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Topic: Shareholder activism
Where a shareholder uses an equity stake in a company to put pressure on its management
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Governance Leadership Centre
Index fund pressure on governance to grow in 2020
21 February 2020 | Tony Featherstone
Focus on sustainable investments set to become a bigger consideration for boards.
GLC 2020 Governance
Growth in private companies and the implications for governance
15 March 2019
More capital flowing into high-potential emerging ventures could affect board formation.
The growing impact of rising shareholder class actions
27 September 2018 | Tony Featherstone
Boards are caught in the middle of rising shareholder class actions and increasing D&O insurance costs. Here’s what directors need to know.
Highlights from the Essential Director Update:18
26 September 2018
Graham Bradley AM FAICD, Chairman Graincorp Ltd and Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Australia is travelling across Australia presenting on critical governance topics. In his presentation, he poses...
Rise of the Activist Investor
26 March 2018
Rapidly growing shareholder activism is demanding listed boards engage more with investors on a broader range of issues. This requires deeper focus and different skills, reports Tony Featherstone. Is ...
Shareholder Activists in the Boardroom
24 January 2018
Australia is becoming fertile territory for shareholder activists — and directors can learn through the process, reports Keith Barrett.
Highlights from the 2017 AICD Essential Director Update with Graham Bradley
13 December 2017
The AICD’s Essential Director Update is one of the most important events in the Australian governance calendar. Held annually, the update is the AICD’s largest complimentary event. This year in a road...
Liability and Compliance
Essential Director Update: 6 Issues for boards to consider in 2018
28 November 2017 | Christopher Niesche
Christopher Niesche sums up this year’s AICD Essential Director Update.
Duties and responsibilities
3 hedge fund manager tips for boards dealing with shareholder activism
12 July 2017
With hedge fund Elliott Partners' recent targeting of BHP Billiton heralding the potential for more shareholder activism in Australia, The Boardroom Report spoke to author and hedge fund manager Jeff ...
Federal Court affirms Brickworks and Soul Pattinson directors had companies’ best interests in mind
12 July 2017
A Federal Court decision in the long-running Perpetual-Brickworks/Soul Pattinson litigation appears to underline existing principles relating to directorship and governance.