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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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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, Policy | 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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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

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

29 October 2018 - Global companies recognize the many advantages to creating a long-term plan which sets out a clear forward-looking perspective on growth, risk and capital allocation for investors.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Guiding Our Way to Quarterly Behavior? Promoting Long-Term Thinking and Greater Transparency

9 October 2018 - A version of this post was first published on Harvard Law School Forum for Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Thank you to our Member organizations who contributed to the writing of this article. By now, most business-watchers...

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