Activist investors have a large war chest that could see them going on a spending spree, as certain stocks remain highly deflated. How boards manage the Covid-19 response could determine whether they set their sights on the company.
As hospitals faced the onslaught of scared patients fearing they had Covid-19, some organizations tip-toed into artificial intelligence to help serve as a first line of defense. The impact may send AI into the hospital mainstream.
Delaying new product launches has become one of the most popular strategic tactics companies have taken to stem losses from Covid-19. Even if your company is moving back to full operations, it doesn’t mean those new products should hit shelves soon.
Even as company workforces shelter in place, misconduct has suddenly ceased. Avoidance of investigating fraud or harassment could leave a company liable, even in the time of Covid.
As companies try to circumvent the pandemic, many have closed ranks around their CEO, whether they want to or not.
The COVID-19 crisis left organizations in a tough spot. How boards reacted in the face of this pressure may leave them liable, according to recent situations with similar outbreaks and illnesses.
In the U.S., where health insurance through an employer is the primary way to receive care, many patients may abstain from going to the doctor due to costs. This has the potential to further the spread of the virus and has put insurers in the spotlight.
Chipotle Mexican Grill informed shareholders that it would reduce the size of the board by three directors when it announced its founder was stepping away from the company. In what situations does a reduced board make sense? It depends on the complexity of the business — but oftentimes, slimmer works better.
For many years, director compensation was overshadowed by executive pay. But due to recent litigation, more shareholders and oversight organizations keep a close eye on the decisions made by your compensation committee. Without a clear pay growth strategy, then the company risks financial and public backlash.
The New York Times has reported that executives at Walgreens Boots Alliance asked consultants to remove findings from an internal report that included complaints from its employees. For a better way of making sure information isn’t hidden from the board, look towards this technology darling.