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    1. Further on the Purpose of the Corporation

      Further on the Purpose of the Corporation

      In recent years, the concept of “corporate purpose” has been invoked as a shorthand to address a corporation’s commitment to include stakeholder governance—and with it commitments to sustainability, diversity, inclusion, social responsibility and other ESG issues—as part of a corporate strategy that achieves sustainable long-term growth and creates long-term value for the benefit of all stakeholders...

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    2. Breach of Fiduciary Duties in Administering Defined Contribution Plans

      Breach of Fiduciary Duties in Administering Defined Contribution Plans

      On July 2, 2021, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hughes v. Northwestern University, No. 19-1401, to address the pleading standard that applies to breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Hughes is one of now hundreds of cases filed in recent years against the company sponsors and fiduciaries of defined contribution 401(k) and 403(b) plans alleging breaches of fiduciary duties for purportedly failing to adequately control the plan’s administrative costs or monitor the plan’s investments...

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    3. 'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

      'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

      BOSTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Hiromichi Mizuno's connections, spanning from the Japanese government to Harvard University, made him a guiding voice among climate-focused investors worldwide. Now those ties have placed his own conduct under scrutiny after an independent report focused on Mizuno's role in alleged collusion between the management of Toshiba Corp and Japan's trade ministry to block foreign investors from gaining board influence at the conglomerate...

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    4. Understanding Your Role Is Key to Being an Effective Board Director

      Understanding Your Role Is Key to Being an Effective Board Director

      As the corporate governance environment continues to evolve, Nasdaq Governance Solutions is committed to evolving with it. In 2019, Nasdaq acquired the Center for Board Excellence, expanding its suite of solutions and providing organizations with more tools—and people—to help them drive governance excellence...

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    5. Say on Pay: Approval Slides as CEO Pay Rises

      Say on Pay: Approval Slides as CEO Pay Rises

      Over the past year, COVID-19 has been the driving force behind shifting trends in corporate governance. With large unemployment rates at the beginning of the pandemic (13.8% in May 2020), a declining stock market and vast uncertainty, it has been a historical time to track whether the world’s most powerful executives would feel similar effects to the rest of the population...

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    6. Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season

      Shareholder Proposal No-Action Requests in the 2021 Proxy Season

      As calendar year-end companies received shareholder proposals for their 2021 annual meetings, they faced a variety of uncertainties and challenges, including navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the racial inequities brought to the fore by the killings of George Floyd and others, and steering through a hyper-partisan and unprecedented U.S. presidential transition. The shareholder proposals received by companies reflected many of these broad themes...

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    7. Corporate Governance in the Post-Pandemic World

      Corporate Governance in the Post-Pandemic World

      The COVID-19 pandemic began at a point during which the importance of corporate governance had already been increasing. The crisis has, in many cases, accelerated the trend of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into decision making by bringing into focus both the role of business in confronting wider societal issues and the need for strong corporate governance...

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