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Intertwining tree vines in forest represent interlocking directorates

Interlocking Directorates: All the Rage in Corporate America

Intertwining tree vines in forest represent interlocking directorates

Ever heard of the Clayton Act?  Named after its sponsor, Alabama congressman Henry Clayton, the law was enacted in 1914 to help stamp out anticompetitive business practices deemed harmful to consumers, such as the formation of monopolies an...

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Shareholders voting, expressing opinions on democracy

Universal Proxy Cards Present Opportunities for Activist Investors

Shareholders voting, expressing opinions on democracy

When voters went to the polls in the 2020 presidential election, they probably saw Democratic nominee Joe Biden and the Republican incumbent Donald Trump listed on the ballot. A handful of third-party candidates like Libertarian Jo Jorgense...

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Stakeholders Continue Board Diversity Push Despite Overturning of California Law

Dedicated readers of this site know that California has served as a bellwether regarding environmental, social and governance issues in the corporate sphere. In one of the landmark developments in legislative efforts to increase diversity,...

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Vacant chairs in a meeting room

Corporate Diversity Advances in Fits and Starts

Vacant chairs in a meeting room

For champions of corporate diversity, progress can often look like two steps forward, one step back. Case in point: Among companies in the S&P 500 Index, women now comprise 30% of the members of their boards of directors. On one hand, t...

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