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How Much Do Investors Care About Social Responsibility?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Scott Hirst (Boston University), Kobi Kastiel (Tel Aviv University), and Tamar Kricheli-Katz (Tel Aviv University), on Monday, October 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Scott Hirst is Associate Professor of Law at Boston University; Kobi Kastiel is Associate Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Senior Fellow of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance; and Tamar Kricheli-Katz is a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University. This post is based on their recent paper.

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Have You Done The Math On Your Most Valuable Asset?

Viking Mergers

The closest thing most small business owners have to a business valuation is a speculation. If that sounds like you, you are far from alone. A recent bank survey revealed that 98% of small businesses can’t put a figure on their company’s value.

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Musk becomes media baron with Twitter deal amid Big Tech sell-off

Financial Times M&A

Wall St bankers under pressure to offer heavy discounts on debt to fund acquisition of social media platform

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A Guide to Building a Successful Board

LaPorte

A nonprofit organization’s board plays a big part in the success or failure of the organization and is responsible for its fiduciary wellbeing. Finding the… The post A Guide to Building a Successful Board first appeared on LaPorte. Nonprofit

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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Shareholder Activism in 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Eleazer Klein, Brandon Gold, Abraham Schwartz, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Editor's Note: Eleazer Klein is a Partner and Brandon S. Gold and Abraham Schwartz are Associates at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

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Quiet quitting and performance management

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Churn is up. Engagement is down. And year-end reviews are here. Are you worried that giving feedback will make workers feel worse? Insights on People and Organizational Performance Management processes Talent

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Productivity vs Efficiency in Manufacturing

Rhythm Systems Growth

Two key concepts in manufacturing that often get misconstrued or even used synonymously are manufacturing productivity and manufacturing efficiency. Do you know what the difference is?

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A Look Back at the 2022 Proxy Season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brigid Rosati, Kilian Moote, Rajeev Kumar, Michael Maiolo, Georgeson LLC, on Sunday, October 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Brigid Rosati is Managing Director of Business Development; Rajeev Kumar is Senior Managing Director; Kilian Moote is Managing Director; and Michael Maiolo is a Senior Institutional Analyst at Georgeson. This post is based on a Georgeson memorandum by Ms. Rosati, Mr. Kumar, Kilian Moote and Michael Maiolo.

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Europe’s fintech opportunity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Fintech has moved from the fringes of European finance to its core, but performance varies widely. If all countries could match the best in region, the economic benefits would be considerable. Insights on Financial Services Banking Europe Disruptive Technology Globalization Innovation

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Royal Bank of Canada plans UK commercial banking push

Financial Times M&A

Chief executive to look for more deals and expand in wealth management after £1.6bn Brewin Dolphin purchase

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How Twitter Will Change as a Private Company Under Elon Musk

NYT M&A

The social media company went public in 2013. But Elon Musk is taking it private as part of his acquisition of the firm. Here’s what that means.

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Boardroom recap: The 2022 proxy season

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Paul DeNicola, and Matt DiGuiseppe, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Thursday, October 27, 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.

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Questions to Ask a CEO about Strategy

Rhythm Systems Growth

When you work with so many CEOs, you get to see how they approach problems. They may not always tell you everything, but they will share insights that help you make smarter decisions. In this post, I will share five questions every CEO should answer before making any big strategic moves.

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Germany allows Chinese shipping group a stake in its biggest seaport

Financial Times M&A

Green light for Cosco in Hamburg divides lawmakers and draws criticism from Brussels

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New survey reveals $2 trillion market opportunity for cybersecurity technology and service providers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Cyberattacks are proliferating, causing trillions of dollars of damage every year. The cybersecurity industry has a chance to step up and seize the opportunity. Cybersecurity Cybersecurity/Risk Digital Risk Management

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State Regulation of ESG Investment Decision-making by Public Retirement Plans

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Joshua Lichtenstein, Michael Littenberg and Reagan Haas, Ropes & Gray LLP, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Editor's Note: Joshua Lichtenstein and Michael Littenberg are Partners, and Reagan Haas is an Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP.

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Strategic Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic: Business Planning for 2023

Rhythm Systems Growth

As the summer comes to an end and fall looms with more uncertainty, it can be tempting to sit back and see what comes next—but if you aren’t careful, you’ll be stuck in reactionary mode and never make forward progress.

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General Motors pauses Twitter advertising after Elon Musk takeover

Financial Times M&A

Carmaker cites ‘significant change’ as billionaire moves to make his mark on social media platform

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Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Global decarbonization will require a massive build-out of wind and solar farms. But can developers find enough land, secure the supply chain, and recruit workers while maintaining profitability? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Alternative fuels & renewable energy

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Activists Face an uphill battle

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jason Booth, Insightia, on Saturday, October 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Jason Booth is Vice President of Activism Editorial at Insightia, a Diligent Brand. This post is based on his Insightia memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei Jiang ; Dancing with Activists (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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Lender Liability for a Negligent Appraisal?

Appraisers Blog

Does a mortgage lender have liability to the borrower for a negligent appraisal?

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Lithium miner to create US-listed company as shortages hit electric cars

Financial Times M&A

Australia-listed European Lithium will merge with Sizzle Acquisition

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Reusable packaging: Key enablers for scaling

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Reusable packaging isn’t new, but the concept is gathering renewed momentum as sustainability pressures grow. Four enablers could help leaders overcome current barriers and scale beyond the niche. Insights on Paper, Forest Products & Packaging Paper & forest products Sustainability

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Remarks by Commissioner Uyeda at the Georgetown Law Hotel and Lodging Summit

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Mark T. Uyeda, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Friday, October 28, 2022 Editor's Note: Mark T. Uyeda is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement. The views expressed in the post are those of Commissioner Uyeda, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff. Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Bob [Lannan], for the kind introduction.

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Nonprofit Alert: 2022 Single Audit Filings & New Data Collection Form

Gross Mendelsohn

For nonprofits subject to a Single Audit, there’s a delay in the new requirement to use SAM.gov to submit Single Audit filings. Nonprofit

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Musk signals $44bn Twitter deal on track to close this week

Financial Times M&A

Tesla boss notifies advisers and equity investors that he intends to finalise the takeover by Friday

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Decarbonising India: Charting a pathway for sustainable growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

This will be a decisive decade. With intentional action, India can accelerate decarbonisation at scale while pursuing economic growth. Insights on Sustainability India Climate change

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Activists anticipate the coming recession

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jason Booth, Insightia, on Monday, October 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Jason Booth is Vice President of Activism Editorial at Insightia, a Diligent Brand. This post is based on his Insightia memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei Jiang ; Dancing with Activists (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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A Bad Boss Bonus?

National Law Review M&A

Jennifer B. Rubin Jurisdiction: All Federal Type of Law: Labor & Employment Communications, Media & Internet Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate & Business Organizations

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Warner Bros Discovery: M&A disaster movie seeks Hollywood ending

Financial Times M&A

Front-loading bad financial results is an age-old plot device to set up a happy finale

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Smartphones on wheels: New rules for automotive-product development

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Software-driven cars need new agile, customer-centric processes along the entire product life cycle, with a software- and data-focused architecture, to bring product development into the 21st century. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive

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The ESG Fiduciary Gap

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Vivek Ramaswamy, Strive Asset Management, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Editor's Note: Vivek Ramaswamy is the Executive Chairman at Strive Asset Management.

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This Investor Never Got Caught 'Swimming Naked' Due To A Little-Known Wealth-Building Strategy

Benzinga

Famed investor Warren Buffett once said, “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.” ” In other words: An investment may appear promising up to a point.

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Elliott Management raises stake in takeover target Swedish Match

Financial Times M&A

Hedge fund now has power to decide outcome of Philip Morris International’s $16bn offer for smokeless tobacco specialist

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What workers want is changing. That could be good for government

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The public-sector talent gap directly impacts public welfare. Attracting and retaining workers is a top priority for senior leaders across government. Here’s how they could reenergize hiring now. Public & Social Sector Insights Public Sector Government Public & Social Sector United States

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Assessing the Executive Pay Landscape Ahead of 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Amit Batish, Equilar, Inc., on Thursday, October 27, 2022 Editor's Note: Amit Batish is Director of Content at Equilar, Inc.

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