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Accelerating Board Diversity Panel #ICGN16

#ICGN16 Part 5 – Diversity, ESG & Audits

#ICGN16, the annual meeting of the International Corporate Governance Network, was held in San Francisco, June 27-29. #ICGN16 was the hashtag for tweeting at the meeting, so check Twitter for additional posts to #ICGN16. This post is a continuation of a few rough notes from the conference. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of #ICGN16. (more…)

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#ICGN16: 4, Silicon Valley Exceptionalism

#ICGN16, the annual meeting of the International Corporate Governance Network, was held in San Francisco, June 27-29. #ICGN16 was the hashtag for tweeting at the meeting, so check Twitter for additional posts to #ICGN16. This post is a continuation of a few rough notes from the conference. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of #ICGN16. (more…)

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ICGN Boston 2015, Part 3: Differential Voting Rights

This the third part of my coverage of this year’s ICGN event in Boston. These posts haven’t been checked for accuracy and I haven’t taken the time to edit the prose to make complete well-flowing sentences. Still, I hope you find them of some value. Morning keynote on Differential Voting Rights: Corporate governance and investor protection in […]

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ICGN CII Combined Meeting 2015

I attended day one of the ICGN Boston Event and CII 2015 fall conference at the Westin Copley Plaza in Boston, MA. I will do at least a post or two on this wonderful combined meeting in future. However, I’m also negotiating with a couple of companies on proxy access and will be taking a much needed vacation […]

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ICGN Strengthens Team with Appointments

24 November 2014 – The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) announced two senior appointments today as part of a strategic focus to increase regulatory engagement and expand governance education. George Dallas joins the ICGN team as Policy Director and Tom Rotherham-Winqvist has been contracted as Education Advisor. (more…)

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Myshares App Aimed at Retail Shareholders

Guest Post: Miguel Carrasco – Managing Director and proxy solicitation consultant at Proxycensus Ltd specializing in issues relating to information transmittal, social media technology in IR and the technicalities of the cross border voting process. He is also a member of the ICGN, ECGI, CoF and the Investor Relations Society. (more…)

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Gender Diversity: ICGN's Position

The International Corporate Governance Network sent comments to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). I think they warrant widespread reading and adoption. What follows are highlights from the OSC letter. Gender diversity is a competitiveness issue for a company as a whole and a critical dimension of governance, both in […]

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ICGN 2013: Raw Notes From New York

These are some fairly raw notes from the June 2013 ICGN Annual Conference in New York City. I was unable to attend the second day but the first day was great. Don’t miss the 2014 ICGN Annual in Amsterdam, 16-18 June. Opening Remarks by Jon Feigelson, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF and Roger […]

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Selected Tweets From ICGN 2013 in New York

Unfortunately, I got sick in New York, so missed the entire second day of ICGN 2013. Several weeks later, I am still recovering and am way behind in my other work, so any real comments I have on the conference will be long delayed. In the meantime, here are a few selected tweets. They aren’t […]

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ICGN June Conference: Challenging the Accepted Orthodoxy

I look forward to seeing many of you at ICGN‘s forthcoming Annual Conference, hosted by TIAA-CREF and taking place from 26th-28th June at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.  A summary agenda is accessible via this link for more information. Please visit the ICGN website where you can register.  See my 2010 coverage. (more…)

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ICGN to Release Best Practice Guidelines on Political Spending & Contracts

After extensive consultation with global investors, the ICGN releases two new best practice guidelines: ICGN Guidance on Political Lobbying and Donations and Model Contract Terms Between Asset Owners and Managers. Said Christianna Wood, Chairman of the ICGN Board of Governors: In the post-global financial crisis environment few topics have received as much attention as asset […]

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L'Apel: Democratic Capitalism at Risk

Recently, ICGN held their annual conference in Paris. From the Twitter feed, it appears I missed a good one. (see ICGN Via Twitter) I’ve already mentioned Jon Lukomnik’s appeal to look again at the idea that shareowners’ interests and executives’ can be aligned through compensation strategies. I think one origin of our errors was revising the […]

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ICGN Via Twitter

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to Paris for the ICGN meeting but even from Sacramento I can pick up a little on what is going on via Twitter, #ICGN11. @SMDavisYaleGov Stephen Davis. Debate on exec pay: time to replace alignment, paying CEOs simply as employees? See U-Turn For Exec Comp? 23 people gathered in a windowless conference […]

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ICGN Awards Neuville, Bebchuk and Davis

Madame Colette Neuville received the prestigious ICGN Life-time Achievement Award in Corporate Governance at its Annual Conference. Madame Neuville, known as a stark defender of minority shareholder rights in France for the last 20 years, is recognised for her defence in cases such Vivendi vs Havas in 1998, Schneider vs Legrand in 2001 and Renault […]

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Financial Sustainability: Restoring Market Stability, Corporate Value & Public Trust (ICGN Mid-Year 2010)

Disclaimer: Given Dodd-Frank, proxy plumbing and all those comments I want to provide the SEC, the report below doesn’t do the ICGN Mid-Year Conference justice.  I wrote this up more than a week later with poor notes and memory. Comments, corrections and substitute photos are solicited. Sharing Perspectives Across the Atlantic. Phil Angelides, Lord McFall […]

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Networking at ICGN 2010

ICGN conferences are a great place to network with others in the field of corporate governance from around the world. The 2010 conference in beautiful Toronto Canada was no exception. I’ve reported on day 1 and day 2 of the topical sessions. Now time to cut loose a little. The best example of that, within […]

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ICGN Day 2: CorpGov.net Coverage

ICGN 2010 Annual Conference, The Changing Global Balances: Toronto, Canada Publisher’s Disclaimer: Many of the speakers, especially those affiliated with governments, indicated their remarks represent their own personal views. Not being the  best note-taker, what follows are my cryptic recollections and personal comments. I’d say they are for entertainment purposes only, but that would lead […]

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ICGN Day 1: CorpGov.net Coverage

ICGN 2010 Annual Conference, The Changing Global Balances: Toronto Publisher’s Disclaimer: Many of the speakers, especially those affiliated with governments, indicated their remarks represent their own personal views. Not being the  best note-taker, what follows are my cryptic recollections and personal comments. I’d say they are for entertainment purposes only, but that would lead readers […]

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ICGN in Toronto

As Canada gears up for the G20 summit, Toronto also gets ready to host the world’s largest investors at the International Corporate Governance Network’s (ICGN) annual global summit. The conference runs June 7 – 9 in Toronto, Canada and will gather institutional investors representing almost US$10 trillion in assets under management. If you’d like to […]

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Ownership Responsibilities

Lindsay Tomlinson, Chairman of the National Association Pension Funds, addresses the ICGN and notes that the Institutional Shareholders’ Committee put out a Statement of Principles on Shareholder Engagement. It will now have some enforcement teeth. (Check Against Delivery, 3/25/2010) Firstly we expect that it will be an FSA requirement that all investment management firms authorised […]

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BRIC Project Anticipates ICGN's Theme

ICGN’s annual conference, this June held in Toronto, is on “The Changing Global Balances.” It just so happens that students at theRacetotheBottom.org are also exploring a good portion of this phenomena with a series “The BRIC Project,” which began on April 1, 2010. Dan O’Connell will write posts about corporate governance practices in Brazil.  Rich Jasik […]

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ICGN Issues Global Guidelines for Setting Non-executive Director Pay

In new calls for strengthened accountability, transparency and alignment in non-executive director pay, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) is specifically calling for pay to consist solely of a combination of a cash retainer and equity based remuneration. The ICGN also calls for the elimination of perquisites for non-executive directors. Commenting on the new Guidelines […]

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ICGN – June in Toronto

The world’s foremost leaders in corporate governance will gather in Toronto from 7 – 9 June 2010 at the International Corporate Governance Network’s annual global summit to focus on the evolution within the global capital markets and its impacts on corporate governance. Full details of the program and side meetings can be found at www.icgn.org/conferences. […]

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