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Audit committee effectiveness: practical tips for the chair

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Stephen G.

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When to Sell Your Business: 4 Key Predictors

Viking Mergers

Timing is critical when planning an exit strategy, and business owners must consider several factors. In our 26+ years of assisting business owners in their exit planning, “when is the right time to sell?” is a question we hear all the time.

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Owner Compensation Made Easy

BVR

Learn how RCReports can help you find owner compensation figures quickly and easily

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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.

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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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Overseeing internal investigations

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Maria Castañón Moats, Kristin Rivera, and Stephen G. Parker, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Moats is a Leader and Stephen Parker is a Partner at the Governance Insights Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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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.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the SBF Prosecution: Where the Legal Issues Lie

Reynolds Holding

The spectacle of a shambling billionaire with an adolescent personality, an inconsistent memory, a fondness for using his depositors’ funds for his own personal purposes, and an eagerness to talk in self-destructive ways to the press has fascinated everyone.

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Proxy Advisors Update Voting Guidelines for 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by David A. Bell, Dean Kristy, and Julia Forbess, Fenwick & West LLP, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 Editor's Note: David A. Bell , Dean Kristy , and Julia Forbess are Partners at Fenwick & West LLP. This post is based on a Fenwick memorandum by Mr. Bell, Mr. Kristy, Ms. Forbess, Ryan Mitteness , and Ron C. Llewellyn.

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The VA Required to Encourage Hybrids – Senate Passes HR 7735

Appraisers Blog

The VA will now be required to encourage hybrid appraisals. If you are a VA Appraiser, here’s a bit of news you need to keep tabs on. Senate Passes VA Appraisal Modernization Measure – theMReport.com The U.S.

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Porsche and the decline of the German stock market

Financial Times M&A

Carmaker’s €75bn IPO was rare hurrah for Frankfurt exchange short on dynamism and innovation

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

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

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. Insights on Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Digital

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Exculpation of Personal Liability Expanded to Include Certain Corporate Officers

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Richard J. Grossman, Allison L. Land and Marc S. Gerber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Editor's Note: Richard J. Grossman , Allison L. Land , and Marc S. Gerber are partners at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on a Skadden memorandum by Mr. Grossman, Ms. Land, Mr. Gerber, Alexander J. Vargas and Melanie Yeames.

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A Return to Teaching: The Spring 2023 Edition

Musings on Markets

If, as you read this post, it feels like you have read it or a close variant before, it is because you have. Each year, ahead of teaching my classes at NYU's Stern School of Business in the spring, I invite readers to accompany me on my journey, and this year is no different.

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US defence contractor L3Harris to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.7bn

Financial Times M&A

Deal comes after regulators blocked Lockheed Martin’s takeover of rocket maker associated with Himars systems used in Ukraine

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The future of banks: A $20 trillion breakup opportunity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

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

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Dual Class Share Structures: Is the Sun Setting Too Slowly?

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., on Monday, December 19, 2022 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at Institutional Shareholder Services. This post is based on an ISS Corporate Solutions memorandum by Senior Editor, Paul Hodgson.

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FTX Bought Government’s Silence; Did Fintechs Buy Attacks on Appraisers?

Appraisers Blog

The nation’s 80,000 licensed real property appraisers should pay close attention to the manipulation of Washington by FTX, which turned out to have the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme.

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EY cuts costs to boost profits ahead of planned spin-off

Financial Times M&A

Big Four firm explores whether to force partners to reinvest their cash windfalls following the break-up

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2022 End-of-Year Reader Q&A: Bank and School Rankings, the “New Normal” Environment, Twitter and Other Bad Deals, and Plans for Next Year

Brian DeChesare

We’re at the end of another year, and, in many ways, 2022 was quite disastrous. Just look at the financial markets, the crypto meltdown, deal volume at banks, inflation, energy prices, Russia/Ukraine, supply chains, and the hiring environment in tech and finance.

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ISS Issues Benchmark Policy Updates for 2023

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Cydney S. Posner, Cooley LLP, on Friday, December 23, 2022 Editor's Note: Cydney S. Posner is special counsel at Cooley LLP. This post is based on her Cooley memorandum. At the end of last week, ISS announced its benchmark policy updates for 2023. The policy changes will apply to shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2023, except for those with one-year transition periods. The changes for U.S.

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The secret to great health? Escaping the healthcare matrix

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

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. Our Insights Health Care Health care services Public & Social Sector Public health Healthy living

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EU imposes tough conditions on Germany’s Uniper bailout

Financial Times M&A

Stricken gas importer will have to sell off its most modern power plant

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4 OKR Examples

Rhythm Systems Growth

Often, founders and CEOs of small businesses get their hands dirty and engage in many aspects of the daily running of the business. They may own a sales quota or be on the hook for processing payroll. But, as the company grows and new team members are hired, the role of the CEO changes.

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What Do Outside CEOs Really Do? Evidence from Plant-Level Data

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by John Bai (Northeastern University), Anya Mkrtchyan (UMass Amherst), on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Editor's Note: John Bai is an Associate Professor at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University; and Anya Mkrtchyan is an Associate Professor at Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts–Amherst. This post is based on their article forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics. Introduction.

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Internal audit and risk management

Norman Marks

The results from my recent survey (thanks to the 75 internal audit practitioners who responded) are interesting. You can see the results of the earlier survey here.) First, I will review the answers about auditing risk management. Q1: Does your internal audit function audit the organization’s management of risk? 62 (83%) indicated that they do, […]. Risk audit ERM governance GRC IIA ISACA risk

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Michael Rubin & SBF’s Bahamas bromance

Financial Times M&A

Plus, the FT digs into Adidas’ internal issues

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Business building: The path to resilience in uncertain times

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In an uncertain economy, executives’ first instinct might be to cut costs and shore up established holdings. A better way is to build new businesses. Risk & Resilience Insights Strategic risk management

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New DOL Guidance on ESG and Proxy Voting

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Michael Albano, and Elizabeth Dyer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Michael Albano and Elizabeth Dyer are partners at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. This post is based on their Cleary memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here ) by Lucian A.

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Understanding The Key Variables that Make Your Business Successful

BV Specialists

Each company within every industry has certain key factors that determine and drive the success of the operation.

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Sixth Street leads $2.3bn debt package for Maxar Technologies buyout

Financial Times M&A

Deal to help fund satellite operator’s takeover edged out a competing loan offer from Wall Street banks

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What US tech talent expects from remote work

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

For today’s tech talent, there’s no one-size-fits-all work environment. Digital Insights Technology, Media & Telecommunications Digital strategy and organization IT management & strategy Leadership Organization

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(Claw) Back to the Future

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martha Carter, Sean Quinn, and Sydney Carlock, Teneo, on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Editor's Note: Martha Carter is Vice Chair & Head of Governance Advisory, Sean Quinn is a Senior Managing Director, and Sydney Carlock is a Managing Director at Teneo.

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Accountability Examples: How to Use the 5 Cs of Team Accountability in 2023

Rhythm Systems Growth

At Rhythm Systems, we are all about helping companies and teams achieve their dreams and goals. We have the right systems and skills to help them remain focused, aligned and accountable to getting things done.

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Capricorn/NewMed: better price would align stars for E&P deal

Financial Times M&A

A more generous exchange ratio is needed

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Author Talks: A toolbox for social change

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Cofounder of Candid and former GuideStar CEO Jacob Harold details the tools—from design thinking to game theory—that organizations can use to optimize their social-impact work. McKinsey on Books Public & Social Sector Corporate Social Responsibility

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California Appeals Court reinstates injunctions against California Board diversity laws

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Cydney S. Posner, Cooley LLP, on Monday, December 19, 2022 Editor's Note: Cydney S. Posner is special counsel at Cooley LLP. This post is based on her Cooley memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Politics and Gender in the Executive Suite (discussed on the Forum here ) by Alma Cohen, Moshe Hazan, and David Weiss ; Will Nasdaq’s Diversity Rules Harm Investors? discussed on the Forum here ) by Jesse M.

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