Activism is on the rise. When and how can activist shareholders in the boardroom be a force for positive change? Directors need to be prepared. Janet Clark, Darren Novak, Brian L. Shorr, and Andrew Shapiro discuss the issues around strategy and corporate governance at an NACD board leadership conference.
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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2014 NACD Directorship 100, the annual list that recognizes leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance. NACD has recognized individual directors who serve as role models in promoting exemplary board leadership, oversight, and courage in the boardroom for more than 37 years. Continue Reading →
The Coca-Cola Company $KO, is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/23/2014. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of four funds when I checked and voted on 4/15/2014. I voted with management 63% of the time. View Proxy Statement, which by the way is very nice and user friendly. See 18 Cool Things about the proxy.
Warning: Be sure to vote each item on the proxy. Any items left blank are voted in favor of management’s recommendations. (See Broken Windows & Proxy Vote Rigging – Both Invite More Serious Crime) Continue Reading →
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is seeking nominations for the 2014 NACD Directorship Awards, including the NACD Lifetime Achievement Award, the NACD Director of the Year, and the NACD Directorship 100. Continue Reading →
BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) have issued a call for papers that address global governance challenges. Academics and governance practitioners are invited to submit original papers focused on emerging issues and opportunities likely to impact boardrooms and/or shareholders over the next decade. Continue Reading →
Guest Post: Adam J. Epstein is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the small-cap contributing editor to Directorship magazine, and advises small-cap boards through his firm, Third Creek Advisors. He is the author of The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies (McGraw-Hill, 2012). A version of this article first appeared in the Jan/Feb ’14 issue of Directorship magazine. Mr. Epstein can be reached at [email protected]. More from Epstein on CorpGov.net.
Much is said and written about initial public offerings in this country from seemingly every possible angle. Interestingly, though, there is an equally important financing ecosystem in the U.S. capital markets that is similar in size to and sometimes even larger than the IPO market, about which comparatively little is said or written. Continue Reading →
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 NACD Directorship 100 has been extended. Take a moment to nominate the most influential individuals in and around the boardroom for 2013 NACD Directorship 100, Director of the Year, and B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement honors before nominations close May 10. Submit Nomination.
Last year I attended the NACD Directorship 100, proud to be listed again a worthy of being watched. This year, even though so honored, I won’t be able to make this important learning event. Learning event? Aren’t these functions mostly just networking opportunities? They are both. No one should question the value of such functions as networking opportunities. Who better to meet than the Directorship 100 (and even the ones to watch)? But I just noticed the October edition of NACD Directorship provides evidence of learning beyond even what those putting on the event might have expected. Amazingly I may have played a small part in it. Continue Reading →
Boards ranging from small-cap companies to the Fortune 10 are currently working with NACD Board Advisory Services to facilitate confidential and independent evaluations of their boards and directors. Continue Reading →
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) sent a letter to ISS commenting on their recent policy proposal: Board Response to Majority-Supported Shareholder Proposals. Continue Reading →
M&A activity is on the rise, and recent decisions by the Delaware Chancery Court make the stakes for directors higher than ever. The businesspersons and lawyers on this panel offered plenty of insights about the life-cycle of a current M&A transaction from initial market check to consummation and then follow-up litigation, pointing out the all-too-frequent pitfalls for directors. Continue Reading →
Sacramento, CA (Oct. 8, 2012) — James McRitchie download <http://corpgov.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/resume2012.pdf>, Publisher of Corporate Governance (aka, CorpGov.net) <http://corpgov.net>, has been named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100’s “People to Watch” in recognition of his exemplary leadership in influencing corporate boards and for promoting the highest standards of corporate governance. Selected by the NACD Directorship Editorial Advisory Committee and the NACD Board of Directors, the
NACD Directorship 100 recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Continue Reading →
National Association of Corporate Directors, Silicon Valley Chapter, Inc. Interview with: Ken Denman, Former President & CEO, Openwave Systems, Inc. Hosted by: Abe Friedman, Managing Partner, CamberView Partners Continue Reading →
BlackRock and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) issued an invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers and university faculty to participate in a Continue Reading →
See details of upcoming meeting on the DNA of a successful board below. Richard Levy, chairman of Varian Medical Systems, talks with Jim Balassone, executive-in-residence at the Continue Reading →