Archive | September, 2013

Job Opening: Corporate Governance Specialist

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2013 Location: New Brunswick, NJ Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers.Corporate Governance Specialist-7790130919Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, (more…)

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CorpGov.net Blogroll: Recent Posts

SocialFunds.com  –  Mutual Fund Challenged over Proxy Voting on ESG Issues Read this important post from Robert Krupp and follow the example of Zevin Asset Management. It is great to see Jackie Cook’s 2013 Proxy Season Roundup put to good use. Cook found (more…)

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The False Promise of the Enhanced Broker Internet Platform

On September 22, the HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation posted an article (The Promise of the Enhanced Broker Internet Platform) from John Endean, President of the American Business Conference, a coalition of CEOs of mid-cap companies. I attempted to post a comment on the HLS Forum but it appears to have fallen through the cracks. […]

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Take Action: Comments on SEC Pay Ratio Rulemaking Due December 2

Last week the SEC finally proposed rules to require public companies to disclose the pay ratio between their CEO and their employees, as mandated by Dodd-Frank. Companies would have to disclose the ratio between CEO compensation and the median pay of their employees. Update: Comments due December 2nd. As reported by the WSJ,  the ratio of “average” […]

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Video Friday: When Shareholders Vote Go & Board Says No + Top 20 Films about Finance

Recommended viewing this week is a discussion between TK Kerstetter, Chairman, NYSE Governance Services / Corporate Board Member and Scott Cutler, EVP, NYSE Euronext. Learn when directors most frequently get withhold votes. Shareholder communication is critical. To watch this one, you will need to go directly to This Week in the Boardroom. In our second of […]

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New Proxy Advisor in Australia Doesn't Ignore Retail

KOLESNIKOFF Governance touts itself as “the only professional provider of independent proxy voting and governance research on ASX listed companies and capital markets which is accessible by all investors.” According to their website: We fill the void in professional corporate governance and proxy voting research available to Australia’s retail, self-funded and self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) investors, who have previously […]

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Video Friday: Delaware Law Issues Update

The Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware are pleased to announce a new conference focused on Delaware corporate law issues essential to corporate secretaries, in-house and outside counsel. The conference will be held at the University of Delaware in Newark, […]

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Good Reads in Corporate Governance: Quarterlies & More

“The Annual Report 2013” from Directors & Boards has lots of great articles, as always, but my favorite in the current issue is James Kristie’s The Year in Review.  “It was a full agenda for activists, regulators, and reformers — and the boards that had to react to them. A month-by-month timeline of year 2012 and […]

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Good Reads in Corporate Governance: Redefining Materiality II

AccountAbility has released a comprehensive report examining the growing importance of non-financial factors on corporate performance, disclosure, and valuation. Redefining Materiality II by Marcy Murninghan was developed in response to accelerating acceptance that non-financial materiality is an influential factor in corporate valuation. As part of a new series of publications on materiality, the report describes the landscape of […]

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2013 Millstein Forum: Deconstruction of SIFIs and Capital Allocation

The following are cryptic notes and a few photos taken at the 2013 Millstein Forum held June 24 & 25 at Columbia Law School. Be sure to check out the Forum’s photo gallery for more photos, agenda, notes, etc. Moderator: Ira M. Millstein, Chair, Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at the Columbia Law School; Counsel, Systemic Risk Council; Senior Partner, […]

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2013 Millstein Forum: Managing Risk for Diverse Ownership

The following are cryptic notes and a few photos taken at the 2013 Millstein Forum held June 24 & 25 at Columbia Law School. Be sure to check out the Forum’s photo gallery with links to other materials as well. Moderator:  Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer, VP and Corporate Secretary at Prudential Financial, substituted for Holly J. Gregory, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges […]

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2013 Millstein Forum: New Communication Tech – Help or Hinderance?

The following are cryptic notes and a few photos taken at the 2013 Millstein Forum held June 24 & 25 at Columbia Law School. Be sure to check out the Forum’s photo gallery with links to other materials as well. For the panel on social media the moderator was John A. Seethoff, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, Microsoft Corporation. […]

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2013 Millstein Forum – Keynote Speaker: Sheila Bair

The following are cryptic notes and a photo taken at the 2013 Millstein Forum held June 24 & 25 at Columbia Law School. Be sure to check out the Forum’s photo gallery. I was probably paying more attention to my table-mates than the speaker but decided to post my note and an extensive interview conducted by Bill Moyers. BofA wasn’t […]

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