Shareholder Engagement

Demystifying The Index Funds

Index funds are awakening to their influence and the responsibilities associated with their place at the top of the shareholder register.

Xerox Proxy Battle Hinged On CEO Conflict

For ousted Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, the perception (echoed by a judge) that he was pushing forward with a merger deal with Fujifilm to save his own job proved too much to overcome.

A Sense of Purpose: Trends in Shareholder Engagement

Not only are investors pushing boards to think more strategically about ESG, diversity, and long-term sustainable investment, they’re also pushing for more shareholder communication around these topics.

JPMorgan Chase Chairman Jamie Dimon Shares His Wisdom

JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon demonstrates a cogent worldview that business is one part a race for numbers and at least two parts sensitivity to human nature.

Want To Stay Relevant? Think Like An Activist Investor

For corporate boards and their companies, the only real protection from an activist investor is to consistently turn in an excellent performance.

What Boards Need To Know About Proxy Access As The 2018 Proxy Season Approaches

Would your board be ready to respond if a large shareholder asked the company to join the more than 450 U.S. public companies that have adopted proxy access?

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.