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Making innovation a priority at board level

SHOULD boards hold themselves accountable for making innovation work? According to IMD Professor Jean-Philippe Deschamps, innovation needs to be part …

Innovation

WPP CEO Departure May Herald Breakup, Strategy Shift at Empire

Martin Sorrell’s abrupt exit from WPP Plc leaves the advertising empire in search of a new chief executive officer for the first time and vulnerable …

Procter & Gamble

Activists Should Take the Lead on Board Diversity

Activist investors have the power to get more women on corporate boards, should they choose to use it.<p>Elliott Management Corp. called this week for …

Investing

Shell’s CEO Tells Activists and Investors: Trust Me to Cut CO2

Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden has the same message for activists seeking to bind Royal Dutch Shell Plc to deep emissions cuts, and …

Climate

Lawsuit alleges Xerox CEO disregarded board in pursuing Fuji deal: WSJ

A lawsuit is alleging that Xerox Corp Chief Executive Officer Jeff Jacobson pursued a deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp , even after Xerox's board …

Xerox

Of the 50 biggest companies in America, General Motors is the only company succeeding on a key measure

captionGeneral Motors CEO Mary Barra is just one of two female CEOs among America’s 50 biggest companies.sourceBill Pugliano/Getty Images<p><b>General</b> …

General Motors

Omnicom and IPG release ratio of CEO pay to employee median pay

Omnicom and IPG have both revealed the ratio of their CEO’s pay to that of their employees, as required by under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform …

Compensation

Estée Lauder Adds 2 Women CEOs to Its Board As It Nears Gender Parity

Estée Lauder on Monday added two female CEOs to its board: Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, and Jennifer Tejada, CEO of cloud …

Estée Lauder

Egon Zehnder Asked over 400 of the World’s Top CEOs What They Found Harder Than Expected When They Took the Top Job. The Answer: the Human Side of the Role

LONDON & ZURICH & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chief Executive Officers of some of the world’s largest companies reveal they struggle most with the …

Leadership

Most new CEOs are overwhelmed, say job is harder than expected: poll

[SOUTHFIELD, Michigan] New chief executives, particularly those who are promoted from within, say they feel overwhelmed and unprepared - especially …

CEOs

8 fights Elliott Management has picked in Europe

Over the last few years, activists have increasingly sought European targets in their quest for yield. Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is one of the …

Carl Icahn Loads Up on Shares While Admonishing Xerox

The major shareholder bought 15.3 million shares on Feb. 12, bringing his total position to over 38 million shares

Maker of Yankee Candle faces proxy battle with activist investor Starboard Value

The conglomerate that makes products from Yankee Candle to Elmer's Glue and Rubbermaid household products faces a proxy fight with an activist investor who's trying to oust its board of directors.<p>Newell Brands confirmed Friday that Starboard Value and Opportunity Master Fund plans to nominate 10 …

Hedge Funds

Activism 2018 -- Is Shareholder Engagement Changing?

The current state of activism can be referred to as a dynamic movement that influences financial value, although many corporations perceive the activist as a force that only disrupts the dynamic of how corporations conduct their business. In truth, those terms, disruption, force, value, activist, …

Investing

Big Pay Packages Are a Powerful Weapon for Activist Investors

Attacking CEOs! Shining a light on boards’ shortcomings as independent overseers! Girding for proxy battles!<p>To do those kinds of things, activists …

Compensation

Activist investor Nelson Peltz to leave Mondelēz Board

Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz, who pushed for a merger between Mondelēz and PepsiCo five years ago, will stand down from Mondelezâs Board of …

Female CEOs are way likelier than men to get targeted by activist investors. Here’s why

A recent study finds that the likes of PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi and Marissa Mayer, most recently of Yahoo, may have been targeted due to gender …

P&G activist investor Nelson Peltz to sit on key board committees

Procter & Gamble Co. prides itself on innovation, and activist investor Nelson Peltz will have an oversight role in that when he joins the board on …

Procter & Gamble

P&G's CEO Hypes Skin Lotion Innovation as Activist Peltz Arrives to Board

Procter & Gamble (PG) CEO David Taylor didn't mention activist investor Nelson Peltz once during a nearly hour-long presentation Thursday at a …

Boardroom excesses can no longer be tolerated. The economy has to work for all

Public-private partnerships are essential. I won’t let bad businesses threaten them<p>When it comes to the vital public services that we all rely on, I want the British people to have the very best.<p>A first-class health service, which is there for all of us in our time of need. Brilliant schools that …

United Kingdom

Activist Peltz to CEOs: We'll work with you

NEW YORK: Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz has a message for America's corporate chiefs; when he calls they do not automatically have to fear for …

CEOs

‘These are bad facts for him’: Intel CEO’s $24 million stock sale before disclosing the chip flaw could trigger lawsuits, SEC inquiry

CEOs

Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks

Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital succeeded last year in getting two directors installed onto the board of Benchmark Electronics …

Investing

Activist Investing Predictions For 2018

Here are some of the predictions for 2018 that we’ve heard in recent weeks:<p>Get Our Activist Investing Case Study!<p>Get the entire 10-part series on our …

Investing

5 Things We Learned About Activist Investing in 2017

Activist investors - those hedge fund managers who push companies to improve operations, buy back shares and sell themselves - had another busy year …

Investing
Sexual Harassment

Does Wall Street Finally Care About Sustainability?

“Wall Street doesn’t care.”<p>I’ve been attending conferences on green or sustainable business for more than 15 years, and I’ve worked closely with senior executives at multinationals on sustainability strategy. Through it all, I hear a common refrain: Even though climate change is already creating …

Wall Street