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Corporate Governance


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?

CorpGov Roundup: Hermes EOS Hire Signals Serious Reform Business in Japan

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.

CorpGov Roundup: Are Vanguard, Buffett, Dimon, BlackRock Sowing Seeds for US Code?

Financial luminaries Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, and the heads of BlackRock, Fidelity, Vanguard, and others have held meetings to work on improving the corporate governance of public companies.

CorpGov Roundup: NY Comptroller Extends Proxy Project, EU Tackles ESG

Research on the materiality of nonfinancial disclosures from the buy and sell sides’ perspectives and the New York City Comptroller’s expansion of its “Boardroom Accountability Project” are among corpgov news spanning the globe in January.

CorpGov Roundup: Reports, Codes, Blueprint, and CROWN in the Mix

Three countries rolled out new codes in December. Another country is producing issuer data reports, and another launched a pilot financial database called CROWN.

2015 Top 10 Posts: Toshiba Scandal, Bank Risk, Fiduciary Rule, Shadow Banking

From the Toshiba accounting scandal to the Labor Department’s controversial fiduciary rule proposal, 2015 has been an eventful year for capital markets.

Executive Pay Disclosure in the CD&A Era: Six CorpGov Experts Offer Their Say

What do investors want in compensation disclosure, and what best practices have emerged in recent years? CorpGov experts weigh in, and advise companies to craft their CD&As early.

CorpGov Roundup: Board Tenure — How Long? ESG Issues — What Should Be Reported?

Spinning the corpgov globe in November, board tenure, dual-class shares, ESG issues pop up.

ESG Education: Bridging the Gap for Better Informed Investment Decisions

For investment professionals, a key idea in the discussion of ESG issues is that systematically considering ESG issues will likely lead to more complete investment analyses and better-informed investment decisions.



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