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Beyond Numbers: Incorporating ESG into International Valuation Standards

IVSC

Alexander Aronsohn FRICS is a chartered surveyor with long and wide ranging experience encompassing residential asset management, commercial and residential development, rating, national and international valuation and investment. He has worked as a property professional for over twenty years in a number of different specialisms, including at DTZ where he became an associate director in both their international valuation and international investment teams, focussing on cross border portfolio val

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A Global Baseline? How to Navigate Interoperability Across Sustainability Reporting Rules

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., on Thursday, March 28, 2024 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at ISS STOXX. This post is based on an ISS-Corporate memorandum by Jacob McKeeman and Kieran Woodsworth. Sustainability reporting rules developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) for the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards are set to be adopted across jurisdictions in the next few years, establishing a global ba

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Generative AI: The next S-curve for the semiconductor industry?

Mckinsey and Company

The surge of interest in and use of generative AI translates to higher demand for semiconductors, pushing the industry to innovate faster and produce more capable and efficient chips.

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Josh Kushner and Karlie Kloss Plan to Revive Life Magazine

NYT M&A

The investor Josh Kushner and his wife, Karlie Kloss, have struck a deal with Barry Diller’s media company to revive it as a regular print title.

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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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Beyond Numbers: Incorporating ESG into International Valuation Standards

IVSC

Alexander Aronsohn FRICS is a chartered surveyor with long and wide ranging experience encompassing residential asset management, commercial and residential development, rating, national and international valuation and investment. He has worked as a property professional for over twenty years in a number of different specialisms, including at DTZ where he became an associate director in both their international valuation and international investment teams, focussing on cross border portfolio val

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Ira M. Millstein tribute

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Stephen Davis (Harvard Law School), on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Stephen M. Davis is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and a Co-organizer of the Capital+Constitution project. “Giant” is the word many would use to describe Ira Millstein as a shaper of modern corporate governance. But the word he preferred for himself was “cricket”, as in the character in the Pinocchio story who sits on a wooden shoulder urging the puppet to behave.

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Independent to take control of BuzzFeed and HuffPost in UK and Ireland

The Guardian M&A

Media companies to combine publishing and advertising platforms to target gen Z and millennials The Independent will take control of BuzzFeed and HuffPost in the UK and Ireland with the intention to create “Britain’s biggest publisher network for gen Z and millennial audiences”, the publishers have said. The two media companies will combine their publishing, data and advertising platforms “to allow commercial partners to seamlessly buy across their sites”.

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IVS Accepted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

IVSC

Peter Maras is a valuation, damages quantification, and accounting specialist with over 15 years of experience, currently leading Reference Consulting in Singapore since 2016. Peter has worked extensively across various industries and purposes, including financial reporting, tax, and dispute resolution under major arbitral rules and in courts across Australia, the Cayman Islands, and Singapore.

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Legal Risk and Insider Trading

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London) and Emiliano S. Pagnotta (Singapore Management University), on Friday, March 29, 2024 Editor's Note: Marcin Kacperczyk is Professor of Finance at Imperial College London, and Emiliano S. Pagnotta is an Associate Professor of Finance at Singapore Management University. This post is based on their article published in the Journal of Finance.

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Sustainable style: How fashion can afford and accelerate decarbonization

Mckinsey and Company

Translating fashion’s decarbonization commitments into action has proved difficult. A new McKinsey analysis outlines what the industry can do to reach its targets.

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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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Trout CPA Professionals Presents at the ESOP Association Conference

Trout CPA

Valuation Services Partner W. Michael Wolfe, CPA/ABV, CVA , and Senior Manager Sean Post, CPA, CFE , had the privilege of addressing attendees at the ESOP Association Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Spring Conference on March 20, 2024. The ESOP Association stands as the preeminent advocate and educational resource for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) across the United States.

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Investors Strike $42.5M Deal In Brookfield-GGP Merger Suit

Law 360 M&A

Brookfield Property Partners LP has reached a tentative $42.5 million deal to bring an end to a yearslong battle with stockholders who alleged they were given misleading information about the global real estate company's 2018 acquisition of U.S. mall operator GGP Inc.

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New OECD Research on Sustainable Bonds

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Caio de Oliveira, Adriana De La Cruz, and Pietrangelo De Biase, OECD, on Monday, March 25, 2024 Editor's Note: Caio de Oliveira is the Team Leader for Sustainable Finance, and Adriana De La Cruz and Pietrangelo De Biase are Policy Analysts in the Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division within the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Driving innovation with generative AI

Mckinsey and Company

Companies with innovation cultures are way ahead of peers in deploying—and benefiting from—generative AI.

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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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Johnson & Johnson Strong Strategic Fit For Shockwave Medical, But Medtronic, Boston Scientific Could Be Other Bidder, Says Analyst

Benzinga

Tuesday, Shockwave Medical Inc (NASDAQ: SWAV ) shares traded higher following a Wall Street Journal report suggesting Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) is reportedly in talks to acquire the company. Shockwave Medical is a cardiovascular medical device. In 2022, Johnson & Johnson acquired heart failure device-focused Abiomed Inc. for an upfront payment of $380.00 per share in cash, corresponding to an enterprise value of approximately $16.6 billion.

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T-Mobile Can Appeal Refusal To Toss Sprint Merger Case

Law 360 M&A

An Illinois federal court granted T-Mobile's request on Wednesday to immediately appeal a ruling refusing to toss a proposed class action from AT&T and Verizon subscribers who have alleged their prices increased because of T-Mobile's 2020 merger with Sprint.

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COVID-19 Risk Factors and Boilerplate Disclosure

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 Editor's Note: Adam C. Pritchard is Frances & George Skestos Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. This post is based on a working paper by Stephen J. Choi , Mitu Gulati , Xuan Liu , and Professor Pritchard. * This illustration depicts the widespread adoption of a boilerplate sentence concerning the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan by various firms in their 10-Ks and 10-Qs.

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Rethinking organizational health for the new world of work

Mckinsey and Company

Yes, organizational health still drives long-term performance—but the way leaders measure and diagnose health should change, new research shows.

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Credits and incentives available to retirement plan sponsors

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) Employers with less than 100 employees who have recently adopted or are considering a retirement plan have a tax savings opportunity. The post Credits and incentives available to retirement plan sponsors first appeared on LaPorte.

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Timberwolves Owner Calls Off $1.5B Sale To A-Rod, Lore

Law 360 M&A

Glen Taylor, the longtime majority owner of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, confirmed Thursday he will not sell the teams for $1.5 billion to former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and entrepreneur Marc Lore, publicly stating the two would-be buyers missed the deadline to acquire a controlling interest.

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Doubly-Binding Director Say-on-Pay

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor, on Thursday, March 28, 2024 Editor's Note: Michael R. Levin is the Founder and Editor of The Activist Investor. This post is based on his TAI memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Paying for Long-Term Performance (discussed on the Forum here ) and Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation both by Lucian A.

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Making green logistics services profitable

Mckinsey and Company

Logistics companies have struggled to commercialize decarbonized services. A new approach could help win over customers and boost margins while reducing emissions.

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Inside the battle for ‘trophy asset’ the Telegraph – and for the soul of Tory Britain

The Guardian M&A

Traditional affinity between Conservatives and the newspaper has given way to a complex, splintered drama, and the attempted acquisition by Gulf-backed RedBird IMI lies in limbo With the Conservative party trailing Labour by nearly 20 points in the polls, it needs all the help it can get if it is going to have a fighting chance at the next election.

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Stay Interviews Are Key To Retaining Legal Talent

Law 360 M&A

Even as the economy shifts and layoffs continue, law firms still want to retain their top attorneys, and so-called stay interviews — informal conversations with employees to identify potential issues before they lead to turnover — can be a crucial tool for improving retention and morale, say Tina Cohen Nicol and Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.

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Request for Proposal (RFP) FAQ: Best Practices for Banks

N Contracts

When considering a new product or service, financial institutions often ask potential vendors to complete a request for proposal (RFP). An RPF is a document designed to help determine if a third-party service’s service or product is a good match for an institution’s needs.

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How to bridge the experience gap by supporting nurses of all tenures

Mckinsey and Company

With leaving still on nurses’ minds, organizations that address the varying needs and preferences of nurses of all tenures can help mitigate departures and create more rewarding experiences for all.

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Comment on The Lack of Transparency in Appraiser Compensation by Frustrated Appraiser

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Maureen Sweeney. Sadly the majority of appraisers are unaware of this committee and what they try to do! We need to keep sharing this info. Thank you Maureen.

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Everbridge Investor Seeks To Block $1.8B Thoma Bravo Deal

Law 360 M&A

A shareholder in Massachusetts-based emergency management platform Everbridge Inc. is asking a state court to intervene in a pending $1.8 billion acquisition by private equity firm Thoma Bravo LP, alleging in a Wednesday lawsuit that investors are being misled about the true value of shares and the motives of those promoting the deal.

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How to Strike Out Fraud In Your Organization

Gross Mendelsohn

Shohei Ohtani is a household name in Major League Baseball. One of the league’s most formidable players, Ohtani is known as a two-way player who can pitch and hit. Unfortunately for Ohtani and the Los Angeles Dodgers, he’s also known as the victim of a massive theft. Last week, Ohtani’s long-time Japanese interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired from the Dodgers organization amid allegations of stealing in the ballpark (no pun intended) of $4.5 million dollars from the star player.

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How playing offense on sustainability can power e-commerce performance

Mckinsey and Company

Marketplaces that attract more demand for their sustainable product lines also decarbonize faster and perform better. Offering green features is key to having the biggest impact on decision making.

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Higher Bid, and National Security Concerns, for Vista Outdoor

NYT M&A

MNC Capital has raised its takeover offer for Vista Outdoor, the owner of Remington ammunition — and amplified worries about a non-American rival bidder.

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TreeHouse Shareholders Get New Chance To Sue Execs

Law 360 M&A

An Illinois appellate panel reversed a Cook County judge Friday and revived a derivative lawsuit demanding that TreeHouse Foods sue three individual executives the shareholders claim materially misled them by falsely stating that two newly acquired companies were being successfully integrated into the food company's operations.

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Infrastructure: from investment backwater to a $1tn asset class

Financial Times M&A

Early movers profited from unloved assets, but higher interest rates and more competition mean windfalls will become harder to achieve

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Pali Bhat on building intelligent products

Mckinsey and Company

Reddit chief product officer Pali Bhat shares his approach to creating innovative products—and how machine learning and artificial intelligence will change that approach.

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