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Investor-Corporate Engagement, Governance | Article

Navigating COVID-19: Advice from long-term investors

30 April 2020 - Look after employees, customers, and suppliers; adopt a through-cycle mindset; and communicate transparently. Profits and dividends will come later if you make the right moves now.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Power Play: The Long-term Impact of Multi-class Shares

15 April 2020 - While some companies take a “one share, one vote” approach to shareholder decision-making, others give disproportionate voting rights to founders or choose to offer multiple share classes, each with different voting power.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | In the News

Opinion: Why the suspension of quarterly guidance should last beyond Covid-19

14 April 2020 - With a growing list of companies suspending earnings guidance, FCLT Global CEO Sarah Keohane Williamson explains why quarterly guidance can be problematic.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Video

Stakeholder Capitalism: Creating Common Standards for Corporate Governance

22 January 2020 - The shift towards stakeholder capitalism calls for a new vision of good environmental, social and corporate governance. What difficult decisions must chief executives take to pivot towards stronger governance by stakeholders?

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Video

Sarah Williamson on Stakeholder Management

22 January 2020 - From WEF 2020 in Davos, Sarah Williamson stresses the need to focus on all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Do Shares With Different Voting Structures Perform Differently?

11 April 2019 - When considering going public, private companies often express concern about the perceived short-term fixation of public markets. In response, some choose to stay out of the public markets – to the detriment of our overall economic...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

FCLTGlobal Weighs in on Quarterly IR Communications With the SEC

5 April 2019 - Research has consistently found that the vast majority of corporate executives think that short-term pressure is changing their business decisions and harming long-term value. Recent work from FCLTGlobal has shown that an effective way to combat this...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Case Study: Long-Term Roadmaps in Action With Nidec

20 March 2019 - Many modern companies continue to find themselves meeting the burdensome reporting demands from various interested stakeholders. Frequent reporting of near-term numbers saddles companies with the work of unnecessary disclosures, and tasks investors with sorting through...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Case Study: Effective Investor Roadmaps From The Home Depot

5 March 2019 - Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1978, The Home Depot (ticker: HD) is among the world’s largest home improvement retailers. Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018, the New York Stock Exchange-listed company generates annual sales revenues in...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Driving the Conversation: Long-Term Roadmaps for Long-Term Success

21 February 2019 - Roadmaps have a proven record at leading companies, and evidence suggests that the majority of investors (especially long-term investors) prefer this approach. By focusing on key elements of performance such as competitive advantages, long-term objectives,...

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CEO Guide to Long-Term Roadmaps

Investor-Corporate Engagement | Toolkit

A CEO Guide to Long-Term Roadmaps

21 February 2019 - Benefits of a long-term roadmap: Gives existing shareholders what they want Attracts long-term investors by using long-term language Acts as a deterrent or buffer against activist attacks More accurately shapes a company’s valuation Provides strategic clarity to internal audiences...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Case Study: DSM, Examining Effective Long-Term Roadmaps in Action

20 December 2018 - Resourceful global companies and their investors recognize the distinct advantages of long-term planning. A long-horizon view of goals, and the path to achieving them, help open the lines of communication and strategy between a company...

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