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May 12, 2022
Companies worth $38 tn now have science-based climate targets
Global companies with a combined value of $38 tn had emissions reduction targets or commitments approved by the end of 2021 but the world is still not on track to halve emissions by 2030, according to new research from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The non-profit body, which aims to enable businesses to set emissions reduction targets in line with science, finds that roughly 80 percent of the targets approved in 2021 were aligned with limiting global ...
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May 11, 2022
Boeing shareholders back proposal on net-zero efforts
Boeing shareholders – with the support of the company’s board – have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal seeking information about the aircraft manufacturer’s move toward net-zero emissions.   According to an SEC filing, 91.36 percent of the votes cast at the company’s recent AGM backed a proposal filed by As You Sow asking that Boeing’s ...
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May 11, 2022
General Mills hires next general counsel
Minneapolis-based General Mills has hired Karen Wilson Thissen as general counsel and corporate secretary, effective June 6. Thissen will join the company from Ameriprise Financial, where she most recently was general counsel and executive vice president. She succeeds Richard Allendorf, who will retire in August. Thissen joined Ameriprise Financial, which at the time was part of American Express, in 2004 to work on complex litigation matters. During her 17-ye...
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May 10, 2022
Nexstar hires new general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Nexstar Media Group has recruited Rachel Morgan to become executive vice president and general counsel, effective June 20. Morgan is joining Nexstar from AT&T, where she has worked for almost a decade. During her time with the telecoms company, she has held roles of increasing responsibility in its corporate legal department, most recently as vice president and associate general counsel for corporate and labor and employment litigation for AT&T...
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May 09, 2022
Target names in-house Covid-19 leader as general counsel
NYSE-listed Target Corporation has promoted Matt Zabel to become executive vice president and general counsel of the retail company. Zabel most recently was senior vice president of risk and employee & labor relations for the company. In that role, he led Target’s internal Covid-19 task force. He joined Target in 2010 as vice president of government affairs and has since led teams in enterprise risk management, reputation management, law, food safety an...
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May 04, 2022
Succession planning: Preparations for the inevitable
Corporate Secretary’s ‘Succession planning: Preparations for the inevitable’ report presents data collected from a survey conducted among in-house governance professionals such as general counsel and corporate secretaries. It provides important insights into, among other things, who typically is in charge of succession planning, who and what is included in plans and how often boards review their company’s plans. Findings in this report are based on data from an onl...
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