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Bess Joffe Takes Corporate Governance Post at TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF, the $569 billion financial services provider, appointed Bess Joffe as managing director of corporate governance, effective August 4. She will report to Jonathan Feigelson, senior managing director, general counsel and head of corporate governance, and will be based in London. Joffe will help lead TIAA-Cref’s corporate governance program and policies, including active ownership, public advocacy, thought leadership […]

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Database of "Creative Activism Case Studies"

I’m not endorsing their activities, I’m just passing on a press release from creative groups whose tactics are much more unconventional than mine. I think of them like The Onion, but with more of a social message… although I’m not very familiar with their work. I searched the term “shareholders” on Actipedia.org and came up with […]

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Financing Small-Cap Companies: A Director’s Guide

That’s how I would have titled this excellent book by Adam Epstein. Instead, look for The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies. While it briefly touches on other topics, the key focus is plain in the following statement from the introduction: (more…)

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Best Practices in Proxy Disclosure

Since 2004, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) has prepared best practices documents for reporting issuers to provide guidance on effective disclosure communication related to corporate governance and executive compensation. These documents have been (more…)

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Corporate Governance Guide for Journalists

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in conjunction with the International Center for Journalists, has produced  A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance designed for reporters and editors with experience covering business and finance. The goal is to help journalists develop stories that examine how companies are governed, and spot events that […]

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Bad Rule Adopted on IR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule opposed by investor relations service providers who fear the measure will harm their ability to compete. The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets approved (PDF 95KB) new Section 907.00 of the Listed Company Manual, which will result in the […]

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Stakeholder Engagement Improves Valuation

Wharton Professor of Management Witold Henisz and two co-authors researched the role that stakeholder events played in companies’ efforts to maximize profits. Their paper, Spinning Gold: The Financial Returns to External Stakeholder Engagement, found the value of stakeholder relationships worth twice as much as the value of physical (more…)

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PotashCorp wants you to “Like” its pay disclosures

PotashCorp (TSE, NYSE:POT) is tackling the touchy topic of executive pay with a web-based communication campaign that includes a shareholder survey, a series of videos, and pay disclosures you can easily tweet or Like on Facebook. The Canadian company, which voluntarily adopted an annual say-on-pay vote two years ago, yesterday announced the availability of a […]

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Best Practices for IR Websites

Q4 Web Systems, which provides content management software and tools for IR and corporate websites, has compiled a free compendium of best practices from a wide range of companies around the world as a resource for IR departments seeking to improve their online presence. Unlike what you typically get from a vendor whitepaper, Q4’s best […]

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