Corporate Governance

Time To End The Taboo On “Worst-Case” Climate Scenarios

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A post in the online publication Inside Climate News suggests it’s time for scientists and others, including politicians and risk managers, to quit walking […]

AI Cure For ESG Woes Can Be Worse Than The Disease

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Artificial intelligence is widely regarded in the financial industry as the only realistic solution to the massive compliance burden of ESG (environmental, social & […]

What’s Driving Today’s Hefty D&O Claims?

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Historically, securities class actions have been a major driver of directors and officers insurance claims, and the number of such cases actually fell last […]

Global Insurer: Looming Civil Unrest Is Bigger Threat Than Terrorism

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Businesses worldwide should prepare for a rise in civil unrest, according to a post from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Civil unrest “increasingly […]

Is An SEC “Greenwashing” Charge Covered By D&O Insurance?

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So-called ESG initiatives are good PR for the company and good for the world, most would agree. They can  also reduce risk, so much […]

Shareholder Activists Empowered Under Recent SEC Policy Change

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A legal bulletin published last month by the SEC will make it easier to file shareholder resolutions and return more influence to investors, according […]

The Prospect For D&O Climate Liability Claims

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A recent study looks at how, in today’s legal environment, a board’s failure to adequately address climate change-related issues could lead to litigation and […]

Board Diversity Lawsuits Are Not Faring Well

The recent dismissal of two shareholder lawsuits alleging failure to promote board diversity continues an increasingly unmistakable trend, writes D&O expert Kevin M. LaCroix […]

CEO Must Testify About “Facts” From GC’s Privileged Communication

A decision from the Southern District of Florida cuts a distinction between a privileged communication from a GC to a CEO and “facts” that […]

AG Report: Millions Of Fake Comments Tainted 2017 Net Neutrality Battle

A report from New York state’s Office of the Attorney General details massive fraud during the comment period preceding repeal of net neutrality rules […]