Has La Croix Lost Its Fizz?

National Beverage, producer of La Croix flavored fizzy water, has been criticized for the tone and substance of its recent filings. On Forbes, Jim Collins calls CEO Nick Caporella’s statement “bizarre” and points out the contradictions in its explanation for reduced revenues: La Croix sales are falling due to litigation, but that litigation will not…

Why Progressive Politics Matter To Corporate Governance: Forbes

Lawyer Michael Peregrine writes in Forbes about how the upcoming political season may raise more issues about the role of corporations than any other in history: Progressive oriented politicians—including several who are running for President—are promoting a series of bold, innovative, ambitious and thoroughly controversial policies and legislative proposals intended to recast elements of the…

Is Huawei’s rise due to its corporate governance style?

Huawei’s unique corporate governance structure includes employee ownership and representation on the board: First, Huawei is a fully employee-owned, private company. All shareholders are employees although not all employees are shareholders. This is a most intriguing aspect. Employees are supposedly hired by the management, and yet they constitute the shareholder body. So there is an…

‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie – The Atlantic

Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How exactly did corporations come to be understood as “people” bestowed with the most fundamental constitutional rights? The answer can be found in a bizarre—even farcical—series…

Don’t treat corporate governance as a cost element

Good corporate governance is good business because it is all about risk management. As a global health care investor, balancing the interests of our shareholders, management, customers, and other public stakeholders has been a key focus since we started investing in emerging markets 10 years ago. Since our first fundraise back in 2010, we have…

Wachtell Lipton Discusses the State of Play in Activism | CLS Blue Sky Blog

The most powerful law firm representing corporate management gives their perspective (sometimes self-serving as exaggerating threats leads to higher fees) on the challenges/threats faced by corporate insiders: The threat of activism remains high, and has become increasingly global. Activist assets under management remain at elevated levels, encouraging continued attacks on many large successful companies in…

Funds industry must aim for fairness | Financial Times

Paul Lee makes a key point we also try to emphasize. Markets do not run on money; they run on trust. Data from the UK’s High Pay Centre indicate that chief executive pay has increased again, giving rise to the usual headlines about inequality.More striking, perhaps, than the 11 per cent increase in FTSE 100…

AT&T, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, P&G and Other Leaders Sign on to Updated Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles | Business Wire

CEOs of 20 leading public companies, pension funds and investment firms today have signed the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0, committing to using these standards to inform the corporate governance practices within their own organizations. The principles are: 1) Board members should be prepared to serve for a minimum of three years. 2) If board…