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    1. Future Returns: Private Funds Focused on ESG are Facing Transparency Push

      Future Returns: Private Funds Focused on ESG are Facing Transparency Push

      Private market fund managers increasingly are considering environmental, social, and governance practices when making investments largely because investors are demanding it. This rising demand is, in turn, forcing the opaque world of global private markets to become more transparent, as many investors in these funds are fiduciaries—such as pension funds—with a responsibility to understand what they are investing in, according to Jaclyn Bouchard, head of ESG for Preqin, a London-based data provider to the alternative and private market industry. This focus on ESG factors is making it necessary for private-market managers to provide non-financial information such as greenhouse ...

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    2. Iroquois Capital Issues Statement In Response To Recent Actions By The Pharmacyte Biotech Board Of Directors

      Iroquois Capital Issues Statement In Response To Recent Actions By The Pharmacyte Biotech Board Of Directors

      NEW YORK , July 5, Iroquois Capital Management, LLC (together with its affiliates, "Iroquois"), one of the largest stockholders of PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. ("PharmaCyte", "PMCB" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PMCB ) with beneficial ownership of approximately 6.3% of the outstanding common stock of the Company, today provided the following statement in response to certain actions recently taken by the Company...

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    3. LogicMark, Inc. Issues Letter to Shareholders

      LogicMark, Inc. Issues Letter to Shareholders

      LogicMark, Inc. (Nasdaq: LGMK) (the “Company” or “LogicMark”) (formerly Nxt-ID, Inc.), a provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS), health communications devices, and technology for the growing care economy, today announced its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”) will take place August 25, 2022...

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    4. Leading Independent Proxy Advisors ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders Vote “FOR” Agreement with Nouveau Monde Graphite and Change of Business

      Leading Independent Proxy Advisors ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders Vote “FOR” Agreement with Nouveau Monde Graphite and Change of Business

      Mason Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: LLG) (OTCQX: MGPHF) (“Mason Graphite” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, the leading independent proxy voting advisory firms, have recommended that Mason Graphite shareholders vote “FOR” the option and joint venture agreement (the “OJV Agreement”) with Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“NMG”) (NYSE: NMG) (TSX-V: NOU) and the change of business (the “Change of Business”)...

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    5. Elon Musk Is Smart — But He Doesn’t Understand ESG, Tech CEO Says – Nbc 7 San Diego

      Elon Musk Is Smart — But He Doesn’t Understand ESG, Tech CEO Says – Nbc 7 San Diego

      Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Electric-vehicle maker Tesla was recently removed from the S&P 500's ESG Index. Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO, has described ESG as "a scam" that's been "been weaponized by phony social justice warriors." Discussions about ESG and goals connected to sustainability have become increasingly charged in recent years...

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    6. Constellation Brands (STZ) Announces Agreement With Sands Family to Eliminate Class B Common Stock

      Constellation Brands (STZ) Announces Agreement With Sands Family to Eliminate Class B Common Stock

      Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that following the recommendation of a special committee comprised solely of independent directors, its Board of Directors has approved, and will recommend to shareholders for approval, a proposal to eliminate the company’s Class B common stock...

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    7. JetBlue Modifies Superior Offer After Consultation with Shareholders

      JetBlue Modifies Superior Offer After Consultation with Shareholders

      JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that it is modifying its proposal to acquire Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) based on discussions with Spirit shareholders, and issued an open letter detailing the benefits of its decisively superior proposal and the recent misleading statements made by Spirit. JetBlue is communicating the modified proposal to Spirit’s Board today...

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    8. US Company Spending on Private Jets for Personal Use Hits 10-year High

      US Company Spending on Private Jets for Personal Use Hits 10-year High

      Spending by US companies on private jets for personal use by chief executives and chairs hit the highest level for a decade last year as many businesses relaxed restrictions on using them because of the pandemic. It rose 35 per cent to $33.8mn among S&P 500 groups in 2021 — the highest since 2012, according to ISS Corporate Solutions, a division of investment adviser Institutional Shareholder Services...

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    9. Investors Want European Banks To Go Further on Board Diversity

      Investors Want European Banks To Go Further on Board Diversity

      (Bloomberg) -- The boardrooms of Europe an financial services companies are failing to meet investor expectations in terms of their gender balance and the technology and sustainability expertise they possess. Some 44% of investors said gender diversity played a part in their decision to buy a company’s shares, according to the poll of...

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    10. Spirit-Frontier Deal Backed by ISS

      Spirit-Frontier Deal Backed by ISS

      Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. recommended Spirit Airlines Inc. SAVE 2.90%▲ investors vote for a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines, ULCC 6.57%▲ reversing its position on the deal after Frontier sweetened its offer Friday. “On balance, support for the merger with Frontier on the revised terms is warranted,” ISS wrote in a report that was published late Friday and made public Saturday...

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    11. Zendesk Nears Agreement With Group Led by H&F, Permira

      Zendesk Nears Agreement With Group Led by H&F, Permira

      (Bloomberg) — Software maker Zendesk Inc. is close to reaching a deal to be acquired by a group of buyout firms led by Hellman & Friedman and Permira, said a person familiar with the matter. Most Read from Bloomberg An agreement could be announced as soon as Friday, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information was private. The talks come after Zendesk said earlier this month that it would remain independent after failing to find a potential buyer...

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