News Archive

Shareholder Activism & Politics/Economy

In this video, Josh Black of the “Activist Insight” discusses how politics & economics are impacting shareholder activism.

Brexit: What Companies Need to Know Now

In this video, Paul Weiss’ David Lakhdhir discusses how companies can start to manage their exposure to the risks a Brexit deal may bring.

Global Board Composition Issues

In this video, EY gives us a sense of board composition issues across the globe.

15 Cool Things About GE’s 2015 Form 10-K

This 1-minute video describes how General Electric overhauled its Form 10-K this year to make it investor friendly (and see this video about GE’s

A CFIUS Roundup: Polaris Financial

In this video, Jeff Bell of Morrison & Foerster talks CFIUS in the context of a recent situation.

Study: Year 1 of Conflict Minerals Rules

Here’s a series of videos about a post-filing survey of Form SDs from Tulane. Here is the first video in that series:

Rise of the Chief Information Security Officer

In this video, Paul Gibson & David Boehmer of Heidrick & Struggles discuss the growing demand for Chief Information Security Officer talent:

Growing Demand for GC Responsibilities on Boards

In this 3-minute video, Victoria Reese of Heidrick & Struggles describes how boards are recruiting GCs:

Response: Live Tweeting Earnings Calls – The Megaphone Effect

Q4′s Darrell Heaps responds in this video to Broc’s video about the benefits of live tweeting earnings calls (and here’s Q4’s blog about this

Live Tweeting Earnings Calls: The Megaphone Effect

Learn how Zillow’s 43 live tweets during an earnings call led to a potential reach of 3 million (includes a shout-out to Q4’s Darrell

Sustainability: How Ceres’ Disclosure Search Tool Works

How the new search tool from Ceres for sustainability disclosures works

Director-Shareholder Engagement: Broadridge’s Rich Daly

In this 5-minute video, Broadridge’s Rich Daly muses on the use of technology for directors to directly engage with all shareholders

Sights & Sounds: “Women’s 100 Conference ’14”

My favorite conference of all-time, although admittedly biased…

19 Cool Things About Freeport-McMoRan’s ’14 Proxy Statement

19 great ways that Freeport-McMoRan enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement:

Women Weigh In: Board’s Role in Motivating & Rewarding Executives

This 4-minute video describes a recent report by WomenCorporateDirectors entitled “Going Beyond Best Practices: The Role of the Board in Effectively Motivating and Rewarding

ExxonMobil’s 2014 “Executive Compensation Overview”

For the 4th year in a row, ExxonMobil has put together a 12-page “executive compensation overview” that supplements its proxy statement:

1 Cool Thing About Amazon’s ’14 Proxy Statement

Amazon’s 2014 proxy statement is old-fashioned – only 25 pages long and few charts & graphics

23 Cool Things About Merck’s ’14 Proxy Statement

23 great ways that Merck enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement

18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement

18 great ways that Spectra Energy enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement (compare to last year’s proxy).

27 Cool Things About Intel’s ’14 Proxy Statement

27 great ways that Intel enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.