Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, where he focuses on corporate governance issues. He was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.
August roundup highlights non-executive directors’ views on issues facing boards, countries that are reviewing their corporate governance codes, and ways investors can speak up on corpgov policies. Read more
The finalized Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance provide a good starting place for effective governance in US companies. They offer a major step forward in improving engagement between shareowners and the companies they invest in. Read more
The UK could be seeing monumental changes in its board culture, Germany is making a move to improve dialogue between boards and investors, and Canada is close to having a single regulatory authority. Read more
Under the guise of protecting investors, a new bill may impose unnecessary regulation on US proxy advisory industry. France is close to binding say-on-pay standard. Japan’s corpgov improving. Read more
Report challenges current state of UK’s corporate governance. Is a US proxy dream coming true? Broadridge shares proxy work on end-to-end vote confirmation. Do activist investors need a lobbyist? Read more
SASB comment period on sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries in 10 sectors is underway through 6 July. Why was project necessary? How should investors use this new information? Read more
The Council of Institutional Investors calls for IPO companies to abandon dual-class structures. T. Rowe Price takes even bolder stand. MENA, South Africa part of corpgov newsmakers in March. Read more