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Jun 22, 2023
How legal pushbacks are targeting ESG investing in 2023
Many companies have found themselves between a rock and a hard place this year with respect to ESG amid competing forces of restrictive legislation, antitrust inquiries and class-action lawsuits. As we approach the year’s midway point, here are five trends in ESG that have dominated the space so far in 2023.   Proxy season: More shareholder proposals but support falls As the 2023 proxy season approaches its conclusion, a...
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Jun 16, 2023
SEC's pending climate disclosure rule: Implications for corporate secretaries and IROs
As the global focus on climate change intensifies, regulatory bodies are actively working to enhance climate-related disclosures in corporate reporting. A crucial step in this direction is the pending climate disclosure rule introduced by the SEC. Let’s delve into the implications of this rule for corporate secretaries and IROs, who play pivotal roles in ensuring effective communication and compliance within their organizations. Understanding the SEC's pen...
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Jun 16, 2023
ESG topics in proxy statements continue to ascend
With very few shareholder vote surprises this proxy season, we looked at the longer term proxy trends to assess what kinds of topics are generating increased attention by US corporate boards. Unlike conference call transcripts - where we have seen a general decline in ESG topics - proxy statements mentioning a wide range ...
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Jun 15, 2023
LTSE hires general counsel for services unit
LTSE Group, owner of the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), has hired Lisa Young as general counsel of its LTSE Services business, effective June 5. Young most recently was general counsel with LendingTree. Before that she was general counsel at Axiom Global and Enova International. Earlier in her career she was assistant general counsel at JPMorgan Chase. Her experience includes advising and scaling high-growth companies and returning value to shareholders through or...
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Jun 14, 2023
New categories announced for Corporate Governance Awards 2023
Corporate Secretary has announced three new categories for its 2023 Corporate Governance Awards, with nominations due by July 21. The new awards will recognize the work of governance professionals in board assessments and director training and education. A special category will honor outstanding work by an independent director. The 16th Corporate Governance Award...
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Jun 13, 2023
Rite Aid appoints legal chief
NYSE-listed Rite Aid has hired Thomas Sabatino as executive vice president and chief legal officer (CLO). In his new role, Sabatino oversees the pharmacy chain’s legal affairs, including enterprise risk management, compliance, regulatory affairs and privacy issues. He reports to Busy Burr, interim CEO of Rite Aid, and is a member of the company's executive leadership team. Sabatino most recently was executive vice president and general counsel at Tenneco. A...
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