December, 2022

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The Top 15 Anticipated ESG-Related Considerations That Will Influence Strategy in 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Dan Romito, Pickering Energy Partners, on Saturday, December 31, 2022 Editor's Note: Dan Romito is Consulting Partner at Pickering Energy Partners. This post is based on his Pickering Energy Partners memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) and For Whom Corporate Leaders Bargain (discussed on the Forum here ) both by Lucian A.

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IVS General Standards Improvement Project

IVSC

IVS General Standards Improvement Project. In 2023 the IVSC will launch a public consultation on proposed changes to the International Valuation Standards (IVS). In addition to proposed updates to the asset-specific standards covering Tangible Assets, Business and Intangibles, and Financial Instruments, the consultation will also outline a series of fundamental changes to the General Standards (Now IVS 100 to IVS 106), which are applicable to all valuations, regardless of asset type and valuati

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The Legal Primacy Norm in Corporate Law

Reynolds Holding

The debate over the corporation’s purpose is today a central topic of corporate law scholarship. So far, the discussion has advanced little beyond a two-sided view, considering only the approaches known as shareholder primacy and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In a new article, I offer an innovative way to resolve this fundamental debate about corporate law – a proposal that recognizes the need for the law to take stakeholder interests into account, while at the same time not impairing e

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SEC Press Release provides Compliance Checklist for Corporations

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Anita B. Bandy, Raquel Fox, and Andrew Hanson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Friday, December 30, 2022 Editor's Note: Anita B. Bandy and Raquel Fox and are partners and Andrew Hanson is associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on a Skadden memorandum by Ms. Bandy, Ms. Fox, Ms. Hanson, and Leo W.

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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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Sports Finance: The New Corporate Trophies

Global Finance

While US sports deals are few and far between, investors have a better chance to score abroad.

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Can Corporate ESG Reports Clear Up ESG Ratings Confusion?

Reynolds Holding

Investors are increasingly incorporating assessments of companies’ performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in their portfolio decisions. The global assets under management of the signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have grown from about $20 trillion in 2010 to about $121 trillion in 2021. [1].

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NBA’s Phoenix Suns nears record $4bn sale

Financial Times M&A

Mortgage billionaire Mat Ishbia and brother Justin set to purchase Suns and WNBA’s Mercury from Robert Sarver

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Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

Mckinsey and Company

Generative AI and other foundation models are changing the AI game, taking assistive technology to a new level, reducing application development time, and bringing powerful capabilities to nontechnical users.

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The Director’s Guide to Shareholder Activism

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, Matt DiGuiseppe, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Friday, December 2, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader, Paul DeNicola is Principal, and Matt DiGuiseppe is Managing Director at the Governance Insights Center at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism (discussed on the Forum here ) by Luci

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What Do All Those Employee Benefit Acronyms Stand For? (Part 1 of 3)

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: Everyone in the employee benefits field uses acronyms like CDHC, EAP, and VEBA. What do these and other employee benefit acronyms stand for? ANSWER: Here’s an explanatory list of common acronyms primarily used in our Cafeteria Plans, Consumer-Driven Health Care, ERISA Compliance, Self-Insured Health Plans, and Fringe Benefits manuals. (Next week’s Question of the Week will address acronyms primarily used in our COBRA, HIPAA, and Group Health Plan Mandates manuals, and the following w

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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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Canadian Hemp Companies Join Forces As Government Deregulates CBD Distribution

Benzinga

Blue Sky Hemp Ventures Ltd. , a? private Canadian company with a focus on whole plant utilization for hemp foods, extracts and sustainable industrial products announced that it has acquired True North Cannabis Corp's retail and bulk distribution assets including all True North’s current and future products. True North is a leader in hemp-based CBD supply with growing proprietary distribution channels through wholesale bulk ingredients and branded, THC-free retail sales in medical and r

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George Osborne to earn share of £26.5m payout in first year at City advisory firm

The Guardian M&A

Robey Warshaw did not specify how much the former chancellor would collect George Osborne will collect a share of a £26.5m payout for his first year working as partner at the City advisory firm Robey Warshaw. The former chancellor, who orchestrated the austerity drive after the financial crisis, is one of four partners at the Mayfair-based company, which announced on Friday it would pay out a total of £26,482,914 to four men.

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GT Newsletter | Competition Currents | December 2022

National Law Review M&A

Greenberg Traurig's International Trade & Investment Practice Jurisdiction: All Federal Netherlands United Kingdom Poland Italy European Union Japan Type of Law: Global Antitrust & Trade Regulation Financial Institutions & Banking Administrative & Regulatory Mergers & Acquisitions Special highlight:

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‘Future vehicles require future insurance’

Mckinsey and Company

In an interview with McKinsey’s Tanguy Catlin, Andrew Rose of OnStar Insurance discusses how telematics data will usher in a new era of auto insurance.

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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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Risk oversight and the board: navigating the evolving terrain

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, Stephen G. Parker, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader, Paul DeNicola is Principal, and Stephen Parker is a Partner, at the Governance Insights Center, at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum. We’re living in an era of unforeseen events that give rise to risks, including geographic conflicts and a “black swan” event—something so unpredictable that

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Why sustainable retail will never go out of fashion

Avanade

Rasmus Hyltegard, Retail Lead in Avanade’s Data & AI Centre of Excellence, discusses barriers facing fashion retailers as they seek to drive sustainable circular agendas.

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Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Management Solutions Provider Atreus

Benzinga

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc (NASDAQ: HSII ) has agreed to acquire Atreus , an interim management solutions provider in Germany. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Atreus generated annual revenue of approximately. Full story available on Benzinga.com.

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Monthly Meeting Agenda Template [Updated for 2023]

Rhythm Systems

One of the many things I get to do in my role here at Rhythm Systems is work with our CEO Patrick Thean to coordinate and run our monthly management team meetings. This monthly meeting is a key component for our leadership team's success; it gets us all aligned, it reinforces and enhances our company culture, it engages and re-focuses our leaders, and it is a great way for us to learn together each month.

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What Do All Those Employee Benefits Acronyms Stand For? (Part 3 of 3)

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: Everybody in the employee benefits field uses acronyms like ALE, MLR, and ACA. What do these and other employee benefits acronyms stand for? ANSWER: Here’s an explanatory list of common acronyms primarily used in our Health Care Reform manual. (Last week’s Checkpoint Question of the Week included acronyms primarily used in our COBRA, HIPAA, and Group Health Plan Mandates manuals, and the Checkpoint Question of the Week from the week before included acronyms from the ERISA Complia

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The future of banks: A $20 trillion breakup opportunity

Mckinsey and Company

Banking is radically transforming. Many banks can thrive by fundamentally changing the way that financial services are embedded into daily life.

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Why Cryptoassets Are Not Securities

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jai Massari, Lightspark, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Jai Massari is Cofounder and CLO of Lightspark and Visiting Lecturer at Berkeley Law. This post is based on her Lightspark piece. FTX’s collapse reiterates the need for comprehensive U.S. regulation of crypto markets. This regulation must have a solid legal foundation, a key pillar of which is a workable framework to distinguish cryptoassets [1] that are securities from those that are not.

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The Top Internal Audit Articles of 2022

Internal Audit 360

I n many ways, 2022 was a year of instability. Many individuals and organizations spent the year trying to put the pandemic, which had dominated every aspect of life in 2020 and 2021, behind them, even while still dealing with its lasting effects. Yet, the dark days that COVID-19 brought failed to recede. The face coverings, testing, and closed offices gave way to Inflation, economic upheaval, and political discord.

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Toshiba Deal Battles Uncertainty As Preferred Bidder Fails To Reach Agreement With Lenders

Benzinga

The chances of Toshiba Corp's (OTC: TOSYY ) preferred bidder securing letters of commitment from banks are unlikely by year-end as disputes over lending terms persist after months of negotiations. A consortium led by Japan Industrial Partners Inc explored bank financing totaling ¥1.4 trillion ($10.6 billion) to take Toshiba private. However, negotiations have stalled over covenants and collateral, Bloomberg reports.

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2023 Strategic Planning Template

Rhythm Systems

It may seem daunting to tackle your Strategic Annual Planning session for 2022. With so much uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, it may be tempting for some company leaders to postpone planning. The temptation is understandable; nobody wants to waste time crafting a detailed annual plan that will have to be scrapped in Q1, which happened to many of us recently.

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Musk Asks Twitter Users If He Should Step Down After Fury Over His Policies

NYT M&A

Fury mounted over Mr. Musk’s moves to prevent Twitter users from sharing links to other social media platforms. The billionaire also asked whether he should remain as head of the service.

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The secret to great health? Escaping the healthcare matrix

Mckinsey and Company

The blueprint to achieve a lifetime of great health is increasingly clear and within our control. But unlocking it requires challenging the orthodoxies currently guiding individuals and institutions.

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Trust, Risk, and Opportunity: Overseeing a Comprehensive Data and Privacy Strategy

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Barbara Berlin, and Joseph Nocera, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, December 26, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader and Barbara Berlin is Managing Director at the Governance Insights Center at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Joseph Nocera is a Partner in Cyber, Risk and Regulatory Marketing at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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FTC Eyes Expanded Enforcement Efforts But Questions Loom

Law 360 M&A

The Federal Trade Commission recently declared it will take a new approach to policing "unfair methods of competition," a move that broadened the agency's view of very old law.

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Social Network For Cannabis Enthusiasts WeedLife To Acquire CBD Company Saving Grace Oil

Benzinga

Social Life Network, Inc. (OTCPK:WDLF) a technology business incubator (TBI) that holds a 15% stake in each of the companies that participate in its TBI program, has announced that one of its TBI companies operating in the legalized cannabis industry, WeedLife, Inc. has executed a letter of intent to acquire Saving Grace Oil, Inc , a CBD company. “The business model of roll-up mergers by our TBI companies is meant to rapidly increase their bottom-line revenues, while leveraging their socia

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To Find a Cybersecurity Solution for Everyone, We First Need to Admit Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Problem

Audit Board

Cyber breaches and costs reached all-time highs in 2021, and the first half of 2022 saw a 42% global increase in attacks. Organizations want to better prepare for and defend against cyber attacks, but they’re not getting the information they need to do it. . In the U.S., there’s still no federal mandate for open disclosure of data breaches and other cyber attacks.

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Elon Musk sells new $3.6bn tranche of Tesla shares

The Guardian M&A

Latest selloff takes total sale this year to $23bn and follows loss of world’s richest man title Elon Musk has sold a further $3.6bn worth of shares in Tesla, in the same week that he lost the title of world’s richest man to France’s Bernard Arnault. The disposal, revealed in a regulatory filing , takes the total amount raised by Musk from sales of his stock in the electric carmaker this year to more than $20bn.

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How personalization at scale can invigorate Asian insurers

Mckinsey and Company

The surge in digital consumer interactions is making possible a new era of gathering, analyzing, and responding to individual customer data strategically and with precision.

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Being prepared for the next crisis: The board’s role

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, David Stainback, and Brian Schwartz, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Thursday, December 29, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader at the Governance Insights Center, David Stainback is a Territory Crisis Leader, and Brain Schwartz is a Partner in Cyber, Risk & Regulatory, at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum.

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What Do All Those Employee Benefits Acronyms Stand For? (Part 2 of 3)

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: Everybody in the employee benefits field uses acronyms like ADA, MSP, and PHI. What do these and other employee benefits acronyms stand for? ANSWER: Here’s an explanatory list of common acronyms primarily used in our COBRA, HIPAA, and Group Health Plan Mandates manuals. (Last week’s Checkpoint Question of the Week included acronyms primarily used in our ERISA Compliance, Self-Insured Health Plans, Cafeteria Plans, Consumer-Driven Health Care, and Fringe Benefits manuals, and in nex