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Crises Will Define 2021 Proxy Voting Season, with a Focus on Human Capital, Board Diversity, Corporate Political Activity, and Climate Change at Virtual Shareholder Meetings

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The pandemic, racial protests, conflict attending the recent Presidential election, and ongoing concerns about the environment will help to define the upcoming 2020 proxy season, further accelerating trends that have been building over the past few years.

Released today, 2021 Proxy Season Preview and Shareholder Voting Trends (2017-2020) builds on a multi-year analysis of corporate filings across both the Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes to provide insights for what’s ahead in shareholder voting. The report is complemented by an online dashboard where data can also be analyzed by business sector and company size group. The project was conducted by The Conference Board and ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE, in collaboration with the leadership advisory and search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance. read more

February 1, 2021 With Comments are closed

Report of the 2020 Multi-Stakeholder Working Group on Practices for Virtual Shareholder Meetings

Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
Council of Institutional Investors
Society for Corporate Governance

December 10, 2020

Read the report in its entirety HERE.

December 10, 2020 With Comments are closed

Ex-Fed GC Says Lessons Of 2008 Helped With COVID-19 – Law360

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 7:11 PM EDT) — The lessons learned in the global financial crisis of 2008 allowed Congress and financial regulators to move faster and with more precise measures to boost a wavering economy brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a panel of legal experts said Tuesday.

Attorney Thomas Baxter Jr., who was general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the financial crisis, said one important element of both emergency situations was the “healing power” of the special purpose vehicle, a legal entity that acts as a funding structure for businesses in need. read more

October 29, 2020 With Comments are closed

2020 Opening Academic Session

Keynote address by Columbia Law School Professor (and former SEC Commissioner) Robert Jackson.

Registration required.

Register for the public session here:

https://tinyurl.com/RUCCLGOpeningSession

September 3, 2020 With Comments are closed

The Trump Effect on Businesses – What You Need to Know

By: Yian Pan

Donald John Trump was sworn in on January 20, 2017 as the 45th President of the United States and the only president who has neither had any political experience nor any military experience. 1 Regardless of political views, this administration will undoubtedly bring about drastic changes in this country. This post will focus on some of the potential changes and the effects the new administration will have on corporations and businesses, including Trump’s proposed corporate tax plan, his trade war, Dodd-Frank reforms and future prosecutions of corporate crime. read more

March 7, 2017 With Comments are closed

Panel of Experts Looks at Technology, Entrepreneurs and the Law

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November 11, 2016 With Comments are closed