VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow on Motley Fool Money — The Motley Fool

VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow appeared on the Motley Fool Money podcast to talk about stock buybacks and Amazon. Amazon rebuffs the Big Apple. Coke fizzles while Pepsi sparkles. And NVIDIA stops the bleeding. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk Activision Blizzard, Shopify, Restaurant Brands International, and UnderArmour….

Webinar on the Most Outrageously Overpaid CEOs of 2018

Join As You Sow’s Rosanna Landis Weaver, Founder and CEO of HIP Investor, Paul Herman, and ex-Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in a live webinar ob the most egregiously overpaid CEOS of the S&P 500. Source: Registration

More U.S. Companies Separating Chief Executive and Chairman Roles – WSJ

A push by corporate governance experts, shareholders and, in some cases, regulators to untangle the chairman and chief executive positions at U.S. public companies is gaining traction.The percentage of S&P 500 companies whose chief executives also serve as chairman reached 45.6% in 2018, compared with 48.7% the year before and the lowest percentage in at…

Diversity Thresholds: How Social Norms, Visibility, and Scrutiny Relate to Group Composition | Academy of Management Journal

Analyses of S&P 1500 boards reveal that significantly more boards include exactly two women (the descriptive social norm) than would be expected by chance. This overrepresentation of two-women boards–a phenomenon we call “twokenism”–is more pronounced among more visible companies, consistent with our theorizing around impression management and scrutiny. Experimental data corroborate these findings and provide…

Shareholder activism is on the rise, but companies are fighting back – CNN

VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow is quoted in a CNN story about shareholder activism and the way corporate executives are pushing back, including the fake front groups ACCF and Main Street Investors Coalition. Leveraging shareholder votes for environmental and social ends isn’t new, but such resolutions have been on the rise in recent years. Shareholders…

Apex and ISS jointly launch new ESG reporting services | Institutional Asset Manager

Apex, the world’s fifth largest fund administrator, and ISS, a provider of end-to-end governance and responsible investment solutions have joined forces to deliver ESG reporting capabilities to asset managers worldwide…The reports will allow Apex clients to measure the ESG performance of each of their portfolio companies through accessing ISS’ Governance QualityScores, company carbon footprints, and…