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NASDAQ’s Board Diversity Proposal

In a push for greater corporate diversity, NASDAQ is proposing a rule that would require its thousands of listed companies to have at least two diverse board directors.  NASDAQ filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month that would require companies to have on their board at least one woman and one […]

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Companies Restructuring in 2020

In last month’s article on current board demand we discussed how companies in 2020 are not only looking to weather the COVID-19 crisis, but to make lasting changes that will benefit them in the long term. Moreover, 2020 has seen an increase in board turnover as a result of the crisis, as concerns about travel […]

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Insights on Current Board Demand

In 2019, public companies were facing pressure from investors and proxy advisors to add women and minority directors to their boards. Prominent proxy advisors, ISS and Glass Lewis, both established policies which recommended voting against the Nomination and Governance chairs of companies with no female directors. State Street Global Advisors and BlackRock have similarly demonstrated […]

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Share Holder Rights Plans: the Poison Pill lessens the opportunity for hostile investors and corporate raiders to take control of public companies

A shareholder rights plan, also known as the “corporate poison pill” is a form of defensive tactic  corporate boards use to prevent a takeover by a bidder. This works by preventing takeover bidders form negotiating a price of sales directly with shareholders, instead forcing them to negotiate with the board. The plan gives shareholders the […]

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Remote Working During COVID-19

Even with some states beginning to reopen, the battle against the coronavirus is not over and the likelihood of a second wave makes it all the more important to ensure your business can be successful even when everyone is working remotely. When done badly, working remotely can breed inefficiency, damage work relationships, and demotivate employees […]

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