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Rebellion extinction: Does Exxon mark the end of shareholder engagement?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Georgia Stewart, Tumelo, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Editor's Note: Georgia Stewart is CEO of Tumelo. This post was prepared for the Forum by Ms. Stewart. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Social Responsibility Resolutions (discussed on the Forum here ) by Scott Hirst and Stockholder Politics by Roberto Tallarita.

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F.T.C. Sues to Block Kroger-Albertsons Grocery Store Deal

NYT M&A

The regulator is trying to stop the largest supermarket merger in history, arguing that the deal would eliminate competition and raise prices for consumers.

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ValuAsia Connect Webinar Series: Environment, Social and Governance

IVSC

Introduction Welcome to ValuAsia Connect, a webinar series specifically tailored for valuation professionals and stakeholders throughout Asia. Co-organised by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS), this series seeks to address the evolving landscape of valuation practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The equity story you need for the long-term investors you want

Mckinsey and Company

Sophisticated investors are more likely to afford a company more time to let its strategy play out, even during volatility. But first, they need a clear equity story.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Nickel Industry Cutbacks To Support Prices As Miners Brace For Long Slump: '2030s Will Likely Be More Attractive'

Benzinga

Lower production among the world's largest nickel miners in response to a price slump for the metal end up supporting the market. That’s according to Russian metals giant Nornickel. London Metal Exchange nickel prices are down around 30% in the year through Friday, primarily driven by burgeoning supply from Indonesia — the world's largest producer of the metal.

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2024 Proxy Season Preview: Looking for a Silver Lining

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Merel Spierings, The Conference Board, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Editor's Note: Merel Spierings is Senior Researcher for the ESG Center at The Conference Board. This post is based on an upcoming Conference Board report, which was developed using data from ESG analytics firm ESGAUGE and produced in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.

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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading After Overhearing Wife’s Work Calls

NYT M&A

The man made $1.7 million in profits after buying and selling stocks in a company that his wife’s employer, BP, acquired, prosecutors said.

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The potential benefits of AI for healthcare in Canada

Mckinsey and Company

Integrating AI into Canadian healthcare could help simplify administrative work; improve system management, care quality, and patient and staff experience; and boost affordability via lower spending.

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BREAKING: FTC Challenges Kroger's $25B Albertsons Buy

Law 360 M&A

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new, national front Monday against Kroger's heavily-criticized $24.6 billion purchase of fellow grocery store giant Albertsons, challenging a deal it said threatens both shoppers and workers and cannot be saved by the planned divestiture of a "hodgepodge" of hundreds of stores.

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Chancery Invalidates Elon Musk’s $55.8 Billion Equity Compensation Package

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Sean Feller, Krista Hanvey, and Christina Andersen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Editor's Note: Sean Feller and Krista Hanvey are Partners, and Christina Andersen is Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. This post is based on their Gibson memorandum and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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Comment on AMCs Violating TILA and C&R Fee Clauses by Anonymous

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Maria. Do not worry about the AMC fee is not available. The group collecting the information has what is being charged and can fill in the gaps.

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An Emboldened F.T.C. Bolsters Biden’s Efforts to Address Inflation

NYT M&A

With few unilateral options and little hope of legislation from Congress, the president’s early investment in competition policy could pay a political dividend.

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Adopting AI at speed and scale: The 4IR push to stay competitive

Mckinsey and Company

AI has brought the Fourth Industrial Revolution to an inflection point, and manufacturers must choose a path forward: innovate, accelerate, or follow fast.

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Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

Law 360 M&A

Delaware's Court of Chancery dropped two potentially far-reaching decisions last week: one about founder control at Moelis & Co. and another about TripAdvisor's planned move to Nevada. On top of that, there were new cases involving Citrix Systems, Alcoa Corp., BGC Partners Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald LP.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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2024 Proxy Advisor Guidelines: What Companies Need to Know Heading into the 2024 Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Elizabeth K. Bieber, Sarah Ghulamhussain, and Peter Liddle, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on Monday, February 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Elizabeth K. Bieber and Sarah Ghulamhussain are Partners, and Peter Liddle is a Law Clerk at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. This post is based on their Freshfields memorandum. The two most influential proxy advisor firms, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co.

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Comment on AMCs Violating TILA and C&R Fee Clauses by Seneca

Appraisers Blog

The damage caused by Appraisal Management Companies violating TILA & the Customary & Reasonable fee clauses goes beyond just financial losses.

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The BT Tower, a Once-Futuristic London Landmark, Will Become a Hotel

NYT M&A

The tower, once used to send telecom traffic, has been sold and will be transformed by the company that turned the TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport into a hotel.

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Healthcare in Latin America: What are consumers looking for?

Mckinsey and Company

A survey of more than 4,200 people paints a picture of typical healthcare consumers in Latin America, including their tendency to defer care and their desire for more convenient settings of care.

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FTC Says Twitter Staff Prevented Musk Violating Privacy Order

Law 360 M&A

The Federal Trade Commission told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that were it not for Twitter employees disobeying Elon Musk's orders to grant some reporters "full access to everything. no limits at all" to the social media platform's systems, the company may have violated a 2022 FTC consent decree.

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Oregon State Treasury Nomination Neutrality

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Philip Larrieu, Oregon State Treasury, on Monday, February 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Philip Larrieu is a Stewardship Investment Officer at the Oregon State Treasury. This post was prepared for the Forum by Mr. Larrieu. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Universal Proxies (discussed on the Forum here ) by Scott Hirst and The Myth of the Shareholder Franchise (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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Comment on It’s Just Responsible Journalism! by Russell

Appraisers Blog

In reply to PD. Yes, you are so right. I did not touch of the other appraisals. If we are doing our jobs properly the spread at most in my opinion would be 3%-5% at most. The spreads are just too wide. So, he kept getting an appraisal until they hit the number. I wonder what he told the other two appraisers. This really stinks. I thank GOD I can pick what business I want.

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Use our free timetable to help improve your business

JPAbusiness

Every business is different, but it’s still critical for every business to have discipline and a deliberate focus around the key elements you monitor and manage. In our free ebook Tips to improve financial and operational performance we examine the top 4 business elements we believe owners and managers should monitor, review and analyse to effectively manage and improve financial and operational performance.

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Deploying generative AI in US state governments: Pilot, scale, adopt

Mckinsey and Company

States could have much to gain from using generative AI tools in their operations. A low-risk strategy may be to test some applications while preparing a longer-term implementation plan.

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Sorrento Says US Trustee's Protest Of Texas Venue Off Base

Law 360 M&A

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. told a Texas bankruptcy court the company's choice to bring a Chapter 11 in the Lone Star state was sound, so the court should ignore a call from the U.S. Trustee's Office to trash or relocate the case.

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Tornetta v. Musk is the Rule of Law at Work

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Editor's Note: Holger Spamann is the Lawrence R. Grove Professor at Harvard Law School. This post is based on his recent op-ed. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem and Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation both by Lucian A.

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Texas Statewide Rule 8 Overhaul

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

In October 2023, the Railroad Commission of Texas (the “RRC,” or the “Commission”) announced that for the first time in nearly 40 years, 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.8 (relating to Water Protection), also known as Statewide Rule 8 (“Rule 8”), would undergo a significant overhaul.

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Ncontracts and America's Credit Unions Announce Alliance

N Contracts

BRENTWOOD, TN., February 22, 2023 –  Ncontracts , the leading provider of integrated compliance, risk, and vendor management solutions to the financial services industry, announced today its agreement with America’s Credit Unions for the promotion of Ncontracts' full suite of time and cost-saving risk management solutions.

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Winning in the European automotive industry: A micromarket approach

Mckinsey and Company

The automotive ecosystem will become more competitive. Micromarket insights that allow automotive players in Europe to sharpen and tailor their strategies can be a competitive advantage.

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Chevron warns of threat to $53bn Hess deal from ExxonMobil

Financial Times M&A

US’s biggest supermajor and China’s Cnooc highlight right of first refusal in Guyana project stake central to acquisition

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2024 Proxy Season Preview

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Mike Tae and Chuck Callan, Broadridge, on Sunday, February 25, 2024 Editor's Note: Mike Tae is Co-President of Investor Communication Services, and Chuck Callan is SVP of Regulatory Affairs at Broadridge. Overview Looking Back: Recent proxy seasons [1] were characterized by greater numbers of shareholder proposals along with declining levels of shareholder support for them. [2] As a category, support for environmental and social proposals declined to a five-year low from a highwater ma

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Taft Stettinius Adds 6 Dinsmore Attys In Detroit, Chicago

Law 360 M&A

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP said it has hired six attorneys from Dinsmore & Shohl LLP who focus their practices on business law and litigation matters.

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Comment on Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don’t by Joseph

Appraisers Blog

A comment was made by an appraiser who is black; in this racially charged world I applaud his thoughts, I have been an appraiser for 20 years, a home inspector for 5, an evil “flipper” for 10 and a real estate agent, in other words I have been around the industry for a long time. I can’t believe we as appraiser have allowed our profession to be bastardized like it has; I always thought like most that the AI would stand up for us, by NO WAY…they just want to pummel us with

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The network is the product: How AI can put telco customer experience in focus

Mckinsey and Company

With advances in AI, telecom operators can better understand individual customers’ network experience, enabling ROI-maximizing capital allocation, higher reliability, and better commercial outcomes.

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New Independent Contractor Rules: Do They Affect Your Employees?

Machen McChesney

The Department of Labor's final rule for employee or independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act rescinds the 2021 Independent Contractor Rule, replacing it with guidance on analysis that's more consistent with the FLSA as interpreted by longstanding judicial precedent and was scheduled to take effect March 11, 2024.

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