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DEI Metrics in Executive Compensation

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Umesh Chandra Tiwari, ESGAUGE, on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Paul Hodgson is a Senior Advisor at ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE. This post relates to a report authored by Mr. Hodgson based on data published by The Conference Board and ESGAUGE. June 29th marks the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions v.

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How Pet Care Became a Big Business

NYT M&A

People have grown more attached to their pets — and more willing to spend money on them — turning animal medicine into a high-tech industry worth billions.

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The ups and downs of global productivity

Mckinsey and Company

Labor productivity over the past 25 years has been a success story for some, a tale of stagnation for others. Investments and digital transformation can boost productivity for all economies, McKinsey research shows.

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Psychedelics-Focused Numinus Plans To Leverage This AI Technology Via New Strategic Acquisition

Benzinga

Psychedelics-focused mental healthcare company Numinus Wellness Inc. (TSX: NUMI ) (OTCQX: NUMIF ) (FSE: LR23) plans to take over MedBright AI Investments Inc. (CSE: MBA ). The proposed transaction comes as the Vancouver-based company reorganizes its operations with a near-term strategic plan toward generating positive EBITDA. What Happened Numinus announced the execution of a letter of intent Thursday to acquire MedBright which deploys artificial intelligence and machine learning to allow medica

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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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Measure of Leadership: CEOs and Directors on Navigating Change

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jason Baumgarten, Julie Daum, and George Anderson, Spencer Stuart, on Thursday, June 27, 2024 Editor's Note: Jason Baumgarten is Global Board & CEO Practice Leader, Julie Daum is Board & CEO Practice Co-leader, North America, and George Anderson is Leader, Board Effectiveness Services, North America at Spencer Stuart. This post is based on a Spencer Stuart memorandum by Mr.

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Volkswagen Will Invest Up to $5 Billion in EV Maker Rivian

NYT M&A

VW and Rivian, a maker of electric trucks that has struggled to increase sales and break even, will work together on software and other technologies.

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Nokia To Acquire Infinera: Infinera's Stock Soars

Benzinga

Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN ) shares are trading higher Thursday after the company announced Nokia Corp (NYSE: NOK ) will acquire the company in a transaction valuing Infinera at $6.65 per share. The Details: The companies announced a definitive agreement under which Nokia will acquire Infinera in a transaction valuing the company at $6.65 per share or an enterprise value of $2.3 billion.

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Climate Disclosure Update

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Michael R. Littenberg and Marc Rotter, Ropes & Gray LLP, on Monday, June 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Michael Littenberg is a Partner and Global Head of ESG, CSR and Business and Human Rights Practice, and Marc Rotter is Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP. Pencils down on climate disclosure compliance? Not so fast. It is uncertain when or if the SEC’s new climate disclosure rules will come into effect.

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Best Practices for Expense Reporting

Machen McChesney

When it comes to expense reporting, having rigorous financial controls is critical to operating a profitable business. You should monitor expenditures incurred by employees on behalf of the company. This enables your organization to track spending, control costs and maintain accurate financial records.

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Help wanted: Charting the challenge of tight labor markets in advanced economies

Mckinsey and Company

For almost two decades, labor markets across advanced economies have tightened—and the trend is set to continue. This article provides a data-driven look via charts to understand the implications.

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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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Novo Nordisk Buys 2seventy's Hemophilia A Program, Divestiture Supports Exclusive Focus On Abecma

Benzinga

On Thursday, 2seventy Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: TSVT ) completed the asset purchase agreement with Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO ). Under the terms, Novo Nordisk has acquired the Hemophilia A program and rights to 2seventy’s in vivo gene editing technology outside of oncology and gene editing for autologous or allogeneic cell therapies of immune cells for autoimmune disease.

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SEC Targets AI Washing in Private Capital Markets

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Charu A. Chandrasekhar, Kristin A. Snyder, and Matt Kelly, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Charu Chandrasekhar and Kristin A. Snyder are Partners and Matt Kelly is a Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. This post is based on a Debevoise memorandum by Ms. Chandrasekhar, Ms. Snyder, Mr. Kelly, Andrew J.

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Chevron's End Is Just The Start For Energized Agency Foes

Law 360 M&A

By knocking down a powerful precedent that has towered over administrative law for 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court's right wing Friday gave a crowning achievement to anti-agency attorneys. But for those attorneys, the achievement is merely a means to an end, and experts expect a litigation blitzkrieg to materialize quickly in the aftermath.

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, May 2024

Mckinsey and Company

Central banks largely hold interest rates, with inflation still above target; freight rates are expected to spike; the US is expected to impose tariffs on multiple imports from China.

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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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The Latest on CDK Global Cybersecurity

Auto Dealer Valuation Insights

As frequent auto conference attendees and sponsors, we discuss trends in the industry with other service providers. In an increasingly digital world, we’ve noted an increase in service providers catering to cybersecurity in a variety of ways.

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ESG Engagements in 2024

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Rebecca Sherratt, Miles Rogerson, and Will Arnot, Diligent Market Intelligence, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 Editor's Note: Rebecca Sherratt is a Publications Editor, Miles Rogerson is a Financial Journalist, and Will Arnot is a Senior Editorial Specialist at Diligent Market Intelligence (DMI). This post is based on a Diligent memorandum by Ms.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Chevron Deference

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a decades-old precedent that instructed judges about when they could defer to federal agencies' interpretations of law in rulemaking, depriving courts of a commonly used analytic tool and leaving lots of questions about what comes next.

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Comment on Leaving the Appraisal Profession by Eric Kretz

Appraisers Blog

I spoke with a chief appraiser at a 3 man shop yesterday in a different city here in Colorado. He had a complex appraisal and was looking for help/data in my area. I asked why he took the assignment, and he said this was the first appraisal his company has had in 8 days. He has had 2 licensed appraisers leave the industry this year due to the declining work.

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LaPorte Named to Top Workplaces List for Fifth Time

LaPorte

LaPorte is proud to announce that the firm has been named to The Times-Picayune ‘Top Workplaces’ list for the fifth time since the award’s inception.… The post LaPorte Named to Top Workplaces List for Fifth Time first appeared on LaPorte.

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Court calls a halt to Exxon case against Arjuna

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Cydney Posner, Cooley LLP, on Saturday, June 22, 2024 Editor's Note: Cydney Posner is Special Counsel at Cooley LLP. This post is based on her Cooley memorandum. In January, ExxonMobil filed a lawsuit against Arjuna Capital, LLC and Follow This, the two proponents of a climate-related shareholder proposal submitted to Exxon, seeking a declaratory judgment that it may exclude their proposal from its 2024 annual meeting proxy statement.

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Skiing And Surfing Make Me A Better Lawyer

Law 360 M&A

The skills I’ve learned while riding waves in the ocean and slopes in the mountains have translated to my legal career — developing strong mentor relationships, remaining calm in difficult situations, and being prepared and able to move to a backup plan when needed, says Brian Claassen at Knobbe Martens.

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Comment on Leaving the Appraisal Profession by Baggins

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Eric Kretz. Hands off the gas powered lawn care equipment! Legislators in Denver are fixated on making use of and retail sale of gas powered residential lawn care equipment illegal. Just this last cycle a vote to outlaw sales of them throughout the entire state missed by only a person or two, and it sounds like the effort to prohibit their use will be successful soon in only the Denver areas.

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Building a superpower: What can we learn from the Magnificent Seven?

Mckinsey and Company

A distinctive capability can lift a company’s performance. But it’s not easy to build one. Here’s a guide to how today’s stock market favorites have created enduring competitive advantages.

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Beyond Risk: Voluntary Disclosure Under Ambiguity

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Ariel Rava (Harvard Law School), on Monday, June 24, 2024 Editor's Note: Ariel Rava is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance. This post is based on his recent article. Ambiguity, also known as Knightian uncertainty, is rooted in nearly every real-life decision process. It refers to situations in which both the outcome and the probabilities governing the set of possible outcomes are unknown.

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Live Nation Tries To Push DOJ's Antitrust Suit Out Of NY

Law 360 M&A

Counsel for Live Nation Entertainment and subsidiary Ticketmaster on Thursday told a skeptical Manhattan federal judge that the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust case belongs in D.C. federal court, where the green light was given for the companies' 2010 merger.

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High Tide To Buy 'Highly Accretive' Cannabis Store For $438K

Benzinga

High Tide Inc. (NASDAQ: HITI ) will acquire a retail cannabis store in Mississauga, Ontario, currently operating as Cantopia for CA$600,000 ($438,417). Canadian cannabis retailer confirmed Wednesday it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement dated June 25, 2024 under which it will acquire Cantopia. The store is located in Mississauga at a bustling retail plaza surrounded by several small businesses.

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Comment on CFPB Crackdown: Unfair Practices Hurting Consumers by J Lincoln

Appraisers Blog

I wouldn’t be surprised if the government is censoring comments that do not fit the narrative they are trying to spin about the “cartel-like monopolies” that are the appraisers and FICO and the credit bureaus. I submitted a comment, but it did not appear on the list. Maybe they are filtering through the comments and that is why there are only 30 comments that have been posted.

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Validating Valuation: How Statistical Learning Can Cabin Expert Discretion in Valuation Disputes

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Andrew Baker (UC Berkeley School of Law), Jonah B. Gelbach (UC Berkeley School of Law), and Eric L. Talley (Columbia Law School), on Thursday, June 27, 2024 Editor's Note: Andrew Baker is an Assistant Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, Jonah B. Gelbach is a Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law , and Eric L. Talley is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

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Unpacking The Circuit Split Over A Federal Atty Fee Rule

Law 360 M&A

Federal circuit courts that have addressed Rule 41(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are split as to whether attorney fees are included as part of the costs of a previously dismissed action, so practitioners aiming to recover or avoid fees should tailor arguments to the appropriate court, says Joseph Myles at Finnegan.

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Anaplan CEO: How decision excellence drives enterprise performance

Mckinsey and Company

Charlie Gottdiener discusses the growing importance of enterprise connectedness and the planning software provider’s research quantifying the business value of better decision making.

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New R&D Tax Credit Reporting Requirements On the Horizon

Gross Mendelsohn

Businesses that capitalize on the popular Research and Development Tax Credit need to be aware of changes in reporting requirements for the 2024 tax year.

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Should Universities Take a Stand on Public Issues? How Effectively Are Universities Governed?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by John C. Wilcox, on Monday, June 24, 2024 Editor's Note: John C. Wilcox is Chairman Emeritus at Morrow Sodali. This post is based on his recent talk at Harvard’s 60th Reunion. Harvard and many of our most respected universities are going through a period of unprecedented turmoil. In a recent Harvard Magazine article entitled “Why Americans Love to Hate Harvard,” former Harvard President Derek Bok described the “rising tide of antagonism to higher education.

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AbbVie Buys Bowel Disease Biotech Celsius For $250M

Law 360 M&A

Chicago-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie said Thursday it has acquired Celsius Therapeutics Inc., a privately held clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapies for patients with inflammatory disease, for $250 million.

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The first female CEO of an NYSE-listed company and two lives that bookended an era

Mckinsey and Company

Our June obituaries include former CEOs of Ford and Boeing, a mathematician-turned-trader who put quants on the map, and a Caribbean-born titan of francophone literature.

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