Shareholder Engagement

What Boards Need To Know About Shareholder Activism

Proxy season is coming and no company is immune from activist campaigns. A look at what attracts an activist investor, common activist objectives and the board’s responsibilities and opportunities related to preparing for and responding to an activist.

The GameStop Effect: Risks Of Today’s Market Dynamics

While an escalation the scale of GameStop won’t likely be a common occurrence, this sort of single stock vulnerability is likely here to stay, particularly for small and mid-cap public companies with limited trading float. What boards need to know.

Challenged By Activists, Kohl’s Uses Active Communication

Proactive strategies have convinced investors to scale back the number of board members they want to replace, from nine to five.

More Director Accountability Likely Means Higher Levels Of D&O Insurance

Boards are increasingly being held responsible for climate change related natural disasters, fraud and corruption allegations, and various other ESG-related lawsuits.

Stakeholder Capitalism’s Forgotten Stakeholder

If boards really want to make progress on ESG issues—not just for their companies but, for society—they need to remember they can’t do it alone.

Attack of the SPACs

What directors need to know about this fast-track path to going public.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Directors’ Outlook For Economy Dims To Pre-Vaccine Levels On Inflation Fears

Our gauge of U.S. public company board member confidence is now just 3 percent above where it was last fall, before Covid-19 vaccines were released.