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Corporate Governance

CorpGov Roundup: Hot Topic is Whether Dual Class Shares Should Be Allowed

Highlights in corporate governance in February include countries releasing new protocols, updating their governance codes, and encouraging governance changes to better protect investors.

CorpGov Roundup: Integrated Reporting, Proxies, Stewardship Codes, and More

Highlights in corporate governance from around the globe for January include steps toward coherent corporate reporting systems and the launch of a US stewardship and governance framework.

CorpGov Roundup: Transparency a Common Denominator in Recent Governance Reforms

Highlights in corporate governance from around the globe for November include the adoption of a stewardship code in Brazil and Singapore and the use of proxy access for the first time.

David Pitt-Watson Talks About New Report on Corporate Governance in the EU

A new CFA Institute report reviews the current EU corporate governance policy landscape and the reforms that have been introduced over the past 10 years and offers recommendations for improvement.

CorpGov Roundup: Zombie Directors Out in Canada and UK FCA Seeks Input on Its Mission

The corporate governance highlights from October include a look at shareholder activism, a new report on corporate governance in the EU, and amendments to proxy rules in the US.

CorpGov Roundup: Investors Have Opportunity to Speak Up in Multiple Regions

The corporate governance highlights from September include various regions either enhancing or introducing governance structures for an exchange, institutional investors, and companies in general.

The Current Status of Women on Boards in 2016: A Global Roundup

The percentage of women on boards is increasing, with some countries implementing quotas and more reports coming out that highlight the positive impact gender diversity has on company performance.

CorpGov Roundup: Key Issues Facing Boards in EMEA and Countries Review Corp Gov Codes

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.

SEC Seeks Comments on Quality of Disclosures: Important for Investors to Respond

The SEC has released a request for comment on Subpart 400 in Regulation S-K, which focuses on disclosures related to management, certain security holders, and corporate governance.

Are Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance Any Good? Yes, They Are

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.

CorpGov Roundup: Has Brexit Ushered in Monumental Change to UK Corporate Governance?

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.

CorpGov Roundup: Is US Proxy Advisory Industry under Attack?

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.

CorpGov Roundup: CEO Succession Planning Is in Dismal State, Global Report Finds

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?

CorpGov Roundup: CSA Seeks Investor Input, Report Slams UK Firms’ Pay Practices

Why is a report highly critical of UK companies’ executive pay practices? What did a US paper on compensation goals and firm performance find?

ESG Q&A with SASB: Why Investors Need Sustainability Accounting Standards

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?

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