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    1. A Group of Doctors, Medical Students Seeks to Prohibit Boston’s Hospital Chiefs from Working on Corporate Boards

      A Group of Doctors, Medical Students Seeks to Prohibit Boston’s Hospital Chiefs from Working on Corporate Boards

      Dozens of physicians from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other Harvard-affiliated medical centers have signed a petition calling for stronger ethics rules to prohibit top executives from working on corporate boards, outside jobs that can earn them millions of dollars but create conflicts of interest...

       
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    2. Many of Massachusetts’s Biggest Companies Do Not Have a Single Black Board Member

      Many of Massachusetts’s Biggest Companies Do Not Have a Single Black Board Member

      Change in Corporate America often begins in the board room, and by that measure, the biggest public companies in Massachusetts have a long way to go when it comes to appointing Black directors. Of the 100 largest public companies in the Commonwealth, close to two-thirds do not have a single Black board member, according to analysis by BoardProspects, an online platform that specializes in corporate director and advisory board searches...

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    3. Chief Executive Opens the Door to GE Breakup

      Chief Executive Opens the Door to GE Breakup

      Could the sun finally be setting on the General Electric empire? Chief executive John Flannery on Tuesday raised the prospect of ending GE’s long life as one of the world’s best-known industrial conglomerates by floating the idea of spinning off one or more of its remaining three core businesses into separately traded companies. The breakup of the company born in Thomas Edison’s labs is one of the more radical ...

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    4. Big Investors Push for More Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards, and They Mean It

      Big Investors Push for More Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards, and They Mean It

      By Shirley Leung Globe Columnist July 25, 2017 What do Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix have in common? Not a single person of color sits on their corporate boards. Advertisement For that reason alone, the Massachusetts pension fund refused this year to support the slate of board nominees recommended by each company. When it comes to diversity in the boardroom, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who also serves as chair of the state pension board, is taking a hard line...

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    5. Sizing Up Two Kinds of Shareholder Meetings: In-Person and Online-Only

      Sizing Up Two Kinds of Shareholder Meetings:  In-Person and Online-Only

      Some complain that the annual shareholder meeting is a vestige of the old days, a tradition whose time has expired in the era of Skype and webcasts. Others insist it’s the last remaining forum for individual investors in publicly traded companies to sit in the same room as a business’s executives and directors...

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    6. Vertex CEO’s Pay Falls 38% to $17.4M in Second Straight Decline

      Vertex CEO’s Pay Falls 38% to $17.4M in Second Straight Decline

      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Jeffrey M. Leiden saw his total compensation drop 38 percent to $17.4 million last year, largely on a steep cut in his stock-option awards from the Boston-based biotech. It was the second year in a row that Leiden’s pay declined from a 2014 payout of $36.6 million that made him the highest-paid head of a Massachusetts public company and sparked some shareholder criticism...

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    7. These Tech Execs Explain Why They Moved Their Companies to Boston

      These Tech Execs Explain Why They Moved Their Companies to Boston

      Brian Snyder/Reuters General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt (left) negotiated a rich incentives package with Governor Charlie Baker (center) and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to move his company to Boston. Many small companies relocate for the local workforce. By Scott Kirsner Globe Columnist July 29, 2016 In January, around the time General Electric executives were ratifying the decision to move the conglomerate’s headquarters from Connecticut to Boston’s Seaport District, David Hurley was living in an Airbnb apartment rental in the same neighborhood. Hurley had landed some early funding from two Boston venture capital firms, and he’d decided ...

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    8. Natasha Lamb Pressing Top Companies on Pay Equity

      Natasha Lamb Pressing Top Companies on Pay Equity

      The buzz around the gender pay gap had been building – with a flurry of bills filed and Equal Pay Day speeches made — but those with the power to take immediate action, the companies that issue the paychecks, were slow to act on their own. Enter Natasha Lamb, director of equity research and shareholder engagement at the Marion-based investment firm Arjuna Capital, who decided it was time to take matters into her own hands ...

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    9. Ex-Tax Commissioner Never Left Corporate Boards

      Ex-Tax Commissioner Never Left Corporate Boards

      After assurances last fall that he would give up his seat on two high-paying corporate boards, Governor Charlie Baker’s former tax commissioner did not do so — despite a law prohibiting him from engaging in any outside business for profit. Aides to the governor said in November that Mark Nunnelly, who was appointed in March 2015, would “transition off” the boards of ...

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