Are Corporations Required to Act Like Sociopaths?

August 13, 2019 All Industries ESG

The latest salvo in the debate over the role of the corporation in society was struck by Jamie Gamble, a former lawyer for the insurance company American Insurance Group during the financial crisis and beyond. He proposed in an essay that modern executives are “legally obligated to act like sociopaths,” because of settled law for most corporate charters that puts shareholder rights above employees, the environment, customers and the community at large.

The Trouble with ESG

August 13, 2019 All Industries ESG

“ESG” investing sounds like a great idea. Who can argue with steering your company toward environmental, social and governance practices that reflect the greater good?

But for a company ready to formalize its commitment to ESG, the problem is defining what it means and what qualifies.

Private Equity: Deal or No Deal?

July 30, 2019 Healthcare M&A

Private equity is on the prowl for good deals in the healthcare space right now. There’s a lot of competition and money searching for an investment opportunity. Sometimes, those opportunities involve public companies looking to go private.

The Next Big Cyber Threat That Could Endanger Everyone

July 9, 2019 All Industries Cyber

The next major cyber threat isn’t in the healthcare industry. It isn’t banking, either, thanks in part to both of those industries’ strict regulations. Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation that will increase risk in that industry, so is that the next major area at risk of cyber threats?

Two Activism Trends That Might Menace Your Board

July 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

In the past few years activists have broadened their horizons, targeting even small and mid cap companies. Institutional investors are supporting activists more and more, and if you didn’t already have enough keeping you up at night, there are two new trends in this ever evolving landscape that put your company at risk.