Gender diversification on boards was a prominent issue in 2018 and shareholders had never been more explicit in their expectations of companies. The CGLytics Review of Diversity in the Boardroom of S&P 500 Companies reveals the progress made by companies to improve female board representation and discusses new ways for identifying top candidates using new methods and tools.

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In the spotlight: EQT Corporation Proxy Statement

In this article, CGLytics takes a look at the upcoming EQT Corporation AGM resolutions and how the CGLytics platform analytics can help promote engagement between the company and shareholders.

Debenhams: The Fall of a High Street Chain

Following the entry into administration of Debenhams, CGLytics takes a look at some of the key governance analytics, and how they could have been indicators that change was needed

McKesson Versus the State of West Virginia

Drug distribution companies are experiencing significant reputational and financial risks as a result of the Opioid Crisis in the US. In this article we take a look at how a lack of regulatory and risk experience may have impacted the McKesson Corporation.

Barclays, Bramson, and Lessons Learned

Barclays, one of the UK’s largest banks recently has recently come under attack by activist investor Edward Bramson. CGLytics takes a look at the drivers behind the attack and how Barclay’s responded.

Growing Expectations of Director Responsibilities and Evolving Attitudes Towards Overboarding

CGLytics takes a look at how the role of the board is changing, and how directors are having to rapidly become experts in a range of topics in which they have little to no previous experience.

Uber: Culture Clash

CGLytics takes a look at the recent IPO of Uber and how negative stories and scandals led to lower than expected interest

Tesla: a lesson in lion taming

In this article, CGLytics takes a look at the governance of Tesla and the measures in place to ensure consistent shareholder engagement.

Sainsbury’s and Asda: The Monopoly That Never Was

CGLytics examines some of the key drivers behind the rejected merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The Top 50 Highest Paid CEOs

As proxy season progresses and companies file their annual reports, CGLytics surveys the world’s highest paid CEOs (so far) and looks at how executive compensation has grown since the last year.

The EU Shareholder Rights Directive: The implications for executive compensation in Belgium and Luxembourg

The corporate governance landscape is changing. Listed EU companies are increasingly subject to more disclosure and transparency requirements while executive compensation is now under greater scrutiny than ever. In this article CGLytics takes a look at the implications of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive on executive compensation in Belgium and Luxembourg

The case of Superdry: The dynamics of corporate governance and equity control

CGLytics reviews the recent upheaval of the Superdry board, and how these developments have set an unprecedented case in Corporate Governance.

Gender Diversity In Australia

CGLytics explores boardroom gender diversity in Australia, with a particular focus on the upcoming ASX diversity targets.

Waivers Of Mandatory Retirement Ages And Company Performance

CGLytics examines the costs and benefits of waiving the mandatory retirement age for directors, elaborating upon aspects of the S&P 500: Increasing Boardroom Diversity Report.

Disney, 21st Century Fox, Bob Iger, and the Search For His Successor

CGLytics uses its Executive Pay and Pay for Performance Modelling Tools to look at the recent merger with 21st Century Fox, the value Disney’s CEO has bought to the company’s shareholders and how he has been compensated, and some of the challenges potential successors face.

Swedbank CFO Back At the Wheel

A Case Study in the Need for Active Succession Planning. CGLytics looks at how the impact of scandal and the departure of the CEO has caused turmoil at Swedbank

Dominant themes from the 2018 AEX proxy season and what to expect in 2019

During the 2018 Dutch proxy season, shareholders actively engaged in a range of governance matters, with CEO remuneration remaining a key focus for stakeholders and widely publicised by the media. And, as always, the upcoming 2019 proxy season is likely to be influenced by happenings from the previous year.

AI in the Boardroom: Fantasy or Reality?

While the exact role of AI in the boardroom in up for debate, the question remains: has the Robo Director come of age?

Younger directors on S&P 500 boards show positive effect on companies’ performance 

Bringing younger directors into the boardroom does not only add value in terms of unique perspectives and improved innovation, but also impacts company performance

S&P 500 companies are listening: One third of new board appointments in 2018 were women

Gender diversification on boards was a prominent issue in 2018 and shareholders had never been more explicit in their expectations of companies.

Action needed despite third of new S&P 500 board appointments being women

Gender diversification on boards was a prominent issue last year, and shareholders have never been more explicit in their expectations of companies, writes Aniel Mahabier

What’s New for the 2019 Proxy Season?

By looking at the UK, which currently has the spotlight on corporate governance practices, we can be sure that company boards will be compelled to implement good governance practices.

Be prepared: Learnings from the UK 2018 proxy season

The UK is at the forefront of shareholder concern of good corporate governance practices. In a climate of increasing proactive shareholder engagement, the CGLytics FTSE 100 2018 proxy season review evaluates underlying trends to provide unique insights for being prepared for the forthcoming season.

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Glass Lewis’ CEO compensation and Say on Pay analyses now available on the CGLytics platform for over 5000 corporates.

Access the same data analysis, peer groups and tools, used by Glass Lewis for reviewing CEO Compensation and Executive Pay Plans

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