Tag Archives: Governance

Global and Canadian Trends of Corporate Governance in 2019 and Beyond

Recently, public company boards are facing increasing scrutiny and greater expectations from various stakeholders, particularly in light of society’s elevated concerns regarding corporate culture, gender equality and climate change and sustainability. In its report entitled “2019 Global & Regional Trends … Continue reading

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NACD Public Company Governance Survey

Posted by Friso van der Oord and Barton Edgerton, National Association of Corporate Directors, on Sunday, January 6, 2019 Editor's Note: Friso van der Oord is Director of Research and Barton Edgerton is a Research Consultant at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). … Continue reading

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2019 Global & Regional Trends in Corporate Governance

Posted by Rusty O'Kelley, Anthony Goodman, and Melissa Martin, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 Editor's Note: Jack “Rusty” O’Kelley, III is Global Leader of the Board Advisory & Effectiveness Practice, Anthony Goodman is a member of the Board Consulting and Effectiveness … Continue reading

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The role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in M&A

In private equity, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are often overlooked and undervalued. Due diligence is usually more focused on the financial and quantitative aspects of the target. However, in recent years, ESG has proven to be a powerful … Continue reading

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The Promise of Blockchain Technology in Annual Meetings and Corporate Governance

For many public companies, the annual meeting voting process is littered with intermediaries and inefficiencies that can result in a lack of shareholder engagement. Proposals are often voted on by proxies instead of by shareholders, oftentimes weeks in advance of … Continue reading

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