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ESG Ratings: A Compass without Direction

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brian Tayan (Stanford University), on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Brian Tayan is a researcher with the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The different methods used to evaluate your small business’ worth

Chris Curtain

Why should I have my business appraised? Business Valuation Methods Seeking an appraisal of your small business’ market worth is beneficial for a variety of reasons — regardless of whether or not you plan to sell your company or transfer it to family.

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AMA: Sophie Bailey, founder of WorkTripp

Vested

UK workers are going to the office 1.5 days a week on average. Pre-pandemic, it was more like 4. That's according to the Office of National Statistics. Founders

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Twitter must give Elon Musk more data on fake users, judge rules

Financial Times M&A

Delaware court stops short of granting Tesla chief’s other ‘absurdly broad’ requests in legal fight over $44bn deal

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Tech Companies Lean on Cyber to Go Faster and Gain Trust

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Alex Holt, Mark Gibson, and Vijay Jajoo, KPMG LLP, on Sunday, August 21, 2022 Editor's Note: Alex Holt is Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Mark Gibson is U.S.

Taxes and the Inflation Reduction Act: What middle market businesses should know

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) Tax changes in the Inflation Reduction Act could affect middle market businesses despite targeting large corporations and high-income individuals. The post Taxes and the Inflation Reduction Act: What middle market businesses should know first appeared on LaPorte.

Appraiser Miller Wins

Appraisers Blog

Appraiser Miller wins important claim in racial discrimination lawsuit. Judge ruled Plaintiffs did not rely on Miller’s appraisal. The other claims continue but this was an important claim. It also shows the Plaintiffs lied to the Court.

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ESG + Incentives 2022 Report

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by John Borneman, Jennifer Teefey, and Matthew Mazzoni, Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC, on Monday, August 22, 2022 Editor's Note: John Borneman is Managing Director, and Jennifer Teefey and Matthew Mazzoni are Senior Associates at Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC.

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What’s In the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act?

LaPorte

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This bill, which was initially written as a successor to… The post What’s In the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act? first appeared on LaPorte.

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Student loan debt forgiveness comes to fruition

Henry Horne

President Biden fulfilled a campaign promise yesterday when he announced the cancellation of up to $20,000 in student loan debt.

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Cartier owner Richemont takes €2.7bn hit on sale of ecommerce unit

Financial Times M&A

Activists saw Yoox Net-a-Porter as an unprofitable distraction for Richemont

2022 Proxy Season Review: Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by June Hu, Melissa Sawyer, and Marc Treviño, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, on Thursday, August 25, 2022 Editor's Note: June Hu is an associate, and Melissa Sawyer and Marc Treviño are partners at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. This post is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell memorandum by Ms.

Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Independent work is booming, the American Opportunity Survey shows. For these workers and society, the upsides and drawbacks are all part of the gig. Future of America Public & Social Sector Economic development Economic Studies

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CEO KPI Examples from Balanced CEO Scorecards

Rhythm Systems Growth

As a general rule, CEOs need easy access to a few key performance indicators—they need a CEO KPI dashboard that allows them, at a glance, to monitor how healthy the business is at a given point in time.

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Rio Tinto raises offer to take direct control of Mongolia copper mine Oyu Tolgoi

Financial Times M&A

FTSE 100 group improves bid to $3.1bn after initial approach was rejected

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2022 Proxy Season Preview: Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by June Hu, Melissa Sawyer, and Marc Treviño, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, on Thursday, August 25, 2022 Editor's Note: June Hu is an associate, and Melissa Sawyer and Marc Treviño are partners at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. This post is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell memorandum by Ms.

How utilities can use advanced analytics to elevate customer experience

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Industry players can both lower costs and improve performance by capturing the full value of today’s technologies. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Electric Power

Donor-Advised Funds Can Add Tax Benefits to Your Charitable Giving

Gross Mendelsohn

Charitable giving is generally a component of a comprehensive tax or estate plan. Receiving a tax benefit for charitable donations used to be a straightforward exercise for taxpayers who itemized deductions.

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Adani launches hostile bid for Indian news channel NDTV

Financial Times M&A

First big media play by Asia’s richest man stokes fears over editorial independence in the country

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CFO Turnover in 2022 Slows, But Don’t Expect it to Stay

Harvard Corporate Governance

The digital reinvention of enterprise tech go-to-market

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As customers demand both transformational expertise and simplified, self-serve experiences, the traditional enterprise sales playbook is being disrupted from the top down and bottom up. Our Insights High Tech & Internet

CEO Focus in 2022: What Should a CEO Focus on?

Rhythm Systems Growth

“Time is an inelastic resource. No matter how high the demand, we cannot rent, hire or buy more of it.” Peter Drucker. A Quick Note: This is a lengthy blog, but if you read it you’ll already be spending your time in an area where you should be spending your time (as you’ll see toward the end).

Musk subpoenas Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in takeover fight

Financial Times M&A

Billionaire seeks former CEO’s communications with other executives about platform’s users

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EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive—What Do Companies Need to Know

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kolja Stehl, Leonard Ng and Matt Feehily, Sidley Austin LLP, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Kolja Stehl and Leonard Ng are partners and Matt Feehily is senior managing associate at Sidley Austin LLP. This post is based on a Sidley memorandum by Mr. Stehl, Mr. Ng, Mr. Feehily, and Katie Chin.

Creating a technology risk and cyber risk appetite framework

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Here’s how to build a comprehensive, measurable, and objective end-to-end risk appetite framework as a foundation for managing technology risk and cyber risk. Cybersecurity Banking Cybersecurity/Risk Risk Management

Investment Banking Weekend Trips: Pathway to Interviews, or an Outdated Recruiting Strategy?

Brian DeChesare

A long time ago, the investment banking weekend trip was a rite of passage. You would schedule a few days in a major financial center, such as New York, London, or Hong Kong, and you’d aim to meet a dozen or two bankers in that short period.

BT says UK government to take no further action over Altice stake

Financial Times M&A

Conclusion comes after review of increased interest from billionaire Patrick Drahi

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Top 5 SEC Enforcement Developments

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jina Choi, Michael D. Birnbaum, and Haimavathi V. Marlier, Morrison & Foerster LLP, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Jina Choi , Michael D. Birnbaum , and Haimavathi V. Marlier are partners at Morrison & Foerster LLP. This post is based on their MoFo memorandum.

Building the next big experiences

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Brian Solis, Salesforce global innovation evangelist, sees curiosity and empathy as integral parts in delivering new experiences in the metaverse. An edited version of the conversation from our ‘Value creation in the metaverse’ report follows.

Use Rhythm to Create a Culture that Unlocks Greatness in Every Team Member

Rhythm Systems Growth

Over the past couple of years, many work environments have often felt like a real-life game of Would You Rather - but with no great choices.

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Vodafone to sell Hungarian business for $1.8bn to state-backed groups

Financial Times M&A

Deal will help consolidate PM Viktor Orbán’s influence in sector

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Weekly Roundup: August 19-25, 2022

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, on Friday, August 26, 2022 Editor's Note: This roundup contains a collection of the posts published on the Forum during the week of August 19-25, 2022. 2021: The Year of CFO Turnover and Strides in Gender Diversity. Posted by Jenna Fisher, Jim Lawson, and Rose Mistri-Somers, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Better Succession Planning Starts with Knowing Your CEO.

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Author Talks: Into the unknown

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Nathan Furr and Susannah Harmon Furr provide a tool kit for navigating the growing uncertainty we face in our lives. McKinsey on Books Innovation Managing in Uncertainty

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Lisa Johnson, CPA, Gets Inspired by Child Focused Nonprofits

Gross Mendelsohn

With a passion for serving child-focused nonprofits, Lisa Johnson’s enthusiasm for helping those organizations — both here at Gross Mendelsohn and in volunteer roles — is absolutely contagious.

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Hipgnosis/Pink Floyd: Blackstone deal may leave trust uncomfortably glum

Financial Times M&A

Songs fund’s yawning discount suggests scepticism about its net asset value

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DOL Proposes Significant Amendments to Prominent ERISA Exemption

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Brian Robbins, Erica Rozow, and George Gerstein, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Editor's Note: Brian Robbins and Erica Rozow are partners and George Gerstein is senior counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. This post is based on a Simpson Thacher memorandum by Mr. Robbins, Ms. Rozow, Mr. Gerstein, and Jeanne Annarumma. On July 27, 2022, the U.S.

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Taking the pulse of shifting supply chains

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Our latest survey shows global supply chains on the move. Insights on Operations Supply chain management

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