and the Twenty-First Century Board of Directors

      It's concerning that some board experts are balking about the newly proposed Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 that would require publicly traded companies to disclose, in their investor filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whether any member of their board of directors is a cybersecurity expert. Rather than object to this recommendation, one would imagine that on ...

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    7. Who Cares About How Nonprofit Foundation Boards Govern Themselves? I Do, and You Should Too.

      Who Cares About How Nonprofit Foundation Boards Govern Themselves? I Do, and You Should Too.

      This week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy released a new study on the practices of foundation boards -- a project on which BoardSource had the opportunity to collaborate. The report is a straightforward report-out on responses from 64 private foundations about the composition and practices of their boards, which might prompt some to ask: So what? Why should we care how foundation boards ...

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    8. Microsoft Just Took A Step Toward Actual Gender Diversity

      Microsoft Just Took A Step Toward Actual Gender Diversity

      Microsoft is moving past the one-and-done model of gender diversity in the boardroom. On Monday, the tech company nominated two women to its board: Sandra Peterson, worldwide chairman at Johnson & Johnson, and Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology officer at Cisco . Warrior was reportedly considered for Twitter CEO, a job that ultimately went to the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, Fortune ...

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    9. How To Reform Executive Pay

      How To Reform Executive Pay

      Executive pay is a high-profile topic which almost everyone has an opinion about, and many believe the entire system is broken. But despite being well-intentioned, many suggested reforms may not be targeting the elements of pay that are most critical for shareholder value and society. The Level of Pay Much of the debate is on what I call a Level 1 issue - the level of pay. For example, in ...

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    10. How Corporate Governance Affects Corporate Sustainability and Why It Matters

      How Corporate Governance Affects Corporate Sustainability and Why It Matters

      By Judith Walls and Pascual Berrone Most often, corporate governance is thought of as a mechanism put in place to protect shareholder wealth from the claws of opportunistic managers. In this sense, the term corporate governance typically arises alongside phrases such as investor myopia, short-term goals, incentive alignment, financial crisis, and even corporate misconduct and accounting fraud ...

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    11. Rethinking the Board After Volkswagen

      Rethinking the Board After Volkswagen

      For those who have been thinking that assessing a company's environmental, social, and corporate governance factors (ESG) is simply fluff, heed the lessons of Volkswagen. According to Howard Sherman, head of corporate governance business development at MSCI, "We have had concerns about VW for some time. [The carmaker's] corporate governance score [on an MSCI proprietary ranking] was already in ...

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    12. Are Companies Succumbing to Shareholder Pressures?

      Are Companies Succumbing to Shareholder Pressures?

      Are companies and their boards succumbing to short-term pressures from shareholders? That's the concern of Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, the world's largest fund manager with $4 trillion in assets under management. Fink personally wrote to all CEOs in the S&P 500 index last spring to warn them about trying to return money to investors through so-called "shareholder-friendly" steps like ...

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    13. CEO Sponsorship Unlocks Boardroom Doors: A Key to Gender Parity

      CEO Sponsorship Unlocks Boardroom Doors: A Key to Gender Parity

      Like any club, it takes a sponsor to "get in." Country clubs, professional associations and even a job requires legitimate references who know you. So too, for boardrooms. As board directors can impact a company's earnings, stock price, and decide who will be the CEO, getting into the boardroom requires qualifications, experience and yes, sponsorship; being endorsed by someone at the boardroom ...

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    14. The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

      The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

      The Securities and Exchange Commission just ruled that large publicly held corporations must disclose the ratios of the pay of their top CEOs to the pay of their median workers. About time. For the last thirty years almost all incentives operating on American corporations have resulted in lower pay for average workers and higher pay for CEOs and other top executives. Consider that in 1965, CEOs of America's largest corporations were paid, on average, 20 times the pay of average workers...

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    15. The Case for "Breaking into Boardrooms:" A Call for Gender Parity on S&P 500 Boards by 2025

      The Case for "Breaking into Boardrooms:" A Call for Gender Parity on S&P 500 Boards by 2025

      As an executive search advisor, I meet numerous talented women seeking a corporate board position. Many have the credentials, experiences, and qualifications but cannot seem to breakthrough that proverbial boardroom door. The women are featured in articles and honored at so many events like Women in Banking, Women in the Media, Women in Law, and from all the accolades and accomplishments, we are led to believe that the numbers at the top, leaders of major corporations, in all sectors are growing. But they are not. Only 24 women are CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations. In the boardrooms of these organizations ...

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    16. One Woman In The Boardroom Isn't Enough. Here's Why

      One Woman In The Boardroom Isn't Enough. Here's Why

      Elizabeth Dolan quit her job as a director at a public company in May. Then, she did something unusual: She told the world why. As the sole woman on the board of the activewear company Quiksilver, Dolan says she faced an unacceptable level of unconscious gender bias, as she described in a June blog post for Fortune and recently reaffirmed to The Huffington Post...

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    17. Corporate America Should Be Embarrassed About This Chart

      Corporate America Should Be Embarrassed About This Chart

      It's no secret that there aren't many women at the top at the nation's biggest corporations. There are just 23 female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. That's not even 5 percent. It seems odd that corporate America still has such pathetically small numbers of women in its boardrooms. Women hold less than 20 percent of the board seats on the Standard & Poor's 500 index, according to the women's advocacy nonprofit Catalyst...

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