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January 08, 2019

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Shareholder Engagement Disclosures Shot Up in 2018

Appeasing investors with shareholder engagement disclosures was a significant trend this year: Equilar report.

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Corporate Governance: More Engagement

Over the course of 2018, corporations and their boards of directors were increasingly asked to engage on a wider range of topics, both with shareholders as well as other key stakeholders. Strong financial performance is as important as ever, but there is a growing recognition that achieving long-term strategic success requires directors to devote more time to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and stakeholder communications.

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Edelman Trust Barometer - Special Report: Institutional Investors

Edelman Canada has released the Canadian edition of Investor Trust. Globally, Edelman surveyed 500 institutional investors that collectively manage over $4.5 trillion in assets. The results in Canada indicate that investors are looking beyond pure financial performance and increasingly making investment decisions based on environmental and social factors (as well as governance, but the data suggests that's less important in Canada).

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The Take-over Bid Regime After Two Years

It has now been over two years since Canada's take-over bid regime was revamped to provide for a minimum 105-day bid period, a mandatory 50% minimum tender condition and a 10-day extension once the minimum tender condition has been satisfied.

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SEC Chairman Previews Regulatory Agenda for 2019

In a recent speech, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton summarized a number of regulatory priorities for 2019 that may interest retailers. Clayton began the speech looking back on 2018's accomplishments, then spent the bulk of his time discussing planned rulemaking efforts in the coming year.

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Women CEOs Share Tips for Finding Board Member Roles to Advance Your Career

Women hold just over 10 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies, according to Catalyst Inc. Chief executives gathered at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Tuesday spoke to a room of women interested in joining a board and what that entails.

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