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BlackRock adjusts investments in light of climate change   
January 18, 2020
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - BlackRock and other huge asset managers are generally behind smaller competitors when it comes to sustainability, said Danielle Fugere, president of shareholder-advocacy group As You Sow. BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and...
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Pomeroy shareholders deluged with advice   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - Finally, Proxy Governance Inc. urged Pomeroy shareholders to vote neither for Flagg Street's proposed directors or Pomeroy's. "We are not convinced by the dissidents' underlying claim that electing its nominees and replacing the...
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Truly brave art goes far into politics   
January 18, 2020
Source: The New Zealand Herald - London's Saatchi Gallery's major show of contemporary art ... it plays hard to the international fair and biennale market' But there are some truly independent minds here, from Marwan Rechmaoui, whose metaphors of Beirut are so...
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Toby English: 'A funny dad, a tad of an old hippy and a little bit eccentric'   
January 18, 2020
Source: Oxford Mail - After a couple of years, during which Toby’s first sister Lucy was born, the family returned to England and settled in the London suburbs ... and was proud of his children’s independent minds, and enjoyed sharing new...
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Study assails "pay for failure" at U.S. companies   
January 18, 2020
Source: Reuters - CEOs at these companies have all received total pay of more than $15 million over the last two fiscal years, according to governance research firm The Corporate Library. At the same time, the report said, the companies’...
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UPDATE 2-Elisabeth Murdoch not joining News Corp board   
January 18, 2020
Source: Reuters - The 16-person board has been criticized by corporate governance watchers like GovernanceMetrics International for its lack of independence. It includes seven insiders — either Murdochs or current employees of News Corp....
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Yahoo investors begin to weigh in on Icahn proxy fight   
January 18, 2020
Source: CNET - In most proxy fights, investors are reluctant to throw out the whole board and give dissidents full control of the board, said Shirley Westcott, managing director of policy for Proxy Governance. "Investors tend to want to give...
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Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock   
January 18, 2020
Source: Lincoln Journal Star - A changing climate means dramatic risks for the world — and for investments too, the chief of the world’s largest investment manager said Tuesday.
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A Push For More Women On Corporate Boards   
January 18, 2020
Source: NPR - Source: Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance: "Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective" (January 2011), which refers to figures from GovernanceMetrics ... require companies to put more women on corporate boards. ...
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Regulation Is Good for America   
January 18, 2020
Source: AOL - And in a report cited by my colleague Alyce Lomax, GovernanceMetrics International noted that many Chinese companies listed in the United States have little to no intrinsic value, are thinly capitalized, and almost all have...
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