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One Minute Governance
128. Corporate Governance is Broken (but it's not that bad...)

One Minute Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 1:44


I really *do* think that corporate governance is fundamentally broken. But I'm not too worried about it. All we need to do is shift our focus a bit.   SCRIPT When I launched Ground-Up Governance a couple of weeks back, I wrote an intro piece that began by stating, “Corporate governance is broken.” And I sincerely meant it – and still do! Funny thing is that despite being a dramatic thing to say, I don't think it's a huge deal... because, honestly, it's not that hard to fix! I've really learned a lot in the process of writing this season of OMG in terms of refining what I really think corporate governance is, and what GOOD governance is, and what they're not. So, the part that's broken, in my opinion, is that a huge amount of what corporate leaders – executives and boards – actually DO has very little to do with corporate governance, but they don't seem to be aware of it. Every minute spent on compliance, oversight, presentations, crafting and consuming pre-reads, and so on, only matters to the extent that it is in service of making effective decisions. In other words, unless we DELIBERATELY do compliance, oversight, presentations, and crafting and consuming pre-reads in a way that enhances our decision conditions, we're basically not doing good governance at all. That's what's broken: we spend an unimaginable amount of time on stuff that barely matters to good governance. And very little time on the stuff that does matter. It's not because we're ineffective, or because we're negligent, but because every resource, course, regulation, and recommendation seems to be pushing us AWAY from good governance. My single most important piece of governance advice? Consume all the traditional governance resources you want, understand them, take the salient bits, and then tune the rest of it out!

Boardroom Hustle
Ep. 71 - What's a Future Director, Matt?

Boardroom Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 27:47


Today is another joyful forum with Matt Fullbrook of Fullbrook Board Effectiveness and FDI's Paul Smith. This time, the question's squarely on what sort of director is the director the future needs? Let's hear Matt dimensionalise what being a Future Director means to him. We explore: A strong definition of corporate governance (and by extension, good governance) The 4 villains to good decision-making The upside of being untethered to orthodoxy, naive in a sense Making a fit-for-purpose board, rather than a one-size-fits-all board How an overboarder could flip a boardroom for the better What a board full of Matt Fullbrooks would look like   Resources: ‘Decisive' by Chip & Dan Heath  Connect with Matt FullbrookLinkedinTwitter Board Effectiveness Connect with Future Directors InstituteFuture Directors Insititute Paul Smith on LinkedIn Follow Future Directors on LinkedIn

Benchmark Radio
Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 23 September 2022

Benchmark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 1:04


Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 23 September 2022 by Benchmark

BT Academy
Tech Know - More complexity with breach reporting

BT Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:08


The new breaching reporting obligations came into effect on 1 October 2021 and it's safe to say these add an additional layer of complexity given the expanded scope and penalties that apply. In this week's TECHknow podcast BT's Sarah Conte discusses the new regime with Brian Pollock, Director of Corporate Governance for the Principal's Community. Disclaimer: The podcasts are for adviser use only. They must not be made available to any person and any information in them must not be communicated to any person without the prior written consent of BT, part of the Westpac Banking Corporation. The views expressed in this webinar are those of the presenters alone unless otherwise quote, and do not reflect the views of policy of any company in the Westpac Group. The Westpac Group accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of, nor does it endorse any such opinions. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we intend by this notice to exclude liability for these opinions. The information in this podcast is provided solely as general information and it should not be considered a comprehensive statement on any matter or relied upon as such. The information provided is factual only and does not constitute financial product advice. Before acting on it, you should seek independent advice about its appropriateness to your or your clients objectives, financial situation and needs. Any projections in this webinar are predictive in character. Whilst we have used every effort to ensure that any assumptions on which any projections are based are reasonable, any projections may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or may not take into account known or unknown risks and uncertainties. The results actually achieved may differ materially from any projections herein. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The podcast recordings are being shared with the prior written consent of our participants.

Beyond The Boardroom
Have we just seen a lull in ESG activism?

Beyond The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 50:12


Kieran Poole is joined by Lawrence Elbaum of Vinson & Elkins, Sustainable Governance Partners' Jessica Wirth Strine, and Insightia's Rebecca Sherratt to discuss ESG Activism in 2022.  Lawrence is co-chair of the shareholder activism practice at Vinson & Elkins and Jessica is the managing partner and CEO of Sustainable Governance Partners. Join the conversation about the free report using the hashtag #InsightiaESG on Twitter and LinkedIn. Remember to look out for our polls every Tuesday on social media and our newsletter. Click here for more information on Diligent's Modern Governance Summit in Texas.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Beatriz Infante: "There Is A Very Clear Bright-Line Between Management And Governance."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 77:18


0:00 -- Intro.1:26 -- Start of interview.2:01 -- Beatriz' "origin story". She was born in Cuba, grew up in NY and Miami. She was part of a NSF pilot program in Miami to "raise the next generation of scientists," starting in middle school. She learned to program computers in high school, and from there she got into Princeton where she studied computer science. She then went on to Caltech to continue her CS graduate studies. Her first job after grad school was with HP. She later founded a startup called Momenta Computers ("think of it as an iPad but in the 1990s"). She transitioned to Oracle, where she reported directly to Larry Ellison and was responsible for Oracle's open systems group. Later, she joined Aspect Communications as a CEO from 1998 to 2003. How she pivoted the company during the dotcom era and 9/11. She later became CEO of three private companies which she successfully exited, and has served on corporate boards in addition to doing some business consulting.15:33 -- The difference between CEO coaches or mentors, and serving as a corporate director. Why it's good to separate the role of Chair and CEO. On the bright line between management and governance.22:05 -- Distinctions between serving as an independent director in public and private (venture-backed) companies. "Both are equal amount of work, it just that the work is different."28:41 -- On the debate between staying private for longer and going public. "Too much regulation too early will kill companies." "More companies should be going public, the incentives have shifted very much to staying private and exchanging companies between private equity firms." "There is [also too much] regulatory compliance in public companies and that's become a disincentive."31:51  -- Recommendations for directors in private venture-backed companies facing layoffs, down-rounds, recaps or fire-sales. "Cash is king." "It is possible to get yourself into a situation where the company is unsolvable." 40:25 -- On Silicon Valley's "growth at all costs" mantra. "It's only appropriate for a very small number of companies, not the other 99% of companies." The example of Amazon.44:17 -- The role of the board in strategy and innovation.48:34 -- On the evolution of ESG. "Environmental is a totally different topic than social, so I view [the acronym of] ESG as a failure of marketing." "It lends itself to polarization because you have put two completely unrelated things in the same bucket". On carbon emission disclosures: "Folks will start figuring out how to monetize the metrics that make it look like you're meeting your metrics but you're not actually doing that."54:00 -- "The data for growth of cybercrime went from $3 trillion in 2015 to an expected ~$10-11 trillion in 2025."55:29 -- How to add ESG expertise to the boardroom. Cybersecurity got added in the audit committee. Most companies have added the "S" in ESG in NomGov or Comp committees (more related to human capital management). "I would envision that 10 years from now we will not have ESG as a thing, the E and S will be separate since they don't belong in the same bucket."1:00:28 -- On the evolution of boardroom diversity. 1:06:15 -- What are the 1-3 books that have greatly influenced your life: Caligula, by Albert Camus (1944)Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore (1991)Who We Are and How We Got Here, by David Reich (2018)1:09:18 -- Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them?Ray Lane, former exec at Oracle and KPCB partner.Merrill Brooksby, former exec at HP.1:13:53 -- Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "Be the change you want to see in the world" (attributed to Mahatma Gandhi)1:14:35  -- An unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love: she grows roses.1:15:31  -- The living person she most admires: currently, Volodymyr Zelenskyy ("he has backbone and he is willing to be in the lead in a dangerous and highly volatile situation but you can't get people behind you if you're hiding in the bushes and I think that is admirable.")Beatriz Infante currently serves on several public and private company boards including 1010Data, Emulex, Ultratech, Sonus Networks, Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT), Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ:RBBN) and PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT). She's also the CEO of Business Excelleration, a consulting firm founded to help the next generation of CEO's excel and accelerate their company's growth. __ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Benchmark Radio
Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 16 September 2022

Benchmark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 1:42


Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 16 September 2022 by Benchmark

CoinGeek Conversations
CoinGeek Conversations: Venture Capital

CoinGeek Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 13:16


On the third installment of CoinGeek Conversations Special, we take a look at some of the most interesting contributions about venture capital from previous episodes of the series. We hear from Craig Massey and Osmin Callis from the London BSV incubator Satoshi Block Dojo. Craig talked about how investors and start-ups profit and benefit from the incubator process; Osmin focussed on what went on during the program and made interesting observations about the participants; Pacer Ventures co-founder Gbemi Akande talked about the adoption of blockchain technology in Africa; and  Paul Rajchgod, managing director of private equity at Air Ventures stressed that there's a lot more to venture capital investment in a promising new start-up than simply handing over a cheque. Join me, Claire Celdran next week as we revisit episodes that focus on companies whose Environment Social and Corporate Governance or ESG initiatives are achieved through blockchain technology.  

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Kris Pederson and Jamie Smith: Takeaways from the 2022 Proxy Season.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 60:00


0:00 -- Intro.1:40 -- Start of interview.2:20 -- Kris' "origin story". 5:20 -- Jamie's "origin story". 7:30 -- About the EY Americas Center for Board Matters. It has three mandates: To conduct primary research in corporate governance (Jamie is the research lead). They have a proprietary proxy database and benchmarking database. Insights for directors.To support boards of directors. For example with board committee work, new board formation (IPO, divestitures, spin-offs, etc.)To organize and participate in director convenings (events, committees, industry, etc.)10:19 -- Deep dive into their article "Four key takeaways from the 2022 proxy season."10:58 -- On E&S Shareholder Proposals. "While there were more proposals in these categories, support for them became more targeted."14:34  -- Focus on climate risk/energy transition, DEI and corporate political responsibility. 17:07 -- On boardroom diversity trends (including legal challenges to SB-826 and AB-979 in California and the Nasdaq Diversity Rules). "Today, 1/4 of the Fortune 100 directors is racially diverse and 1/3 is gender diverse; 61% of SP 1500 companies have 3 or more women on boards (up from 28% in 2018, that's a 30 point increase in three years)." "We have seen tremendous progress on all aspects of board diversity."19:37 -- Support for directors remained stable despite signals that opposition would increase, with average votes against S&P 500 directors inching up to 4.2% compared with 3.9% over the same time period in 2021. "This year average voting opposition for nominating and governance chairs at S&P 500 companies was 8.2%, up from 4.6% in 2017. Similarly, average voting opposition for compensation committee chairs at S&P 500 companies was 7.3%, up from 3.8% over the same period. In addition, opposition to independent board leaders (i.e., independent chair, lead or presiding director) rose to 7.0% from 4.3%." "The stakes for directors are really going up, and that's including around ESG matters." "Overall trends we think are pointing to director votes as a lever of change that investors may be more inclined to use going forward to express their views and accelerate their stewardship goals." 23:28 -- On investor pressure and pending SEC regulations (on climate change). "All of this is a wake-up call for directors."27:00 -- On adding ESG expertise in the board. "I think it's critical for companies with board oversight to think about materiality." "Materiality assessments and matrices have been a good outcome of the ESG dialogue." 29:34 -- On institutional investors, stakeholders and the "disconnect" with the Anti-ESG political push-back. 36:03 -- On the new Universal Proxy Rules for Director Elections. 38:51 -- On shareholder engagement. "We really see investor engagement as a vital tool for companies to understand their key shareholders' perspectives on the company's governance and its strategy and also an opportunity to enhance the company's communication and deepen those relationships." 42:57 -- On shareholder activism. "We counsel boards to run different programs to think like an activist." "Companies need to be smart about what drives their own TSR." "Activists will often look at the board, to bring different dissidents and/or target individual directors." "There is a deep scrutiny around the E&S agenda areas."45:51 -- On recommendations for directors in these volatile times, and how to increase the board's impact in volatile times. "It's important to have a framework in place grounded in the company's purpose and its values so that it's ready in terms of how they are going to make decisions, what issues they are going to weigh-on, what stakeholders they need to think about, and what constituencies they are hearing from."49:28 -- On boards adding value (strategy and innovation).51:53 - What are the 1-3 books that have greatly influenced your life: Kris:Start with Why, by Simon Sinek (2009)Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (1936)Talent, Strategy, Risk: How Investors and Boards Are Redefining TSR, by Bill McNabb, Ram Charan and Dennis Carey (2021)Jamie:Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth (2017)This is Water, by David Foster Wallace (2009)53:30 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them?Kris: Peggy Vaughan (former partner and board member PwC)Jamie: Allie Rutherford (partner PJT Camberview)55:16 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? Kris: "Just say yes"Jamie: "We are the ones we've been waiting for"56:28 - An unusual habit or an absurd thing that they love: Kris: She's a flutist, and has passed that skill over to her daughter so they play flute duets together.Jamie: Having her hair and make-up done by her 5-year old daughter.57:41 - The living person they most admire:Kris: Greta ThunbergJamie: "Working mothers (and especially those of the pandemic) that are working  to make the future more sustainable and equitable for future generations."Kris Pederson is the EY Americas Center for Board Matters Leader. Jamie Smith is the EY Americas Center for Board Matters Investor Outreach and Corporate Governance Specialist.__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Boardroom Hustle
Ep. 70 - Is being a board director lonely? (With Matt Fullbrook)

Boardroom Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 20:04


A weird cultural thing's emerged through the history and formality of boardrooms, which has made it a space that makes directors lonely. Vulnerability is seen as a weakness because comradery is weak. Today, FDI's Paul chats with Matt Fullbrook of Fullbrook Board Effectiveness - on how what boards and directors can do to click. Obnoxious wisdom awaits. We discuss: Why boards breed loneliness, and whether this is just a human problem How boards can make people comfortable by switching up rigid ways of doing things What individual board directors can do to feel less lonely The power of being consciously obnoxious Connect with Matt FullbrookLinkedinTwitter Board Effectiveness Connect with Future Directors InstituteFuture Directors Insititute Paul Smith on LinkedIn Follow Future Directors on LinkedIn If you enjoyed this, we'd love to know. Leave a quick review here: Future Directors on iTunes

Culture Crush Business Podcast
027: Growing Culture and Consciousness Has No Finishline

Culture Crush Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 67:48


This conversion of culture and conscious business was so fluid that you would have thought that Kindra and her two guests, Adam and Thomas, had known each other and talked for years. This was the first time we have done a live stream where the guests could listen and post questions on the Culture Crush Business Podcast- and it was awesome! Thank you to all of the listeners that chimed in and posted questions in the chat. Thank you to Phoenix Business RadioX and Conscious Capitalism Arizona Chapter for sharing it out. They were great questions that we went over toward the end of the show. This conversation dove into many stories and examples of the actions and importance for growing a conscious business- even if it seems a little backwards sometimes. For example, Adam discussed how Goodmans Interior Structures no longer requires their office staff to come into the office to work. This might seem a little backwards for a company that builds and sells office furniture. Instead, they are assessing and redesigning the office into a place where employees want to come into the office. They took into consideration what the employees said and wanted and are putting it into action. This conscious business move will help grow and support the needs of the employees, and therefore the overall culture of the company. This conversation is a great one to listen to if you are a leader trying to improve your company culture and wanting to learn more about conscious capitalism and how it can help influence and support the change you are trying to make in your company. According to Thomas, “Consciousness has no finish line” which means we can always learn and add to our growth and our tool box. When it comes to helping companies grow in conscious ways, Thomas is the man for the job. He has supported the growth of various Conscious Capitalism chapters as well as helped over 800 leaders in his program on developing their conscious journey. He gives away a few of these tips in the podcast conversation with Adam as well. Thank you to our sponsor, the Conscious Capitalism Arizona Chapter, for seeing the value in this conversation of conscious capitalism, culture, and these two amazing gentlemen. Conscious Capitalism Arizona Chapter (CCAZ) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose, in partnership with Conscious Capitalism Inc (CCI), is to build a movement of business leaders improving the practice and perception of capitalism to elevate humanity so that billions of people flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion. All in all that means CCAZ is elevating humanity through business. CBJourney is a movement with the purpose to accelerate the upgrade or ofganizations towards a more conscious business ecosystem. We have over 800 certified Conscious Capitalist Consultants in 21 countries, we celebrate our accomplishements though the podcast Capitalista Consciente and the books published, and we grouw our community with our programs for Consultants, leaders and Board of Directors. Thomas Eckschmidt is the father of Gabriela, husband of Ana Maria and an enthusiast of conscious capitalism. This is the journey forward, but we can share from the “obituary” too: Thomas is former farmer, engineer University of Sao Paulo who holds an Executive MBA in finance from Business School São Paulo / University of Toronto, Brazil. His corporate journey included work in twenty different countries before he launched a successful entrepreneurial career that includes 12 business awards, 4 patents filed, and 21 books published, Amazon best Seller and also one published by Harvard: Conscious Capitalism Field Guide – coauthored with Raj Sisodia. A strong believer that business leaders and organizations can do well by doing good, Thomas has been promoting Conscious Capitalism since 2010. He launched a Conscious Capitalism chapter in Brazil and Peru and supported the launch of chapters in other countries. Thomas teaches Conscious Capitalism classes in major business schools and in Corporate Governance programs. He also runs workshops that teaches the fundamentals of Conscious Capitalism and certifies consultants and Bard of Directors. TEDx Speaker with 400k views. Thomas is the cofounder and CEO of CBJ Conscious Business Journey a global network with the purpose to accelerate the upgrade of organizations towards a more conscious business ecosystem. CBJ has certified 800+ Conscious Capitalist Consultants in 21 countries and is an international program based on the Conscious Capitalism Field Guide and Fundamentals of Conscious Capitalism. He also cofounded the first conscious capitalism consultant network (Conscious Business Network) to support organizations interested in upgrading themselves. Thomas also works as a trusted adviser to help organizations implement conscious practices. He cofounded a few conscious businesses along the way, was a B-Corp certified entrepreneur and he also serves on the boards of several different companies. Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. Goodmans is a third-generation office furniture distributor in Arizona and New Mexico. Goodmans was the first benefit corporation in Arizona. Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures, is the third generation to lead the family business. Under Adam's leadership, Goodmans has developed many innovative programs to give back to the community. These programs include Office Chair Hockey, Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy, AIM to Make a Difference, Rooted in Good, GoodInc, GoodART, GoodTHREADS and more. In 2009, Goodmans won the first-ever ACE Award for Community Impact and in 2011 Goodmans became the third certified B Corp in Arizona. In 2012, Goodmans won the overall Impact Company of the Year Award from the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, Goodmans was the Better Business Bureau's Ethics Award winner for Arizona and then Goodmans was honored with the BBB's International Torch Award for Ethics. In 2014 Goodmans was named to the Game Changers 500 list as one of the top 500 companies in the world using business as a force for social change. In 2015 Goodmans became the first Benefit Corporation (B Corp) registered in the State of Arizona and in 2018 Goodmans was recognized as the Top Social Responsibility Company among the Arizona Republic's Top Companies awardees. That same year, Adam was honored with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council's Community Impact Award. Adam has held leadership positions with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Phoenix, Phoenix Country Day School, Young Presidents Organization, Conscious Capitalism, Independent Newsmedia, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Phoenix Symphony, CEO's Against Cancer, Banner Health Foundation, University of Arizona Cancer Center, the State of Arizona Secretary of State's Commerce Council, First Place AZ, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, ASU Herberger Institute Dean's Creativity Council, WP Carey School of Business Economic Club of Phoenix, the National Dealer Alliance and the Herman Miller Certified Dealer Network. Adam has a bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Paradise Valley with his wife Stephanie and their three children. Follow Goodmans on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Culture Crush Culture is not just a tag word to be thrown around. It is not something you throw in job descriptions to draw people to applying for jobs within a company. According to Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their book Nine Lies About Work, “Culture is the tenants of how we behave. It's like a family creed. This is how we operate and treat each other in the family.” As a growing company- Culture Crush Business Podcast is THE culture improvement resource that supports companies and leaders.  Our Mission is to improve company cultures so people WANT to go to work. Employees and leaders should like where they work and we think this is possible. Within the company: Culture Crush has Vetted Resources and Partnerships with the right people and resources that can help improve your company culture. On this podcast:  We focus on everything surrounding businesses with good company culture. We will talk with company leaders to learn about real-life experiences, tips, and best practices for creating a healthy work environment where employees are finding joy and satisfaction in their work while also striving and growing within the company.  We also find the companies that offer resources to help improve company culture and showcase them on the show to share their tips and tricks for growing culture. About the Host Kindra Maples  is spartan racer, past animal trainer, previous magician's assistant, and has a weakness for Oreo cookie shakes. Her journey working with people actually started working with animals as a teenager (don't worry we won't go that far back for her bio). She worked for over 15 years in the zoo industry working with animals and the public. Her passion of working with animals shifted into working with people in education, operations and leadership roles. From there her passion of leadership and helping people develop has continued to grow. Then came the opportunity for leading  the Culture Crush Business Podcast and she jumped on it. Leadership, growth, and strong company cultures are all areas that Kindra is interested in diving into further.

Benchmark Radio
Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 9 September 2022

Benchmark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 1:43


Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 9 September 2022 by Benchmark

De Nieuwe Wereld | BNR
Wat als we stoppen met buitensporige beloningen?

De Nieuwe Wereld | BNR

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 22:45


De loonkloof tussen de top en de werkvloer blijf maar groeien. Dat komt door de stijging van zowel de salarissen als bonussen van topbestuurders. Is die stijging nog wel gerechtvaardigd? Wat als we stoppen met buitensporige beloningen?  Daarover gaat Annette in gesprek met:   - Camiel Selker, beloningsexpert en auteur van het boek ‘Bovenbazen: en de scheefgroei van hun beloning' - Mijntje Lückerath, hoogleraar Corporate Governance en commissaris bij onder andere NRC Media en Erasmuc MC  - Rients Abma, directeur bij Eumedion, de belangenorganisatie voor grote beleggers  Over dit programma  Wat als economen het voor het zeggen krijgen? In De Nieuwe Wereld praat Annette van Soest met economen, bedrijfskundigen en andere experts op zoek naar antwoorden op maatschappelijke uitdagingen van deze tijd.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The San Francisco Experience
Strive Asset Management launches a new Energy Index Fund. Excellence Capitalism versus Social Agendas. Talking with Justin Danhof, Head of Corporate Governance.

The San Francisco Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 31:35


Are America's energy companies being distracted from creating shareholder value by Environmental, Social and Governance mandates (ESG) ? And do the large asset managers like BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street for instance with $20 Trillion of assets under management wielding too much power in corporate boardrooms and shareholder meetings and out step with average American investors ? Is Excellence Capitalism the antidote to getting America's companies back to basics ? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/message

Business Matters with Karl Fitzpatrick
David Duffy of Corporate Governance Institute outlines the principles of good governance

Business Matters with Karl Fitzpatrick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 16:22


David Duffy of Corporate Governance Institute outlines the principles of good governance Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Voice of Corporate Governance
CII's Monthly Governance and Capital Market Regulation Update

The Voice of Corporate Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 17:43


This episode has CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney covering the top 10 important events affecting institutional investors from August 1-30.

Benchmark Radio
Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 2 September 2022

Benchmark Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 0:51


Benchmark Weekly Corporate Governance Summary Friday, 2 September 2022 by Benchmark

Mackenzie Investments Bites & Insights
Hussein Sunderji on Investment Opportunities in Asia

Mackenzie Investments Bites & Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 25:56


In this episode, host Matthew Schnurr joins Lead Portfolio Manager of Ivy International, Hussein Sunderji.  Together, they explore investment opportunities within Asia and Europe and how the Ivy Team approaches them strategically.  Learn by Key Topics:  (0:59) Ivy Investment Philosophy & Asia  (6:08)  Views on Cash when Investing  (8:16)  Corporate Governance within Japan  (9:28)  Views on the Chinese Stock Market  (15:30) Other Geographical Regions in Asia with Opportunities  (17:55)  Views on Europe & Investing within  (21:48)  Opportunities within Europe  At Mackenzie, we want to create a more invested world, partnering with advisors to help investors become more knowledgeable, more educated, and more invested so they can meet their full potential. Learn more at mackenzieinvestments.com 

The Sustainability Story
Corporate Governance and Sustainability in Brazil

The Sustainability Story

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 37:39


We talk with Mauro Rodrigues da Cunha, Independent Director. Mauro has decades of experience in the corporate governance world, with a long history of fighting for better shareowner rights. We talk about the history of corporate governance and sustainability in Brazil, the upcoming Brazilian Presidential elections and how the climate crisis and the Amazon rainforest is viewed in Brazil. 

Boardroom Hustle
Ep. 69 - Governing for Burnout Series Part 3

Boardroom Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 19:58


Future Directors Podcast #69 Governing for Burnout Series Part 2 - How to create a workplace culture that limits staff burnout When people are working weekends and not taking leave, it's clear mental ill health is a-brewing. How do you ensure it doesn't get to that point? That's the focus of Part 3 of our ‘Governing For Burnout' series, with Dr Jaelea Skehan, Director of Everymind. We discuss: How a workplace's culture helps its bottom line How Covid's fucked everything up Going beyond wellness lessons. Building wellbeing into people's job designs. Lag signs and lead signs of burnout Jaelea's secret ingredients to a great mental health culture (not that secret at all) Connect with Everymind Dr Jaelea Skehan on Twitter Everymind Connect with Future Directors Institute Future Directors Insititute Paul Smith on LinkedIn Aisling Blackmore on LinkedIn Follow Future Directors on LinkedIn If you enjoyed the first in this series, we'd love to know. Leave a quick review here: Future Directors on iTunes  

Yadnya Investment Academy
Managerial Remuneration Important Parameter for Corporate Governance | Aastha Khurana

Yadnya Investment Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 4:48


Boardroom Hustle
Ep. 67 Governing for Burnout Series Part 1

Boardroom Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 23:46


Future Directors Podcast #67 Governing for Burnout Series Part 1 - How to manage your own burnout as a board director Boardrooms breed burnout. Most board directors are the hard-nosed sort to gloss over it. That's a problem. In this, Part 1 of our ‘Governing For Burnout' series, Dr Jaelea Skehan, Director of Everymind and mental health advocate, sits with FDI's Paul and Aisling to skirt the start of a solution. We go through: What burnout is and isn't Why board directors are prone to it Warning signs you're burnt out Steps to reverse your fizzle and fatigue   Connect with Everymind Dr Jaelea Skehan on Twitter Everymind Connect with Future Directors Institute Future Directors Insititute Paul Smith on LinkedIn Aisling Blackmore on LinkedIn Follow Future Directors on LinkedIn If you enjoyed the first in this series, we'd love to know. Leave a quick review here: Future Directors on iTunes

Boardroom Hustle
Ep. 68 - Governing for Burnout Series Part 2

Boardroom Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 18:26


Future Directors Podcast #68 Governing for Burnout Series Part 2 - Burnout, board director to board director When a board is at their limits, they can't take their org to its potential. This is Part 2 of our ‘Governing For Burnout' series. In it, Dr Jaelea Skehan, Director of Everymind and mental health advocate, breaks down how board directors can prevent each other from breaking down. We chat about: The need to make boards a safe place to say you're burnt out Your duty to govern your mental health, and check in with others Creating codes of conduct and adopting an org's wellness plans at board level too Board directors being vulnerable about burnout outside the boardroom Connect with Everymind Dr Jaelea Skehan on Twitter Everymind Connect with Future Directors Institute Future Directors Insititute Paul Smith on LinkedIn Aisling Blackmore on LinkedIn Follow Future Directors on LinkedIn If you enjoyed the first in this series, we'd love to know. Leave a quick review here: Future Directors on iTunes

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Adam Sterling: The Independent Director Initiative.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 50:33


0:00 -- Intro.1:23 -- Start of interview.3:32 -- Adam's "origin story". He grew up in southern California where he attended UCSD and graduated from UCLA. In college he became an activist focusing on the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, and developed a "targeted divestment" model. After college he became a social entrepreneur based in Washington, DC.4:06 -- His decision to pursue a JD/MBA from UC Berkeley. While in grad school "he fell in love with the startup tech scene" and during business school he tried to start his own startup but that's where he learned that "it doesn't matter how good your idea is when you don't have a good team and good execution." He then joined Gunderson Dettmer as a corporate associate supporting tech founders.7:14 -- Adam's new role as Assistant Dean for Executive Education and Revenue Generation at UC Berkeley's School of Law. How his initial work with 500 Startups with the BCLB sparked more executive education programs. 9:24 -- On the origin and mission of The Independent Director Initiative.12:20  -- What makes corporate governance in private venture-backed companies different to public companies. Explaining VC University (a partnership between Berkeley Law, NVCA and Venture Forward).15:42 -- The Academic Partners of the Independent Director Initiative: Berkeley Law Executive Education; Berkeley Law Center for Law and Business; Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School; UC Davis School of Law; UC Hastings Law Center for Business Law; Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Pennsylvania; Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara University; Rowling Center at SMU Dedman School of Law; Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University; Stanford Center for Racial Justice at Stanford Law School; and Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law.University of Washington School of LawThe Organizational Partners of the Independent Director Initiative: Ascend; BLCK VC; BoardList;Bolster;Corporate Directors Forum;The Fourth Floor;HBCUvc; Him for Her; LCDA;National Black MBA Association; National Venture Capital Association; NxtWorkVenture Forward.18:07 -- On the interest and number of applicants to the program (~500 applications, 80 got selected in first cohort).19:21 -- On fiduciary duties of directors in venture-backed companies (including dual-fiduciary conflicts). Role of independent directors, and boardroom diversity in private venture-backed companies. The Trados case (2013).38:43 -- The evolution of private markets and how its regulation may impact corporate governance.40:06 -- Take-aways from the program: 1) more education is needed for directors of venture-backed companies generally (beyond just independent directors), and 2) it was refreshing to see such a diverse and qualified group of executives that could serve on corporate boards.41:56 -- Where can people learn more and/or apply for the next cohort of the Independent Director Initiative: independent.venturecapitaluniversity.com42:57 -- Benefits for participants beyond just the two days of the program. Placements. 45:27 - Some of the books that have greatly influenced his venture career: Venture Deals, by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson (2011)Secrets of Sand HIll Road, by Scott Kupor (2019)45:51 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them (regarding this program)Evan Epstein (!)Afra Afsharipour, UC Davis Law School46:26 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Martin Luther King, Jr.46:26 - An unusual habit or an absurd thing that he loves: walking 40min for his commute. "Owning your downtime."48:55 - The living person he most admires: his wife.Adam Sterling is the Assistant Dean for Executive Education and Revenue Generation at UC Berkeley's School of Law and the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. __ You can follow Adam on social media at:Twitter: @adambsterlingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adambsterling/__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Beyond The Boardroom
Top 10 wildest campaigns of 2022

Beyond The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 24:58


Kieran Poole and the team count down the top 10 wildest campaigns of the year so far as featured in August's issue of Insightia Monthly.  Who will take top spot? Who will get silver? Who will miss out on a podium place? Listen now and then enjoy a more comprehensive analysis in the magazine.  Plus, remember to get your free Half-Year Review 2022 and your ticket to Diligent's Modern Governance Summit in September where our Josh Black will be hosting two sessions, including key findings from our forthcoming ESG Activism report. 

Ingenuism
Ingenuism: Crypto & Corporate Governance

Ingenuism

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 35:09


In this episode, Robert Hendershott and Yaron Brook discuss crypto currency as a new technology in how firms raise money, crypto as a new mechanism for corporate governance, and establishing the relationship between employer and employee. Sign up for our newsletter at ingenuism.com.

Astro Awani
Notepad with Ibrahim Sani: Supply Chain due Diligence, Sustainability and Impact on Businesses

Astro Awani

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 26:30


Peter van Veen, Director of Corporate Governance & Stewardship at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales will be able to speak on how the ICAEW works with governments, regulators, and business leaders regularly, while helping to build resilient businesses, economies, and societies and ensuring our planet's resources are managed sustainably.

Astro Awani
Notepad with Ibrahim Sani: Supply Chain due Diligence, Sustainability and Impact on Businesses

Astro Awani

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 26:30


Peter van Veen, Director of Corporate Governance & Stewardship at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales will be able to speak on how the ICAEW works with governments, regulators, and business leaders regularly, while helping to build resilient businesses, economies, and societies and ensuring our planet's resources are managed sustainably.

Stratfor Podcast
RANE Insights: What's The Deal About ES&G?

Stratfor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 30:18


In this episode of the RANE Insights podcast, we do a deep dive into the three letters E, S, and G. Together as "ESG", those letters are a fixture in news and business headlines. Whether they're about the backlash against ESG, tighter regulation of ESG, or criticism of ESG, those three letters seem inescapable these days.But do we really know enough about what ESG actually means or how it applies to business profits and risks? That's what our host, RANE founder David Lawrence asked Joseph A. Grunfest, a Professor of Law and Business and senior faculty member of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School.RANE is a risk intelligence company that provides access to critical insights, analysis, and support to ensure business continuity and resiliency for our members. Learn more about RANE's market-leading risk intelligence products at ranenetwork.com

The MarketBeat Podcast
ESG - Profitably Invest Your Values

The MarketBeat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022


In today's episode, Kate chats with guest David McNatt, executive vice president of Investment Solutions at AssetMark, an asset management platform. David is a specialist in ESG investing - which stands for investing with a focus on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance concerns. David not only shares specifics about exactly what ESG investing is, but offers ways to avoid pitfalls and to understand exactly what kinds of companies you are buying, if you want to express your values or social concerns through your investments. In this conversation, you will learn: -Why it's important to understand the distinctions between terms also used to describe ESG investing -Ultimately, investors want to drive a positive impact relative to a specific objective -How some investors can improve their financial outcome by incorporating ESG into their investing process -How investors who want to express a specific mission-driven objective can incorporate ESG -What ESG stands for: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, and how each of those areas of investment have different criteria -Why some of the ESG metrics can be predictors of how a company may perform in the future -Is an “exclusionary” approach to ESG investing the best way to allocate your portfolio? -Why it's important for investors to understand that ESG investing is still evolving, and there's no single uniform definition -What is “greenwashing” and why do investors need to be aware of this? -What should investors look for, when trying to determine whether a stock's actions and business is aligned with its stated ESG objectives? What are some signs to look for? -How do you monitor ESG metrics among companies with operations or large parts of their revenue generated in emerging markets, where regulation and oversight may be less stringent -Why it's important not to make assumptions about ESG-rated companies, when even Tesla lost its ESG rating with Standard & Poor's due to safety and working conditions in factories outside the U.S. -Do you need to sacrifice return if you want to be an ESG investor? -You don't have to guess about performance: Over a 22-year period, ESG has provided a comparable or even slightly enhanced return -Why institutional investors often have different objectives than an individual investor who is saving for retirement. -If you have a very specific investment objective, that impact orientation narrows the list of companies you can invest in -How does David suggest that you begin learning about ESG if you want to invest for a specific objective or to align your portfolio with your values How to learn more about AssetMark: https://www.assetmark.com/ Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.marketbeat.com/all-access/ This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

'The Mo Show' Podcast
Noura Alturki | The Mo Show 64 | Nesma, Corporate Governance, Social impact

'The Mo Show' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 57:52


Noura Alturki is the Vice President of Nesma, a privately owned Saudi Arabian family business that her father started over 40 years ago. Nesma maintains a diverse business portfolio that spans a number of industries, including construction, power, oil, gas, real estate, hospitality, tourism, and more. Noura attended Brown University and earned a degree in Environmental Studies. She's passionate about social change and diversity in the workplace. She opens up about working with family, being a woman in a corporate leadership position, mom guilt, and how she views the young workforce and future opportunities in Saudi Arabia.

Beyond The Boardroom
What is the universal proxy card?

Beyond The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 19:37


Michael Levin of The Activist Investor Blog joins Kieran Poole to discuss the universal proxy card, lessons he has learned, and his proudest moments.  Remember to get your free copy of our Half-Year Review 2022.  Want a guest interview or topic discussed? Tell us here. View all of the products offered by Insightia by visiting our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

The Corporate Director Podcast
The Path Forward on ESG: A Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective

The Corporate Director Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 37:40 Transcription Available


In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, Dr. Filipe Morais, Lecturer in Governance & Reputation at the Henley Business School and Independent Partner at AMROP discusses his latest book, “The Palgrave Handbook of ESG and Corporate Governance.”

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Sandra Guerra: "The G in ESG is the Driver of Everything."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 68:45


0:00 -- Intro.1:47 -- Start of interview.2:39 -- Sandra's "origin story". She was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After graduating from UNIP with a degree in communications she worked as a journalist for 10 years. She later transitioned to executive roles. In 1995, she was invited by Bengt Hallqvist to join a group to discuss issues impacting boards in Brazil. "She had nothing to do with boards at the time." "[B]ut she fell in love with the topic." That led to the creation of the Brazilian Institute of Board Members, rebranded the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance five years later. 10:06 -- On founding her firm Better Governance in 2005 "to be fully dedicated to corporate governance".12:20 -- On her book "The Black Box of Governance" (2021) "The book presents a guide to behavioral tools enabling directors and executives to confidently navigate the boardroom, improving interactivity and the efficiency of the decision-making process."19:13 -- On the evolution of corporate governance in Brazil in the last 25 years. Overview of the Novo Mercado (created in 2000). At the time this McKinsey report was influential. The Brazilian corporate law was revised in 2001. The first company to be listed in Novo Mercado was only in 2002 (the market was slow to adopt it). The year 2007 was a record year for IPOs in Brazil. In this period "Brazil was a benchmark" for the region. "But then there was a plateau, a stagnation."25:57 -- About the Brazilian Corporate Governance Code (for Listed Companies). She started this process in 2013 when she was Chair of the IBGC with the formation of "The GT Interagentes" (Interagents Working Group) comprised of 11 of the most important agencies related to the capital markets. There were two observing entities: CVM (Brazilian securities regulator) and BNDES (Brazilian development bank).29:32 -- On the influence of the Brazilian Corporate Governance Code and the state of Novo Mercado today.34:48 -- About the Lava Jato (Car Wash) Investigation, Petrobras and corruption in Brazil.36:09 -- On the governance of state-owned enterprises. "For me, it doesn't work."40:27 -- About Crisis-Resilient Boards: Lessons from Vale (article published on Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog) and latest ESG trends in Brazil (including the SEC's suing Vale for making false and misleading claims). "Nothing resists the culture that you have installed."51:00 -- On ESG in Brazil. "The international institutional investors are the ones really leading and raising the bar." "For me, I'd be happy when the time comes where we would no longer need to use this acronym, it should [just] be embedded in strategy." "The G (in ESG) is the driver of everything."57:04 -- On the future of corporate governance in Brazil. "The drivers are both fear and greed." "Governance may have to change profoundly [particularly] given the governance models of startups and scaleups. We may have to rethink flexibility in governance models."01:02:28 - Novels that have greatly impressed her: Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell (1945 and 1949)House of Spirits, by Isabel Allende  (1982)Name of the Rose, by Humberto Eco (1980)*Corporate governance books that have greatly influenced her:A History Corporate Governance 1602-2002, by Paul Frentrop (2003) Corporate Governance and Chairmanship: A Personal View, by Sir Adrian Cadbury (2002)01:04:57 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? Bengt Hallqvist, the founder of IBGC. "He was the one that introduced corporate governance to me,  and with that he changed my life."01:06:00 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "Things can always be better."01:06:48 -  An unusual habit or an absurd thing that she loves: dancing!Sandra Guerra is the founder of Better Governance and has served on the boards of listed, closed, family-controlled and state-controlled companies as well as of non-profit organizations both in Brazil and abroad. She was one of the founding members of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC). She's the author of “The Black Box of Governance” published by Routledge in 2021.__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

The Voice of Corporate Governance
CII's Monthly Governance and Capital Market Regulation Update

The Voice of Corporate Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 23:47


This episode has CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney covering the top 10 important events affecting institutional investors from June 29 to August 1.

Modern Idealist
Ep 13: Aligning Personal And Organizational Values With Eivind Fliflet

Modern Idealist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 44:28


This week's guest Eivind Fliflet took a break from parental leave (when we recorded this episode in May 2022) to talk with us about what it's like working for the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank Investment Management. Owning 1.3% of the globe's listed companies, you need only take a quick look at their website to see the oil fund's market value going up by hundreds of millions of Norwegian krone before your very eyes. Eivind, who considers himself an idealistic pragmatist, heads up the Environmental Initiatives team within Corporate Governance at the fund and is responsible for weighing in on big topics such as climate change, biodiversity and ethics, and providing recommendations to the companies in which the Fund. We learn from Eivind how the Fund develops views and expectations on climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) guidelines to influence the global market and how sustainability needs to be embedded in an organisation's core. We explore oxymorons, career shifts, CEO salaries and the point when Eivind personally discovered the complexities of solving wicked sustainability problems and the paradox that exists between strategy vs action. He shares his views on internal activism and burnout, company value alignment, and that you can be impactful whilst having a balanced approach (something we both struggle with!). For change makers listening to this episode, Eivind leaves us with some words of insight to propel you into your own impact journey. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/modernidealist/message

The Third Turn
Excellence In Corporate Governance

The Third Turn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 34:16


Kendra Fiscelli has been watching over a complex governance system within a healthcare associational system that must satisfy compliance with many outside watchdogs. It hardly gets more complicated than that! In this episode, she provides insight into effective boards, especially their decision-making. Your Hosts: Mark L. Vincent, Founder of Design Group International and the Society for Process Consulting. He also facilitates Maestro-level leaders Kristin Evenson, Consultant and Coach at Junctures. Find out more about The Third Turn Podcast by visiting thirdturnpodcast.com. Jennifer Miller, who runs a marketing consultancy firm called, Strategically Connected, is our producer. And shout out to Joshua Brinkman who is our audio engineer. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Anti-Fragile Playbook
Bene Esse - Behind the Scenes (Corporate, Governance, Regulatory Compliance, and Activated Soft Capital)

The Anti-Fragile Playbook

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 54:47


As shared in prior podcasts; the Anti-Fragile approach begins with a virtual community as a low-cost, light-weight method for establishing a beachhead, and leverages revenues generated as well as community engagement to accelerate the acquisition of any physical amenities that the community may define as necessary to community growth. And consistent with Anti-Fragile best practices: community engagement itself is accelerated through activation of various forms of soft capital (as briefly illustrated in this short video), inclusive to time, attention, relationship, and trust capitals, which reduces the necessity to secure upfront hard capital to “buy” people's time and engagement. The result is a low-cost entry that begins virtually, designed to reach those who are in a state of outrage, so they might transition into lasting stewardship, through step-by-step action. Kent Dahlgren (of 214 Alpha) created this brief introductory video about Bene Esse to share the story, we also discuss it on the most recent podcast and in this Medium article written by Kent. An added bonus is that both Ruth Glendinning's company (Future Story Lab) and 214 Alpha have developed a 'copy and paste' franchise model that can be customized to the land owner's existing revenue streams, as illustrated in this brief “behind the scenes” video. Existing landowners stand to gain the following benefits: Recurring revenue with minimal liability Mobile and portable; a minimal dependency upon fixed infrastructure Reduction in costs (such as tax breaks) Greater power autonomy and improved soil quality Creating a legacy of opportunity for others In this manner, a small disciplined team of community activists might negotiate with existing landowners to address the root conditions of generational poverty and trauma by delivering upon a mutually-beneficial model designed to both elevate the value of existing land while creating the basis of growing generational wealth, which strengthens our connections to our roots.

ESG Now
A Pioneer of Corporate Governance Retires

ESG Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 18:02 Transcription Available


The G of ESG has always been the more accepted of the three in more traditional investment circles. Ric Marshall of MSCI ESG Research is one of the reasons for that. He is one of the pioneers of corporate governance analysis and is retiring this month. Ric is our special guest this episode. He takes us through the origins of his corporate governance research (surprise! it involves a co-op) and where he thinks corporate governance analysis will go next.Host: Mike Disabato, MSCI ESG ResearchGuest: Ric Marshall, MSCI ESG Research 

Smart Humans with Slava Rubin
Smart Humans: Republic's Kendrick Nguyen on equity crowdfunding and the future of crypto

Smart Humans with Slava Rubin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 50:08


Kendrick Nguyen is CEO of Republic, an investment platform connecting tech startups and blockchain projects with global investors. Prior to Republic, he served as general counsel of AngelList and Fellow of Stanford University's Center for Corporate Governance. He is a founding adviser to NOW Ventures and CoinList, an ICO platform. An immigrant from Vietnam, Kendrick has a strong interest in improving access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs in the US and beyond.

Beyond The Boardroom
Why was the S of ESG prominent this season?

Beyond The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 38:15


Kieran Poole is joined by Olshan Frome Wolosky's Ryan Nebel and Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman, as well as Insightia's Rebecca Sherratt to discuss The Activist Investing Half-Year Review 2022. Plus, Insightia's Adam Riches tells us about our networking event in New York.  Ryan and Elizabeth are members of the firm's activist and equity investment practice focusing on shareholder activism, proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Elizabeth also heads Olshan's ESG activist investing practice. Join the conversation about the report using the hashtag #HYR2022 on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Keir Gumbs: "Governance Directly and Unequivocally Impacts Value."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 65:17


0:00 Intro.1:34 Start of interview.2:12 Keir's "origin story". He grew up in the Bay Area and went to high school in Oakland where he ran track and got a scholarship to go to Ohio State. After realizing he wasn't going to be an Olympian, he decided to study law at U Penn. When he graduated in 1999, he joined the SEC where, among other matters, he was part of the shareholder proposals taskforce which led him on the path of corporate governance. After 6 years at the SEC, he joined Covington & Burling where he practiced for about 13 years. In his last year at Covington he worked on the Uber investigation, after which he was hired to join the company as Associate General Counsel for Corporate (where he led the IPO, the company's corporate governance and ESG programs). He later got promoted to Deputy GC. He joined Broadridge Financial Solutions as Chief Legal Officer in 2021.5:55 Keir's role on the governance assessment for the Holder Report in 2017 [where his firm recommended that Uber focus on four prevailing themes with regard to taking the following remedial measures: tone at the top, trust, transformation, and accountability]. His headline: "Governance directly and unequivocally impacts value." "For me, Uber is the quintessential example for that." "At that time, Uber was king of the world: the largest and most valuable Unicorn, rapidly expanding around the world, they had radically changed how people got around." "Uber's scandal started with Susan Fowler's blog post (which indicated a culture in need of change) and the #DeleteUber campaign post travel ban fiasco in NYC." "These events set the company into a spiral, where they had to address these governance and cultural issues in order to thrive and survive."13:40 On Silicon Valley's "growth at all costs" and "founder empowerment" culture, and the unique distinctions between private vs public corporate governance practices: "The real question in my mind is has Silicon Valley learned its lesson? Have the VCs learned?" "Here is the truth of it: for every Theranos, Uber or WeWork, there is a Facebook, and let's be very candid here, FB is still very successful - if you were an original investor in FB you have done very well for yourself - despite the company not embracing the best corporate governance practices [and yet FB is still thriving]." "[Despite some of the governance scandals in tech companies] there is certainly more awareness now about how corporate governance can impact value."19:07 On the evolution of corporate governance and the growing influence of institutional investors. Its impact on private venture-backed companies: "There must be a governance transition based on the growing number of investors participating in the company's evolution (particularly if/when the company goes public)."25:15 On the history and focus of Broadridge Financial Solutions.27:50 On the role of technology, Blockchain, Meme Stocks and Proxy Voting. The Delaware Vice-Chancellor Travis Laster Speech at CII: "The Block Chain Plunder: Using Technology to Clean Up Proxy Plumbing and Take Back the Vote." (2016) The SEC's Proposal to Reduce Risks in Clearance and Settlement. "I'm not sure blockchain will be the technological solution that everyone is embracing."33:36 On proxy contests ("the level of proxy contests seems lower than what we would have expected."), and the new SEC rules on universal proxy cards. This rule will start applying this August ("will it meaningful increase the number of proxy contests? It's an open question at this point.")40:30 Keir's thoughts on boardroom diversity, including SB-826 and AB-979 getting struck down in California Courts: "I personally would not read too much into those [court decisions in California] for two reasons: 1) Spinning in the wind  and 2) "the horse has left the barn" on the topic of boardroom diversity." "Investors, employees, customers and the general public all care about the composition of a board from a diversity perspective." 45:05 His thoughts on the SEC's current agenda. "There is no doubt that there is a very pro-enforcement agenda in place right now." "There is a new Sheriff in town." The EY Enforcement Action (where EY had to pay a $100M penalty for employees cheating on CPA ethics exams and misleading investigation). Dissent from Commissioner Hester Pierce.51:13 On the politicization of boards and how companies and boards have to deal with hot (and controversial) social topics. Assembling a group of employees to handle how, when and what should the company address about these issues. "It's an incredibly hard challenge for GCs and other senior executives." "Employees, customers and investors expect you to address these issues." "How you communicate is super important." His view on the "Mission-focused company" approach taken by Coinbase: "For me, that probably means that I will never be a Coinbase customer because I care deeply about the company to whom I give my money." "I think of Procter & Gamble as the gold standard on how to communicate effectively around these thorny questions." 58:04 A book that has greatly influenced his life: The Autobiography of Malcom X, by Malcom X and Alex Haley (1965)59:00- Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? Marty Dunn, former Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the SEC and former partner at OMM and MoFo.David Martin, partner at Covington & Burling. He was his "Dutch uncle" ("someone who is going to be very hard on you privately, but in public will sing your praises.")1:00:35 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? From Trillion Dollar Coach (biography of Bill Campbell) by Alan Eagle, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg (2019):  “Leadership is not about you, it's about service to something bigger: the company, the team. Bill believed that good leaders grow over time, that leadership accrues to them from their teams. He thought people who were curious and wanted to learn new things were best suited for this. There was no room in this formula for smart alecks and their hubris.”1:02:17 - An unusual habit or an absurd thing that he loves: "Zombie Apocalypse everything!"1:03:04 - The living person he most admires: A lot of people but it's a tie: AOC (on the way she uses social media) and Bill Gates (on his transition from business to making a better world).Keir Gumbs is the Chief Legal Officer of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., where he oversees the legal, compliance and physical security teams. Prior to joining Broadridge, Keir served as Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Corporate Secretary of Uber. Before Uber, Keir was a Partner for nearly a decade at Covington & Burling. Keir's career includes six years of service with the SEC, where, immediately prior to joining Covington & Burling in 2005, he served as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Roel C. Campos. __ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

One Minute Governance
103. What is BAD Corporate Governance?

One Minute Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 1:47


If I'm going to give you a definition of GOOD governance, I guess we'll need one for BAD governance, too. Background music is Of the Stars by KC Roberts & the Live Revolution   SCRIPT In the previous episode, I suggested that we define good corporate governance as creating conditions that maximize the likelihood that effective decisions will get made. I've had months to sit with it, and you've only had a few days but it still gives us a useful starting point for a bunch of conversations. Including thinking about what BAD corporate governance might mean. The most high-profile conversations about bad governance – or good governance, for that matter – are usually triggered by big, sexy crises or blowups. Especially if there's a criminal or systemic element to the story. Theranos, Volkswagen, Enron, the Financial Crisis…they all prompted interesting conversations about corporate governance and in some cases played a role in kicking off major policy changes affecting disclosure requirements, board composition, and more. But does bad disclosure mean you have bad governance? Does less-than-perfect board composition mean you have bad governance? What, really, do the Volkswagen, Theranos, and Enron cases have in common that they don't ALSO have in common with lots of other organizations that have never had a crisis, and never will? Maybe I'm overstepping here, but could the definition of BAD governance just be the absence of good governance? In other words, the definition of bad corporate governance is NOT creating conditions that maximize the likelihood that effective decisions will get made. It's a bit of a scary thought, isn't it? What even ARE the conditions that make effective decisions happen? Before we get into it any further, let's take a break for a few days and sleep on it.

The Voice of Corporate Governance
CII's Monthly Governance and Capital Market Regulation Update

The Voice of Corporate Governance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 37:32


This episode has CII General Counsel Jeff Mahoney covering the top 10 important events affecting institutional investors from May 31 to June 29.

PPM Simplifies
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

PPM Simplifies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 17:34


  Annie McIlwain joins Todd Perry to discuss how organizations are embracing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). Annie is an accomplished engineer and is a District Manager at the PPM Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi offices.   Key Topics and Takeaways Companies all across the world are embracing ESG, a movement that began roughly 20…

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Ana Dutra: "Think of Your Board Journey As Any Career."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 52:20


0:00 Intro.1:45 Start of interview.2:40 Ana's "origin story". She was born and raised in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil. She got degrees in law and economics, and started her career in sales at IBM in Brazil in the mid-1980s. In 1992 she moved to the U.S. to get an MBA at Northwestern University. That led to a career of over 30 years in technology, M&A and global business transformations. A couple of years ago she retired from her last job as CEO, and she embarked in her board "portfolio career": public, private and non-profit boards, in addition to teaching and doing some advisory work for CEOs.4:55 Her advice for aspiring directors: "Think of your board journey as any career." She started serving on non-profit boards and worked her way up to private and public companies. Her first public company board was CME Group. She's served on 7 public company boards, plus many private and non-profit boards.7:46 Distinctions on serving on public/private/non-profit boards ("even within those buckets there are significant differences.") Her other current public company boards: First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK), Carparts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS); Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS), and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE: PBA). When she thinks about board opportunities, she thinks about three things:Is she aligned with the mission/vision of the company and what it stands for.Does she have the skills, experience, credentials and competencies to add value to the board.Does she like the people (other board members).12:56 Her experience serving on the board of Eletrobras, a major Brazilian state-owned power generation company. "There is always a give and take --what you offer and what you learn-- and that to me is what makes board service so interesting."16:27 Her thoughts on the evolution of ESG and DEI. Her article "Cutting Through the ESG Noise: A Practical Framework for Corporate Boards" with Cigdem Oktem, Regional Leader, EY Center for Board Matters.22:15 Her thoughts on boardroom diversity, SB-826 and AB-979 getting struck down in California Courts. "I wish we didn't have to rely on quotas, but the truth is that when left in the hands of nom/gov chairs, board chairs and companies and executives, [progress] was just not happening.""All I can hope for is that some halo effect [since SB-826] has demonstrated that having diversity and inclusion on boards is a good business practice."24:41 On the progress of Latinos on boards. She serves on the board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), co-Chairs its Latino Corporate Directors Educational Foundation (LCDEF) that delivers on the BoardReady Institute (BRI).28:20 On the politicization of boards. "Over the last three years there has been extreme politicization globally, not only in the U.S." "I am a big proponent of full disclosure on where you stand as an institution and/or corporation."32:18 Her thoughts on Coinbase's position (a "mission driven company") and Salesforce (strong proponent of stakeholder capitalism). "Both companies took a stand, and that is what's important."34:52 Her take on governance practices in the tech industry. On the role of experience and self-awareness in leadership.37:17 Discussion of founder-led tech companies, governance consequences, and reverse bias discrimination. "Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity but cash is reality." "Sometimes there is too much of a good thing." "What is lacking is appreciation and respect for experience."44:52 The 3 books that have greatly influenced her life:Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl (1946)The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (1988)Exodus, by Leon Uris  (1958)46:06- Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? "I have had so many, I apply a 360 mentorship model" "I crave feedback and mentorship all the time."47:05 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "When contemplating an opportunity, if you don't foresee the possibility of death, bankruptcy or prison, then go for it!""Always think about how to pay it forward" (good karma)Particularly for women who suffer from imposter syndrome: "Remember that you're seeing people from the outside where they seem so confident but you don't know what they are feeling on the inside, so do your thing, walk in confident, don't worry too much about outside influence."49:16- An unusual habit or an absurd thing that she loves: "Melting chocolate and top it with yogurt or nuts to pretend that it's healthy." Reality TV, she's watched every season of the Survivor!50:30 - The living person she most admires: her middle sister, a pediatrician in Brazil, "probably the most knowledgeable, powerful and yet so humble and generous."Ana Dutra is an experienced CEO, business advisor and corporate director of publicly traded, family-owned and private corporations. As CEO of Korn Ferry Consulting, Ana led the global the Board  Effectiveness practice. Ana currently serves as corporate director at the CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK), Carparts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS); Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS), and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE: PBA). She also serves on the Board of the Latino Corporate Directors Association and co-Chairs its Educational Foundation Board. __ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License 

FedSoc Events
Regulating the New Crypto Ecosystem: Necessary Regulation or Crippling Future Innovation?

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 67:21


This event is sold out. We will take walk-ins at the door if room becomes available. Cryptocurrency. Decentralized finance. Nonfungible tokens. Once only experts on the cutting edge of financial services were familiar with these terms. Now, with the emergence of digital assets within the global financial system, crypto, DeFi, and NFTs are becoming part of the mainstream financial services lexicon. The rapidly emerging crypto ecosystem faces uncertainty within a regulatory regime designed for very different institutions and securities. In response, on March 9, 2022, President Biden issued an executive order, “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets,” which ordered agencies to submit policy recommendations based upon multiple principles such as: providing consumer protection, ensuring U.S. financial system stability, mitigating systemic financial risk, responsibly developing digital assets, and examining the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Supporters of increased financial regulation over cryptocurrency see this as a necessity to provide security essential to ensuring financial stability and consumer protection within the digital asset space. Others view these federal regulatory efforts as a threat to future opportunities for economic innovation. SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce and an expert panel including Jerry Brito, Ryan Selkis, C. Todd Phillips, moderated by J.W. Verret, will address current and future efforts at regulation of cryptocurrency and its implications for innovation, financial stability, and consumer protection. Schedule:12:00pm - Lunch12:30pm - Opening RemarksHon. Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, United States Securities and Exchange Commission12:45pm - PanelRyan Selkis, Co-Founder and CEO, MessariTodd Phillips, Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance, Center for American ProgressJerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin CenterModerator: Prof. J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but advance registration is required.This event will be livestreamed on the web page. Registration is not required to watch the livestream.

OODAcast
Episode 99: David Greenberg on Decision-making in Volatile Markets

OODAcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 35:05


While the OODA Loop was been heralded in the domain of conflict, we often find the concept in business and there is no greater business analogy to dogfighting that David Greenberg's experience as a trader on the floor of the world's largest physical commodities exchange. David's job required rapid decision making based on constantly changing information and the mental fortitude to move onto the next decision and rapidly learn from both successes and mistakes. In addition to his work as a trader, David also guided the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) through its largest period of growth and through a digital transformation. In this OODAcast, David shares his story and talks about how to make decisions in complex environments, but also developing the mental resiliency to deal with rapid change and impactful mistakes. David also shares his experiences from 9/11 and how one tiny circumstance saved his life and re-focused his energy on helping others. Full bio: Mr. Greenberg is the President of Greenberg Capital. He served as an Executive Board and Board Member of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). He oversaw a decade of its largest growth from $800 million to $12 billion. Notably, at the time it was the world's largest physical commodities exchange. While at NYMEX, David was the Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Marketing, International Expansion, Electronic Trading and Security Committees. Mr. Greenberg's twenty years as President of Sterling Commodities shaped the firm into one of the largest local clearinghouses at NYMEX. Mr. Greenberg served as Director of Development for Executive Education at Florida Atlantic University. As a seasoned speaker, he has graced the podiums of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities: West Point Military Academy, Columbia Business School, New York University, Syracuse University's Whitman School of Business and Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch School of Business. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of Junior Achievement of South Florida and the Leadership Council for the United Negro College Fund of South Florida. Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of Connecticut's Suffield Academy, where he later served on the board. David is a graduate of Syracuse University. In addition to his successful career in significant advisory capabilities, he is a globally renowned and noted market analyst and media contributor. Having appeared on CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg and CNBC, Mr. Greenberg is often quoted on times such as the present. Mr. Greenberg's expert opinions can be found in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times and other publications. Additional Resources: https://www.instagram.com/tradingshrink/ https://daviddouglasgreenberg.com/ Recommended Book: Raven Rock by Garrett Graff

The Truth with Lisa Boothe
Economic Survival with Carol Roth

The Truth with Lisa Boothe

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 49:36


How bad is the economy right now? What can you do to ride it out? And how did we get here? Lisa asks these questions to Carol Roth. She's the author of the War on Small Business and The Entrepreneur Equation. Carol is also a recovering investment banker. They also discuss what the push for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance means for the country and you.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
Deep Dive 224 – Regulating the New Crypto Ecosystem: Necessary Regulation or Crippling Future Innovation?

RTP's Free Lunch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 68:14


Cryptocurrency. Decentralized finance. Nonfungible tokens. Once only experts on the cutting edge of financial services were familiar with these terms. Now, with the emergence of digital assets within the global financial system, crypto, DeFi, and NFTs are becoming part of the mainstream financial services lexicon.The rapidly emerging crypto ecosystem faces uncertainty within a regulatory regime designed for very different institutions and securities. In response, on March 9, 2022, President Biden issued an executive order, "Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets," which ordered agencies to submit policy recommendations based upon multiple principles such as: providing consumer protection, ensuring U.S. financial system stability, mitigating systemic financial risk, responsibly developing digital assets, and examining the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Supporters of increased financial regulation over cryptocurrency see this as a necessity to provide security essential to ensuring financial stability and consumer protection within the digital asset space. Others view these federal regulatory efforts as a threat to future opportunities for economic innovation.At a live Regulatory Transparency Project event, following remarks from SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce, an expert panel including Jerry Brito, Ryan Selkis, Todd Phillips, and moderator J.W. Verret discussed current and future efforts at regulation of cryptocurrency and its implications for innovation, financial stability, and consumer protection.Featuring:- Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center- Todd Phillips, Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance, Center for American Progress- Ryan Selkis, Co-Founder and CEO, Messari- [Moderator] Prof. J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason UniversityVisit our website – www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media.