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    1. 'Hawkish' Shareholders Want Gender Diversity, says BlackRock Boss

      'Hawkish' Shareholders Want Gender Diversity, says BlackRock Boss

      BlackRock, one of the world's largest institutional investors, says shareholders are getting more hawkish in insisting on gender diversity on boards and senior management roles. Pru Bennett, BlackRock's head of corporate governance and responsible investment for Asia Pacific, told the New Zealand Institute of Directors conference in Auckland today that there was a raft of research showing those...

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    2. Former Comvita CEO joins BLIS Technologies Board

      Former Comvita CEO joins BLIS Technologies Board

      When Graeme Boyd was approached to join the board of probiotic health product manufacturer BLIS Technologies he had no trouble understanding exactly what they were doing and what the next steps should be. "BLIS is a different company. From 1998 to 2005 Boyd had been chief executive of Comvita where he built that company from a smaller producer of natural health products to an NZX-listed ...

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    3. Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A

      Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A

      Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders by boosting profits and share prices are wheeling, dealing and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster. The moves could spur more mergers and acquisitions in the industry. Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG says it's trading its vaccine business for GlaxoSmithKline Plc's cancer drug business and selling its veterinary ...

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    4. NACD Issues Executive Compensation Definitions to Help Corporate Boards Articulate Linkage Between Pay and Performance

      NACD Issues Executive Compensation Definitions to Help Corporate Boards Articulate Linkage Between Pay and Performance

      WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released a proposed framework for supplemental executive compensation definitions. As the advocate for the profession of directorship ...

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