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Jun 09, 2021
SASB and IIRC launch new reporting organization
SASB and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today launched their new merged organization – the Value Reporting Foundation – as the latest step aimed at developing a comprehensive corporate reporting framework covering global sustainability performance. The foundation intends to help companies and investors through three resources: integrated thinking principles to improve understanding of how value is created in the short, medium and long term...
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Jun 09, 2021
Boston Scientific appoints new general counsel
Boston Scientific has promoted Vance Brown to become senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary as a member of the company’s executive committee. He succeeds Desiree Ralls-Morrison, who became general counsel and corporate secretary at McDonald’s Corporation in April. She had been general counsel and corporate secretary at...
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Jun 08, 2021
Elanco hires new general counsel
NYSE-listed Elanco Animal Health has recruited Marcela Kirberger as general counsel and corporate secretary. Kirberger will join Elanco’s executive committee at the company’s Greenfield, Indiana headquarters on June 22. She is moving to Elanco from Roche Diagnostics where she has been general counsel and corporate secretary in the company’s North American headquarters overseeing legal matters regarding compliance, litigation, legal regulatory risk, privacy, op...
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Jun 08, 2021
Group sets 2023 deadline for reporting framework on nature-related risks
The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has set a deadline of 2023 for the creation of a new reporting framework to address risks connected to the natural world. The organization, which officially launched last week, has also announced the appointment of two co-chairs: David Craig, CEO of Refinitiv, and Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. In recent years, investors and regulators have ...
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Jun 07, 2021
Boeing general counsel to join Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard has announced in an SEC filing that Grant Dixton will be joining the company as its chief legal officer (CLO) from The Boeing Company, where he is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and a member of the executive council. Dixton will succeed Chris Walther, who is retiring as Activision Blizzard’s CLO on June 14. ...
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Jun 04, 2021
Issuers exploring ‘other avenues’ of communication in activism defense, advisers say
As activist activity shows signs of picking up relative to last year, there’s scope for issuers to learn lessons from the forced adoption of one-to-many digital communications, advisers say. In 2020, shareholder activists pulled back from planned campaigns, with the fewest number of campaigns waged against public companies since 2015, according to data from Activist Insight. But that pent-up energy has been put toward campaigns this season, advisers say....
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Jun 03, 2021
WWE names general counsel
NYSE-listed wrestling media company WWE has hired Samira Shah as general counsel and corporate secretary. In her new role, Shah’s areas of responsibility include corporate governance, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, government relations, risk management and talent contracts. She was most recently general counsel and corporate secretary at Moda Operandi, advising the company and board on all legal matters. Before working at Moda Operandi, she ...
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