Governance Insights

A biweekly newsletter for directors and investors

Our biweekly newsletter, Governance Insights, brings you board governance and investor news, relevant thought leadership, and other content to help you stay informed and make important decisions as directors and shareholders.


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CEO group calls for end to quarterly earnings guidance; S&P 500 companies return $1 trillion to shareholders; Decline in number of Fortune 500 female CEOs and; Groups launch new investor coalition.

House passes plan to relax Dodd-Frank banking regulations; Senate committee seeks answers from proxy advisory firms; Four in five Russell 3000 boards have at least one woman director; Studies show CEO pay and performance often don’t match up and; PwC releases its 2018 State of Compliance Study.

SEC Commissioner Piwowar to leave at end of term; Activist activity increased in the first quarter of 2018; Department of Labor bulletin clarifies ESG investment considerations and; SEC Chief Accountant discusses financial reporting and development.

PwC releases study of S&P 500 directors age 50 and under; Are boards discussing #MeToo risks?; NIST revises its cybersecurity framework and; Boards enhance clawback policies to target misconduct.

The CAQ releases new tool for audit committees on leases standard; Investors put pressure on corporate America to take action on gun violence; BlackRock outlines their approach to engagement on board diversity and; The CAQ releases new tool for board members on cybersecurity.

The SEC announces its largest-ever whistleblower awards; New York state pension fund to oppose all-male boards; and CEO pay ratio figures are lower than forecasted.

PwC releases its Global Investor Survey results: Anxious optimism in a complex world; Activist settlements often result in comp committee seats; CII provides recommendations on how boards can fight sexual harassment; Social and environmental shareholder proposals top the list for 2018 and; PwC releases its 2018 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study: Moving at the speed of innovation.

SEC releases guidance on cyber risk disclosure; Institutional investors supporting big-name activists; Supreme Court says whistleblowers must report to the SEC for Dodd-Frank protection and; Equilar: CD&As are getting longer, but include more summaries and graphs.

ISS launches quality score measure for ESG disclosures; The number of proxy fights decreased in 2017; Climate change proposals may be on the rise and; BlackRock pushes for a minimum of two women directors on boards.

PwC releases its 21st CEO Survey: The anxious optimist in the corner office; ISS launches new research product for investors; PwC releases 2018 tax policy outlook; and Investors focus on gender pay disparity.

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