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    1. Elon Musk Could Lose His Twitter Case in Delaware. But What Happens if He Refuses to Pay Up?

      Elon Musk Could Lose His Twitter Case in Delaware. But What Happens if He Refuses to Pay Up?

      Twitter wants a Delaware court to order Elon Musk to buy the social media service for $44 billion, as he promised back in April. But what if a judge makes that ruling and Musk balks? The Tesla billionaire’s reputation for dismissing government pronouncements has some worried that he might flout an unfavorable ruling of the Delaware Court of Chancery, known for its handling of high-profile business disputes...

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    2. Women Hold a Record Number of Corporate Board Seats. It's Barely Over 25%.

      Women Hold a Record Number of Corporate Board Seats. It's Barely Over 25%.

      NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies have added women to their boards of director at a slower pace this year compared with last year as the pandemic and a difficult economy shift priorities, according to a new report released Thursday.Women have continued to make gains, now holding a record 28% of board seats on the Russell 3000 index of publicly traded companies, according to an annual report by the advocacy organization 50/50 Women on Boards, which used data from executive data firm Equilar.That’s a 2.4% jump from the 25.6% of seats held by women ...

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    3. The Modern Board: How Boards Can Close the Climate Change Gap

      The Modern Board: How Boards Can Close the Climate Change Gap

      If U.S. corporate boards weren’t taking climate change seriously, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently prodded them to act. In a proposed rule change this past March, the SEC called for public companies to make mandatory climate-related disclosures to investors. That information includes climate risks with a reasonable chance of materially affecting their business, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The SEC expects to finalize its new rule this fall...

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    4. How Boards Should Prepare for the DOJ’s Corporate Crime Crackdown

      How Boards Should Prepare for the DOJ’s Corporate Crime Crackdown

      Last week, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco outlined the Department of Justice’s plan to increase the number of corporate criminals it prosecutes.A few high-profile examples of successful white-collar indictments notwithstanding, the government has hauled fewer companies to court over the past decade, Monaco said...

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    5. How to Retain Your C-suite when the CEO Leaves (Hint: Bonuses aren't enough)

      How to Retain Your C-suite when the CEO Leaves (Hint: Bonuses aren't enough)

      Kewsong Lee’s unexpected resignation last month as the CEO of the private equity giant Carlyle Group understandably captured Wall Street’s attention. Departures from a company with that level of clout typically do not happen abruptly.Less surprising was the announcement just days later that the company’s global head of investor relations, Nathan Urquhart, would leave at the end of the year to join hedge fund Coatue Management...

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    6. Patagonia Chair: ‘We Are Turning Capitalism on its Head by Making the Earth Our Only Shareholder’

      Patagonia Chair: ‘We Are Turning Capitalism on its Head by Making the Earth Our Only Shareholder’

      For 50 years there has been an impassioned debate about the appropriate aims and responsibilities of companies. Some side with Milton Friedman’s influential viewpoint, asserting that the only responsibility of business is to generate profits for shareholders. Others believe companies have broader responsibilities to society and the environment. Lately, even state legislatures have weighed in, proposing to ban financial managers who take ESG criteria into account. But while the battle of words continues, investors, customers, employees, and the public have moved forward...

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    7. How the Women On Boards Project is Shaking up Early-Stage Consumer Companies

      How the Women On Boards Project is Shaking up Early-Stage Consumer Companies

      A nonprofit linking executive women with startup firms in need of new board members has announced its latest appointment. Megha Tolia, CEO and president of Shondaland, is now a new member of the board of directors for The Good Patch , a wearable wellness brand. Tolia’s appointment was made possible through a group called the Women on Boards Project . Tolia talks with Fortune about how her career led her to be uniquely qualified for the role...

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    8. Your Boardroom Meeting Shouldn’t Look Like a Scene from ‘Succession.’ Here’s How to Avoid Infighting and Power Struggles

      Your Boardroom Meeting Shouldn’t Look Like a Scene from ‘Succession.’ Here’s How to Avoid Infighting and Power Struggles

      “When I was a board member of a non-profit, I observed a lot of cattiness, infighting, and non-productive behavior,” wrote Jan Rasmussen, company name withheld. “Is this how all boards operate? And if so, why? What are [solutions for] non-productive behavior?”...

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    9. McDonald’s Board Shakeup Creates More Questions Than Answers—That’s a Problem

      McDonald’s Board Shakeup Creates More Questions Than Answers—That’s a Problem

      McDonald’s served some mystery this week—but, thankfully, not between sesame seed buns.  The fast-food giant announced on Monday that Sheila Penrose, a 16-year board member, will step down from its board next month, and three new directors will join: Tony Capuano, Marriott International CEO; Amy Weaver, Salesforce CFO; and Jennifer Taubert, worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson. In all, the board will have 14 members...

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    10. 4 Former Executives Blamed for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster And Ordered to Pay $97 Billion to Shareholders

      4 Former Executives Blamed for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster And Ordered to Pay $97 Billion to Shareholders

      Four former heads of Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. have been ordered to pay 13.32 trillion yen ($97 billion) for the damages caused by the Mar. 11, 2011, Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, as the country continues to struggle to deal with the aftermath of the disaster...

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    11. How Boards Should Prepare CEOs for a Recession

      How Boards Should Prepare CEOs for a Recession

      The signs of an economic downturn are piling up. While any good corporate leader can expect to experience some economic volatility, the next wave is coming during particularly unique times. The COVID-19 public health crisis is ongoing, supply chain issues are affecting most industries, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict has created new challenges of its own...

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